INFORUM

March 16, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

Eight Council members were elected on March 16 in the Society’s District Elections, and will begin their two-year terms following the 2015 Annual Meeting on June 13. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Read More
Access to Justice

The 24th Annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics took place on Tuesday, March 10 at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, co-presented by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Read More

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

Today’s lawyer prefers the ease of communicating by email. It’s fast, efficient, and allows for easier documentation. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages when communicating with clients and colleagues by email: Advantages Read More

LIANS has been receiving numerous reports of the following scam attempt from “Roland Meisel”: From: Roland Meisel [rolandfmeiseli @ celonicag.se.com]Subject: Dispute with GE What are our chances in suing a company over failing contract dispute obligation, spanning over five months? Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Read More
Courts

Please take note of a Notice to the profession announcing the coming into force of the Rules Amending the Federal Courts Immigration Read More

Following the coming into force of the Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules (Technology), Canada Gazette, Part II, February 11, 2015, Vol. Read More
Province

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Animal Protection Act, S.N.S. 2008, c.33, s.42 NS Gaz Pt 2, 03/06/2015 NS Reg 33/2015 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 is being circulated on behalf of Service Nova Scotia: Read More
Other news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent deaths of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to their friends and families. Stephen K. Mont, Dartmouth – March 13, 2015 Daniel L. Weir, Halifax – March 9, 2015   Read More

(March 3, 2015) – McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that two reputable Nova Scotia lawyers are joining the firm as partners: Sarah Campbell and Brian Awad.  Read More

Introductory message from Robert Orr, Chair, Board of Directors:  Read More

RALPH THOMAS POWER of 55 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, NS who died February 10, 2015, anyone having information as to any Will of the above is asked to contact: Attention Angela Power Mitchell & Ferguson, Associates Read More

Seeking a missing will for Ronald Theodore Barkhouse, who passed away in Halifax on April 7, 2014, at age 87. A will was apparently prepared in 2006 by a lawyer or law firm in the Chester or Kentville area. Lawyers with any information on the location or existence of a will for Mr. Barkhouse are asked to please contact his daughter Lesley at 902 424 7828.  Read More
Careers

The Law Firm of Taylor MacLellan Cochrane has deep roots in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia dating back to 1835. The Firm, in its modern incarnation, was formed and developed in 1965 when a partnership was entered among K. LeRoy Taylor, J.A. MacLellan, and John Cochrane. Read More

Newton & Associates Barristers-Solicitors Ltd, a well known Dartmouth Law Firm, is seeking Associate Lawyers to add to their Family/Criminal Law practice. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Read More

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court Clerkship Program Applications are invited for the position of Law Clerk to the Judges of the NSSC. Place of Work: The Law Courts, Halifax, Nova Scotia Period of Employment: One year - commencement date: August 1, 2015 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

Healthy People, Healthy Communities -- for Generations On April 1, 2015 nine existing health authorities will be united into a new people-centered provincial health authority, allowing our health system to build on our strengths and share our expertise, experience and resources; resulting in enhanced services and more timely and consistent access to care for Nova Scotians.  Read More

SERVICE DELIVERY DIRECTORNOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION Accepting applicants for the position of Service Delivery Director, http://www.nslegalaid.ca/postings/ServiceDeliveryDirector-March29-12.pdf, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. Read More

The Board of the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) is looking for a Director to guide the organization commencing in the fall of 2015. Read More

Landry McGillivray has been providing legal services to the public throughout Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia for over 35 years. We have immediate openings for two associate lawyers practicing in the area of Family Law and General Litigation. Read More

Legal Assistant – Corporate Commercial (Full Time Permanent – Halifax Office) Read More

Founded by Chris Robinson, CIR LAW Inc is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a small litigation boutique that takes exceptional pride in offering timely, personalized legal services, including advice, consultancy and litigation representation. Read More

Our downtown law firm is currently seeking an associate lawyer to join our team. A complimentary practice involving corporate and commercial law, property law and/or wills and estates law is preferred but not a requirement. We are looking for a lawyer with an established or developing practice who would enjoy the benefit of working in a vibrant and reputable small firm. Read More

