INFORUM

February 02, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: EDITORIAL: Conscience vs. equality in Trinity Western ruling The Chronicle Herald | February 2, 2015 Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, January 23, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: http://nsbs.org/council-materials.    Read More
Regulation

In October 2013, the Federation of Law Societies’ Standing Committee on the Model Code of Professional Conduct sought feedback from all law societies on a number of proposed amendments to the Code. One of those amendments relates to the provision of short-term limited legal services.  Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Kyle Michael Jerome DeYoung Erica Anne Green The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks: Read More
Professional development

New to the practice of family law? Think you know it all (but would like to check to make sure...)? Read More

CROWN PROCEEDINGS SUING AND DEFENDING THE GOVERNMENT / Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia – 2013 update – Vancouver, B.C. CLEBC, 2013. [KB 183 .G7 C762S 2013] EMPLOYMENT WORKING YOUR WAY INTO CANADA / Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia – 2013 update – Vancouver, B.C. CLEBC, 2013. [KB 60 C762 2013] Read More

When seeing the InForum newsletter email in your inbox on Tuesday mornings, did you take a few minutes to scan the lists of new Supreme Court of Canada and Nova Scotia court decisions, clicking through to skim the full text of decisions pertinent to your practice? Read More
Access to Justice

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) invites you to save the date for its very first Pro Bono Symposium March 27th, 2015 at the Halifax Central Library.     Read More

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) is inviting nominations for the recipient of the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. Read More
Tips from LIANS

Learn and network with legal technology experts from April 16-18, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago, bringing you the latest in CLE-related legal technology news and tools to benefit your practice. Read More

Having a strong password on your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone is your first line of defence against intruders. Splashdata has recently released its annual list of the most used passwords with the top three being: 1234567; password; and 12345. Here are a few tips for creating a strong and secure password: Read More

Please be advised that numerous lawyers have reported having their email addresses assumed or “spoofed”. As a result emails are being sent seemingly from the lawyer’s account with a potentially virus-infected zip file attached. Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Although love and affection are strong emotions, people often experience difficulty communicating these feelings to one another. Here are some suggestions that may help you communicate love and affection better. Read More
Courts

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has released its decision in the matter between Trinity Western University and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Read More
Province

The Court of Appeal is directing interested parties to file an application if they want to intervene in court proceedings about a recommendation of the 2012 Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission to abolish three Acadian electoral districts. Read More

Nova Scotians can give their thoughts and comments about taxes, the tax system and the upcoming provincial budget, in a number of ways until February 28. Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/ The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:    Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Read More
Other news

Patterson Law, a Nova Scotia firm, has announced that Jane Gourley-Davis, Kimberley Pochini and Michael Scott have been admitted to partnership, and Dennis James has been appointed to Queen’s Counsel. Read More

Seeking a missing will for Beatrice Louise Tingley of Halifax (born March 12, 1920), who passed on December 25, 2014. Lawyers with any information on the location or existence of a will for Mrs. Tingley are asked to contact Russ Quinlan, Parkland Law Inc., at (902) 444 3998.  Read More
Careers

A newly formed Law Firm is looking for a client service oriented individual to join our team as Receptionist/Accounting Assistant. The successful candidate will have a warm, friendly phone manner and a willingness to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external clients. Experience in accounting and your technical savvy round out your profile. Read More

Tech savvy paralegal available for work at home or contract work. I have 4+ years of experience in a law office setting and 6+ years of business experience.  Experience in family law, property law (including title searching), civil litigation and legal research.  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Property Online, and accounting (including trust account management).  Read More

Duties: The Assistant Clerk of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly assists the Chief Clerk in all duties. The Assistant Clerk of the House of Assembly will be expected to:    Read More

Associate Lawyers, St. John’s The St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer is seeking talented Associate Lawyers to join our Litigation and Corporate Commercial teams.  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Are you interested in gaining hands on experience in a wide variety of areas of law including entertainment law, intellectual property law, wills and estates, tax or just have an interest in the needs of local artists? If so, ALIS might be an organization that would interest you! Read More

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in a wide variety of areas of law including entertainment law, intellectual property law, wills and estates, tax or just have an interest in the needs of local artists? If so, ALIS might be an organization that would interest you! Read More

