INFORUM

March 02, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Lower Sackville lawyer charged with breaching bail conditions THE CHRONICLE HERALD | February 27, 2015 Read More
Council

Dartmouth lawyer Julia Cornish QC to be Second Vice-President for 2015-2016 Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Marsha Ann Curry The following members have changed to Non-Practising status: 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
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

Whether you have applied for a new position, a promotion or want to secure a new client, first impressions can make or break the deal. Here are a few tips to ensure the impression you leave is a positive one: Read More

LIANS has been received numerous reports of the following scam attempt from “Fukui Kiyoharu”: From: Fukui KiyoharuSent: Monday, February 23, 2015 12:25 AMTo: undisclosed-recipients:Subject: Your Legal Assistance is Highly Needed -- Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Depression among lawyers has been covered in the news in recent years: Read More
Courts

A swearing-in ceremony for the Honourable Justice Jeffrey Hunt (recently appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court) will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm in Truro, at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (1 Church Street). The public is invited. Read More

Notice to the Profession: The Long Trial Intake Schedule for courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax was posted on February 3. This schedule covers the period between June 1 and December 31, 2015.  Read More
Province

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

A group of experienced professionals from across the province have been asked to lead the new Nova Scotia Health Authority. On Feb. 26, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced the 12 people – including three lawyers – who are candidates to become board members for the new unified health authority. Read More

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education remains committed to listening to stakeholders and eliciting their input on the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (WHSRs). We are reviewing all of the feedback received from our sessions last fall in order to determine next steps and to ensure we get it right. Read More

The following is being circulated on behalf of Service Nova Scotia: Read More
Other news

Please join the Women’s Forum of the Nova Scotia branch of the CBA in the third annual International Women’s Day collection drive for women’s shelters and transition homes throughout the province.  Read More

(Feb. 27, 2015) — Dalhousie’s next chancellor has served at the highest levels of government, has taught in the halls of academia, and has donated her time and energy to countless causes across the country. Read More

Jeffrey R. Hunt appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Patterson Law is proud to announce that Jeffrey R. Hunt, a partner in our Truro office, has been appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Trial Division. Read More

(February 20, 2015) – An active member of the Canadian Bar Association ("CBA") for more than 42 years, Mick Ryan QC joins the Honourable Mr. Read More

Nancy Barteaux QC and Eric Durnford QC, together with Associates Amy Bradbury, Isabelle French, Krista Smith and Hanaa Al Sharief, are excited to announce that effective March 1, 2015, we are establishing Barteaux Durnford, a new Labour and Employment Law Firm from which we will continue to represent our employer clients throughout Atlantic Canada. Read More

(February 18, 2015 – Halifax) — BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to welcome Jennifer D. Snow as an Associate to the firm’s Personal Injury team. A graduate of Dalhousie University, Jennifer joins BOYNECLARKE LLP from the Halifax firm Cantini Law Group, which has closed its operations in Nova Scotia. Read More

On February 23, 2015, the BOYNECLARKE Innovative Ideas Competition was held at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax. After an exciting day of teams pitching their ideas, we are pleased to announce the 2015 winners: Read More

(February 26, 2015) – An alarming new study shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls. Read More
Careers

President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) Ottawa, Ontario Read More

Do you want a career in a law firm that rewards you for a commitment to an excellent work product? Are you looking for an employer who facilitates a team-working environment? Are you tired of commuting in rush hour traffic to Halifax? Does state-of-the-art Document Management technology interest you? Read More

Do you want a career in a law firm that rewards you for a commitment to an excellent work product? Are you looking for an employer who facilitates a team-working environment? Are you tired of commuting in rush hour traffic to Halifax? Does state-of-the-art Document Management technology interest you? Read More

Position Purpose We are seeking an experienced Estate & Trust Professional, with a proven track record of managing a complex book of accounts, while developing and building relationships within the high net worth client segment; and to deliver against key business performance objectives, including sales, and partner referrals.     Read More

Applications are invited until Friday, March 27, 2015 for the position of Law Clerk to the Judges of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  Place of Work:  The Law Courts, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia  Period of Employment:  One year – Commencing July 2015 or August 2015  Read More

Canada’s last legal frontier is opening up. Do you have what it takes to be a legal pioneer? Are you excited by challenging cases, unique cultural influences, innovative and motivated colleagues? Then we want to talk to you. Read More

Burnside Law Office, located in the Burnside Industrial Park, provides a wide range of legal services including business (incorporations, purchase & sale of businesses, contracts, etc.), real estate, civil litigation, personal injury, criminal, motor vehicle offences, family, immigration, employment, wills & estates and notarization services.  Read More