Knightbridge Roberton Surrette Confidential Client Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Capital Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) is recruiting new members to fill the role of legal representatives. The CHREB’s primary mandate is to approve the initiation of and conduct periodic reviews of research studies involving Capital Health patients, staff and resources in order to protect the rights, safety and well‐being of research participants. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00
Unusual Estate Assets – what to do/who to contact Speakers: To be announced http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_WIL_0315    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 - 09:00
Governments, increasingly, are using alternative financing and procurement (AFP) and public-private partnerships (P3) as a means of funding major infrastructure projects and improvements. Infrastructure Ontario has been particularly active in the procurement and development of major projects touching the construction industry in all parts of the province. Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 23, 2015 - 19:00
VacciNATION?Presented by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and the Dalhousie Health Law Institute Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 08:30
"Letters to a Young Lawyer" Speaker: Gail Rudderham Chernin, QC, Breton Law Group More information  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 - 12:00
"Insurance for (1) Residential Real Estate Transactions and (2) Condominiums" Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:30
Join us for a dynamic discussion of key ethical issues facing you as an immigration law practitioner.   A panel of experts, from LawPro, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and private practice, will share with you their insights on how to tackle common ethical challenges arising in the practice of immigration law and impacting the lawyer-client relationship.  Attend this program and walk away wit 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: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:00
Let’s face it - the life of a lawyer is often stressful. Stress can actually help us meet the sudden demands that we face as busy lawyers. However, too much stress can take its toll on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Chronic stress can affect our personal lives and our ability to serve our clients. 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: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 18:30
In many cases, there is little statutory or judicial guidance on the proper preparation of franchise disclosure documents leaving lawyers who need to properly advise their clients with more questions than answers, including: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:00
Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 for the April edition of Sessions @ Schulich — you will hear from Terrance Sheppard of Boyne Clarke who will provide a brief ‘Fertility Law 101’ primer and then go on to discuss recent case law, emerging trends and how this cutting edge area of the law intersects with health law, family law, wills & estates law, and constitutional law. 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 - 12:00
The Work of the Law Reform Commission in Nova Scotia Speaker: ​Angus Gibbon, Executive Director, Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_GOV_0115  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 - 13:00
Whether you represent the school board or students and their families, you need the latest insights and practical strategies to chart a course through the student discipline landscape. Ensure you have the tools to effectively manage the parties involved, and discover the resources available to assist you and your clients. 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: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:30
Writing in a strategic way is as critical as oral advocacy, and is fast becoming an absolute foundation for solving and winning legal disputes. This popular program will teach you how to: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 18:30
From sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi, to the suspension of Liberal MPs arising from sexual misconduct complaints, to numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment in post-secondary institutions, the discussion of how to deal with sexual harassment and sexual assault has been revitalized in recent months.Whether you are in-house, corporate, human resources or litigation coun Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00
Beford, Bill C-36 & Beyond: Where Municipalities Fit into Canada's Sex Work Conversation Speaker: Maria Powell, Dalhousie University http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_JOINT_0415  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 08:30
Understand the proper roles of various types of experts you may need at the  Environmental Review Tribunal and other tribunals. 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: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 09:00
Properly prepared pleadings are essential to the success of your case. They define the issues for the court and lay the groundwork for production and discovery. Clear and concise pleadings set out the theory of your case and the relief sought and make it easier for the other side to similarly respond in a clear and concise way, ultimately saving everyone time and money. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 18:45
Status Certificates are an important part of any real estate closing that deals with condominium property.  Attend this program to hear insights from an important recent Court of Appeal decision which examines Status Certificates and the respective roles, duties and entitlements of the condominium corporation, property manager and lawyer, and the impact of making additions and changes to the st Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:30
Learning to Accommodate: A step-by-step guide to accommodating employees with learning and intellectual disabilities Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Issues: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:00
With increased globalization, more and more often trust and estates lawyers are representing clients with matters that cross provincial and international borders. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 18:30
The Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Kokopenace, which quashed an Aboriginal man's manslaughter conviction because Kenora's jury roll had proportionally too few individuals from the region's reserves, was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:45
Colchester County Bar members are holding their 3rd CPD Roundtable on April 10, 2015 at 1:00pm in Truro. This roundtable will be on Risk & Practice Management and/or Professionalism. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:00
Build on your understanding of accident benefits with this  in-depth analysis of key issues that every tort lawyer needs to understand.  Whether you are acting for the plaintiff or for the defendant, ensure that you are fully up to speed on the critical issues and strategies that will allow you to get the best results for your client. PROGRAM CHAIR Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 08:30
The challenges of cost, predictability and timeliness in e-discovery projects can be minimized and avoided with proper information governance planning. Learn how content management in advance of and during litigation can help control e-discover costs, protect business, client and customer privacy and maintain data security. SPEAKERSTBD PROGRAM CHAIR Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 08:30
The M&A Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section recently released the fourth edition of its popular report on trends in Canadian deal documents in private company acquisitions. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 16:00
At the intersection of family law and psychology lies the opportunity for lawyers and psychologists to work collaboratively to minimize conflict as they assist families through separation and divorce. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 (All day)
Diversity can be seen both as a challenge to manage or a source of conflict within our work environments; however, diversity can also be a valuable asset. This workshop helps participants to broadly examine specific elements and dynamics of diversity and inclusion as they relate to culture, identity, communicating across difference, power differentials and experiences of discrimination. 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
Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:30
A half-day, hands-on, practical seminar addressing some of the more intractable ethical issues lawyers, judges, and tribunal members must deal with in practice: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
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