Spencer House Board is looking for a new board member with a legal background who while on the board could advise us. The board meets once a month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, ten times per year.   Please contact me at michaelmccurdy9@gmail.com if interested.    Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 16:00
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers across Nova Scotia to this annual event:    Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC An annual event supported by McInnes Cooper    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (All day)
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) invites you to be a part of the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC). This new initiative launched January 29, 2015. NCPAC provides resources to Crown prosecutors that support the successful prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 14:30
  Best-selling author and human rights activist to share her story of modern slavery during public talk and film screening February 5.    Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 08:30
Lawyers, the time has come to evaluate and care for your most important asset — YOU. Lawyers are remarkably efficient at taking care of clients, transactions, cases, files, and juggling all of the pressures that come along with impossible deadlines, high-stake deals and endless responsibilities.More often than not, we can easily disconnect from the “person” at the centre of this storm. Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 09:00
This past year has seen a number of potentially game-changing developments that have created a buzz within the Aboriginal Law bar, including the two much-anticipated Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia (a.k.a. Roger William) and Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) (a.k.a. Keewatin). Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 09:00
Many lawyers believe either they can’t or shouldn’t be business-minded. In fact, enhancing your business focus will help you improve your practice of law. Lawyers who have a firm grasp of financial management can better assess and reflect the value they provide to clients. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:00
In the ongoing discourse regarding Ethics, Professionalism and Practice Management, it is important to include a program that focuses with great specificity on the texts and scenarios set out in the pan-Canadian Model Code of Professional Conduct. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00
Increase the likely success of your next client’s Guardianship Application by brushing up on your management plan and guardianship plan drafting skills with this essential session. Our panel of experts will get you up to speed on the latest substantive and practical issues, including: Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day)
The Artists' Legal Information Society (ALIS) presents the second edition of their entertainment law conference "On the Edge of Now". Focused primarily on the film/television/digital media industry, this year's conference takes a hard look at the emerging trends in OTT services, videogames and more. Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:00
[REVISED] Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy: Can We Get Past the Roadblocks? Dave Snow, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 19:00
2014-2015 Public Lecture Series Presents Tim Rollins & Angel Abreu, K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) Friday, February 27, 2015   Representatives from organizations who work with high-risk youth populations are encouraged to attend this talk and share information across their networks. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:30
The Schulich School of Law and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society cordially invite you to attend the twenty-fourth annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics. “Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access to Justice” Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 09:00
The Commons Aboriginal Workshops are a series of in-depth professional development forums. Rather than focus on the broad outlines of topics, each workshop delves intensively into a given topic, utilizing a mixture of lectures, role plays and experiential learning to actively develop the skills of participants. Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day)
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) invites you to save the date for its very first Pro Bono Symposium March 27th, 2015 at the Halifax Central Library. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day)
Transformative Mediation: Foundations and Practice Sponsored by: ADR Atlantic InstitutePresenter: Joseph P. Folger, Ph. D.Co-facilitator: Basia Solarz, Certified Transformative Mediator™ Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 13:00
Meeting Description:In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:00
From digital music through to errors and omissions and celebrity representation, this year’s Entertainment Law Informer promises updates and legal perspectives from no less than eight seasoned practitioners, all within a compact, half day format. Join us for what promises to be a broad-based and enlightening program on entertainment law.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 15:15
Mining, and the law that enables it, is of great consequence to Canadian industry, and to the Canadian ethos. For mining law practitioners, remaining at the vanguard of developments local and international is critical to effective client service as well as to profit maximization. Our half day program has been developed with the mining practitioner in mind. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 18:00
  On Saturday, February 21, the Rotary Club of Yarmouth will hold a Rotary Club Roast to honour Yarmouth lawyer Phil Star QC.    Read More
Event Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:00
The practice of law is faced with a number of novel challenges. In a fast-paced world, ethical conundrums have become more complex, and questions loom large for practitioners in areas such as advocacy, client capacity, and communications. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:00
Typical of a dynamic and rapidly growing area of concern, Aboriginal Law possesses interesting challenges and unavoidable considerations for legal practitioners as well as industry. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:00
Our program dedicated to Municipal Law will once again bring practitioners together to examine pertinent issues and trends, gain insights, and strengthen competency in this important area of law. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:30
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Overcoming a culture of fear Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00
Constitutional and human rights advocacy occupies a place of fundamental importance for a society ruled by law. For practitioners engaged in such advocacy, client representation necessarily takes on the hues of social design. It is thus of some importance to review the lay of the land, and gain perspectives. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:00
The Commons Institute presents a morning program on patents and trademarks law. Join us for three hours of practice-oriented information from five experienced practitioners, covering topics such as IP remedies, theCopyright Modernization Act, the legalities of online selling, and the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Alice v. CLS Bank.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 14:00
Whether you are in a think tank, in-house, in private practice, in government or just interested in environmental law, our program promises to inform your practice needs. Thus, from jurisprudential updates to climate change adaptation, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of environmental law considerations.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 14:00
The Commons Institute presents an afternoon program on the law of pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Join us for four hours of practice-oriented information from eight experienced practitioners, covering topics such as patent infringement, biosimilars, regulatory developments, and amendments to the Patent Act.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:00
From matters concerning compliance to the management of externalized projects, business law is perennially charged with decision points and the need for strategic advice. Our annual program on this area of law has been designed to bring timely topics to the fore, for information, exploration and analysis.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 14:00
Premised on the resolution of disputes through the activation of contractual rather than state-sponsored mechanisms, the understanding and promotion of arbitration is of critical importance to commercial actors, legal practitioners and academics. In furtherance of the objectives that underpin commercial arbitration, the topics within this program are focussed on practicalities. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:30
Shining a Light on Off-Duty Misconduct: When is it cause for discharge? Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:00
Technological advancements, the prevalence of international business deals, and a trans-boundary marketplace have rendered cross-border litigation a persistent reality. In response, this half day program aims to cultivate practitioner skills by delving into examinations of selected and topical cross-border litigation concerns. Who should attend? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 (All day)
Understanding our communication style and how we interact with others is essential to positive and productive relations. Effective communication requires us not only to be aware of ourselves, but also to be responsive and aware of others. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)
  The Department of Justice Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development are hosting a conference entitled Tackling Early and Forced Marriage and "Honour" Based Violence in Canada on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The conference will be held at 111 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:30
Anti-Social Media: Pulling the plug on electronic bullies Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 14:00
Labour an employment law is rapidly evolving, with legislative changes as well as new jurisprudence relevant to a broad range of concerns. In addition, this area of law is unique in touching upon both the livelihoods of the populace as well as the workings of industries. Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 (All day)
Conflict has many sources, including disagreements, stress, personality differences and differences of opinions. While the results of conflict impact us individually, it also often has negative effects on the performance of groups. Many conflicts would not spiral out of control if people used conflict resolution techniques that are easy to learn and utilize. Read More
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