Do you want a career in a law firm that rewards you for a commitment? Are you looking for an employer who facilitates a team-working environment? Are you tired of commuting in rush hour traffic to Halifax? Does state-of-the-art Document Management technology interest you?  Read More

Do you want a career in a law firm that rewards you for a commitment to an excellent work product? Are you looking for an employer who facilitates a team-working environment? Are you tired of commuting in rush hour traffic to Halifax? Does state-of-the-art Document Management technology interest you? Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 17:30
1. "Drafting Enforceable Support Orders" 2. "Drafting Administrative Recalculation Authorization Orders" Speakers: Nicholas Dorrance and Megan Farquhar, Legal Services, Department of Justice (NS) Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:00
JOINT BANK ACCOUNTS – DO BANKS (or for that matter lawyers) understand them?" SPEAKER: Sharon Avery, RBC Wealth Management Further information: http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_ELD_0315  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:30
"Law & Politics  – Speaking from Experience" Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:30
Who's Running the Shop?: Balancing employer rules against employee privacy Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 02:30
Robert Miedema, partner with Boyne Clarke, and Jim MacGowan of Deloitte, will be examining selected tax issues to consider when using Inter-vivos trusts, such as Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trusts, as part of an estate plan. www.step.ca  Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 17:30
The Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq (IB&M) Initiative at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University invites you to join our  25th Anniversary Gala Celebration on the evening of Friday, March 6th, 2015 at the Westin Hotel.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:30
When your clients ask your advice on hiring temporary foreign workers, do you know where to begin? Even if your response is to ultimately refer them to an immigration law practitioner, it would be prudent to know the basics yourself. 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 11, 2015 - 12:00
"Helping Clients Manage Risk in Business Operations" Speaker: Claire Milton, QC – BoyneClarke LLP Further information: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_BUS_0315  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00
"The Basics of a FOIPOP (Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Application" Speaker: Catherine Tully, FOIPOP Review Officer Further information: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_ADMIN_0315  Read More
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, March 11, 2015 - 19:00
Please join us for the March instalment of DFLA's Feminist Legal Supplement! Professor Elaine Craig will be discussing her recent research about the ethical identity of sex crime lawyers and the ethical limits of the online advertising these lawyers engage in. Open to the entire community! Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:00
On Becoming a Mother and Disengaging from Injection Drug Use Fiona MartinDepartment of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 23, 2015 (All day)
Essential leadership skills and attributes often mean the difference between thriving or failing in a leadership role. This workshop is designed to help new or existing leaders increase their abilities to lead teams. Participants will gain skills to assess team dynamics and to improve trust and influence with those they are leading. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00
Ensure you are up to date on income tax case law, legislative changes and CRA administrative developments from the past year which could (or will) have a significant impact on estate planning and estate administration, as well as those portions of the 2015 Federal Budget of interest to estates and trusts practitioners. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 17:00
March 24, 2015,  5:00 pm – 8:30 pmTrinity United Church Hall, Mahone Bay A Panel Discussion for users and practitioners in the legal system Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (All day)
Organizational change is less effective when leadership is not focused on the impact change will have on employees. Managing the people side of change is often the most challenging and critical component of organizational transformation. Getting people on board and engaged in the change will greatly enhance the likelihood of new structures and approaches being implemented successfully. 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: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:30
Sick Leave and Return to Work: Accommodating employees, preventing abuse Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:00
The Most Suitable Worker: Regulating Nursing Assistants in Canada, 1945-1970 Peter TwohigAtlantic Canada Studies and Department of History, Saint Mary's University  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: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 14:00
Join us for four hours of practice-oriented presentations, perspectives and discussions in international trade law. Topics to be covered include: Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 30, 2015 (All day)
Pre-Conference WorkshopGetting It Right: Expert advice on conducting effective workplace investigationsMonday, March 30, 20159:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:00
Whether you are in-house, in private practice, in government or just interested in transportation law, you will readily agree that a broad-based examination of trends and topical concerns in this vast and important area of practice is of benefit. Thus, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to delve into different transportation law considerations with our seasoned faculty. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:30
Join our faculty for wide ranging presentations on criminal law. Topics slated for exploration include: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 14:00
Join us for expert presentations, perspectives and discussions on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the law. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 08:45
Human Rights and Accommodation ConferenceMarch 31 - April 1, 2015 Sheraton Centre Toronto Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet – 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs – 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM   Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:00
Post-Conference WorkshopAccommodation or Discipline? A step-by-step guide to dealing with disability-related misconduct Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:30
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
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