INFORUM

July 06, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Courts are now developing enhancements to how the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia are published on the Courts of Nova Scotia website. Rule text will be in HTML, providing faster and more mobile-friendly access. Read More

The Society's 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements are now available on the website. Visit http://nsbs.org/annual-reports. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: N.S. moves forward on ‘entity regulation’ By donalee Moulton The Lawyers Weekly | July 3, 2015 Read More
Council

John P. Bodurtha was elected to Council on June 30 in the Society’s Halifax District Byelection, and will begin his two-year term effective immediately. Mr. Bodurtha is Deputy Director of the Tax Law Services Section of the Atlantic Regional Office of the Department of Justice Canada. Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former members have received judicial appointments: Read More
Professional development

CLASS ACTIONS THE LAW OF CLASS ACTIONS IN CANADA / Winkler, Warren K; Perell, Paul M; Kalajdzic, Jasminka; Warner, Alison M – Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2014. [KB 190 W775 2014] CONDOMINIUMS  Read More
Access to Justice

This summer, introduce the NSRLP Client Communication Feedback Survey into your practice. Read More

Have thoughts on or are you interested in pro bono in Nova Scotia? The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) wants to hear from you! Read More
Tips from LIANS

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider. The decision about who will take care of your child while you are at work is a very important one. Finding child care that has the quality and convenience you want, at a reasonable cost, will take time and effort. Read More

As we’ve alerted in January, March and April, lawyers continue to receive unsolicited emails with attachments that contain “spoofing” viruses. Although many of these arrive as .zip file attachments, they can arrive through any file type, including Microsoft Office documents. Read More

Living in “Canada’s Ocean Playground” can challenge even the most dedicated employee to stay focused and productive through the summer months. Here are some tips to keep the productivity heat set on “high”: Read More
Courts

(July 2) The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has amended Civil Procedure Rule 82.09 and added Practice Memorandum #8 - "Model CCAA and Receivership Orders". Read More

Please note, the phone number used for Telephone Date Assignment Conferences and Telephone Trial Readiness Conferences at the Halifax Law Courts will change as of Friday, July 10, 2015. Read More

The Honourable Joseph Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, is pleased to welcome Robert M. Gregan of Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Amherst to the Family Division. Justice Gregan was appointed on June 24 by federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay QC; his appointment took effect immediately. Read More

Former Crown attorney Paul Bychok has been appointed a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice. Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay QC announced the appointment on June 26. Read More

The Acadian community of Chéticamp will honour its first judicial appointment to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Justice Denise M. Read More
Province

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Peter Bryson, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: 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

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More
Other news

Please be advised that the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service Liverpool office, originally expected to close when the Liverpool courthouse closes in the fall, has already closed as of the end of business on Friday, June 26. The office’s Crown attorney, who had already been spending a significant amount of time at the Read More

Aileen McGinty has been appointed as a Crown attorney in the Dartmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. "Ms. McGinty is a seasoned lawyer whose unique background and experience will complement our team of Crown attorneys," said Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, in his June 24 announcement. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Michael Ira King QC, Halifax – June 24, 2015   Read More

Halifax lawyer Gavin Giles QC has been honoured with investiture into The Order of The Red Cross. Mr. Read More

(June 29, 2015, SYDNEY, NS) -- The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is partnering with the Government of Canada on the largest youth crime prevention program of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) has posted its Annual Report on its website: http://www.legalinfo.org/docman.html. The report covers the period from April 2014 to March 2015.  Read More

(July 6, 2015) -- Today the RCMP in Nova Scotia released the 2014 Year in Review, a document highlighting numerous activities and successes throughout the year. Read More
Careers

I am currently an Ontario law student seeking membership with the Law Society of Nova Scotia. Before being called to the NS Bar, I have to complete a six month articling term and as such, I am looking for any opportunities that may be available to satisfy this requirement. Read More

Reference Number: 017-15 EMA Job Title: Senior Counsel Business Unit: Emera Inc. Location: Halifax, NS Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time  Accountabilities: Read More

NOVA SCOTIA BARRISTERS’ SOCIETY Job location: Halifax The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest. Ensuring that lawyers are competent and ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society, is how we fulfil our public interest mandate. Read More

Quackenbush, Thomson & Robbins is a small law firm located in Halifax seeking a property assistant/paralegal to support a growing real estate practice.  Read More

I have recently graduated from the University of New Brunswick and am looking to obtain an articling position in Nova Scotia. I am organized and hardworking with a keen sense of time management. My experience working in the hospitality industry has allowed me to develop excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Read More

Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission Read More

NOVA SCOTIA BARRISTERS’ SOCIETY Job location: Halifax The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest. Ensuring that lawyers are competent and ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society, is how we fulfil our public interest mandate. Read More

A top 50 Best Employer in Canada, Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations. Read More

Canada’s second largest airline, Jazz Aviation LP serves over 80 destinations in Canada and the United States with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. We operate over 800 flights a day and carry over 9 million passengers each year. Read More

20 years experience in most areas of practice worked for major firms in Toronto and Halifax proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, PC Law, spreadsheet applications and conducting research on the internet proven performer in accurately preparing court documents  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

A full compliment to our board will strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission and mandate. Our vision is of healthy, hopeful and empowered individuals, supported by a caring and involved community. We need people that understand the challenges, stigmas, and systematic issues faced by women and girls involved in, and at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, July 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
Event Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:00
"Protest and Permanent injunctions in the Aboriginal Context In Nunatukavut Community Council v. Nalcor Energy, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal considered the appropriateness of a permanent injunction following a one day peaceful protest by an Aboriginal group in Labrador. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 16:30
  You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 13th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.   Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 18:00
The Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (Dr. Ingrid Waldron, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University) and the Halifax Central Library would like to invite you to "Connecting the Dots: Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia". Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:30
  CLE Day 2 - One and DoneA 12-hour extravaganza of CLE featuring the Hon. Justice Tom Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada as an evening speaker, sponsored by the Pictou County Barristers’ Society Fees will be $175, starts at 8:30 am at Pictou Lodge, Braeshore and wraps up by 8:00 pm the same day. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 23, 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, September 24, 2015 - 09:00
Legaltech® is coming to Canada as Legaltech® Toronto! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (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: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (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
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