INFORUM

October 26, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news
Council

  For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, October 16, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website.    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: Rebecca Carol Druhan Helen Melissa Pattillo MacAdam Leah Diane Rimmer The following member has resigned:  Read More
Professional development

BANKRUPTCY COMMERCIAL INSOLVENCY IN CANADA / McElcheran, Kevin P — 3d ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2015. [KB 113 M478 2015] CRIMINAL LAW ANNUAL REVIEW OF CRIMINAL LAW 2009 / Coughlan, Steve; Ferguson, Gerry; Seshagiri, Lee — Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2010. [KB 92 T161 2010] Read More

Free training in WestlawNext Canada will be available at these Barristers’ Libraries on the following dates: Read More
Tips from LIANS

The 7th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax.  Read More

Do you have a minimum of nine years of experience and are interested in volunteering your time to provide support and guidance to another member? LIANS is currently seeking mentors for its Mentorship Program, specifically in the areas of family law, corporate/commercial, and criminal law. The Mentorship Program offers the following advantages and opportunities: Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following scam attempt via LinkedIn from “Akihisa Mizuno”. The response message is as follows: Read More

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

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia: Notice to the ProfessionOctober 7, 2015 The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax has been drawn up. This schedule covers the period between January 1 and June 30, 2016. 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

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

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard intends to bring forward changes to Bill 112, to amend the Children and Family Services Act, during the fall House of Assembly sitting. During the summer, submissions were received from those directly affected by the proposed changes to the 25-year-old legislation. Read More
Other news

For Camille Cameron, the opportunity to become the Schulich School of Law’s dean was attractive for several reasons. “It’s an excellent law school in a great city that I consider home,” she says. Dean Cameron officially assumed her duties on September 1, just one day after moving from Ontario, where she had been Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. Read More

Blackburn Law is pleased to welcome Melissa P. MacAdam to the firm. A former senior associate with Patterson Law, Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in civil litigation and personal injury law Read More

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies sponsors several scholarships that provide recent graduates from Canadian law schools with an excellent opportunity to pursue graduate studies abroad. Read More

The ENRICH Project is a collaborative community-based project investigating the cause and effects of toxic industries situated near Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities. Read More

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of LEAF and section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we are reminded on a daily basis of how fragile equality rights can be in Canada. Read More

Catherine Marie MacDonald (DOB April 4, 1942) of St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Black Point, NS, B0J 1B0, suffered a stroke in June 2015. Read More
Careers

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience that clients rely on for solid legal solutions. We pride ourselves with having a collegial work atmosphere and a supportive team environment. Read More

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions. We pride ourselves with having a collegial work atmosphere and a supportive team environment. Read More

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. Read More

The Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission is proud to provide an innovative and collaborative legal aid system that responds to the needs of low income persons.  Our services promote access to justice through the provision of quality legal assistance for criminal, family and some administrative law matters.  Legal services are provided through a staff based delivery model via Read More

Position: Six month contract Staff Lawyer position for our Halifax North Office practicing family law. Read More

Downtown Dartmouth law firm looking for an eager and energetic Legal Assistant to join our firm in one of the best workplaces in the province. Position to start immediately. Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs.We are seeking an experienced lawyer for our Corporate/Commercial/Tax practice to provide service to our clients in Central Nova Scotia. Read More

Seeking a full-time paralegal to support a general practice law firm opening in Tantallon in January 2016. Read More

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions. Read More

A growing law practice in Upper Tantallon is seeking an associate lawyer to join a busy general practice. The ideal candidate should have an interest in building a practice in real estate, corporate\commercial, wills, estates and trusts. Farrow Law is a practice focused on delivering a high level of service in a warm and friendly environment. Read More

A busy Halifax firm is seeking a family law assistant/paralegal. The ideal candidate will possess at least two (2) years experience. Duties and requirements: Read More

We are a small, well-established general practice Dartmouth law firm and are seeking an associate lawyer to join our firm. While and established or partly established practice would be welcome, we also would welcome an enthusiastic practitioner who would be willing to work hard to build a successful practice. Read More

Barteaux Durnford is a labour and employment boutique firm representing private and public sector employers thorughout Atlantic Canada. We have an excellent opportunity for an Associate with 1 - 3 years of experience to join our busy practice. Experience in labour and employment law is an asset. Read More

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal with broad regulatory and adjudicative jurisdiction over a wide scope of subject areas. More information on the Board can be found here.  Read More

I am a Senior Paralegal with 15+ years of experience and I am seeking to work with a law practice where I would provide paralegal and administrative services as a remote resource.  I currently assist three fabulous clients on a part-time basis and I am seeking to maintain a client base that will keep my schedule at more of a full-time workload. Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Halifax, Truro and New Glasgow. We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. This can only be accomplished by employing qualified, educated and motivated staff. We have an immediate opening for an experienced Litigation Paralegal in our downtown Halifax location. Read More

A busy Tantallon/St. Margaret's Bay general practice is seeking a legal assistant/paralegal to provide assistance in the areas of real estate, corporate, wills & estates, family law and general litigation. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism and organizational skills and an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Read More

The Armour Group Limited is seeking an experienced Legal or Executive Assistant for a busy in-house role. The Armour Group is a family owned property management, development and investment company. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with a market leader and touch projects that reach into all aspects of the company's business.  Read More

The Armour Group Limited is seeking an experienced Legal or Executive Assistant for a busy in-house role. The Armour Group is one of Atlantic Canada's largest property management, development and investment companies. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with a market leader and touch projects that reach into all aspects of the Company's business.  Read More

Term/full-time Manitoba Justice / Manitoba Prosecution Service 510-405 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB Advertisement Number: 31084 Salary(s):  LF1-3 $70,394.00 - $141,999.00 per year Closing Date:  November 17, 2015 An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS) is seeking public representatives to sit on its Complaints Committee. Read More

Apply today to serve on the province's agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs). 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
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 6th Annual New Procurement: Critical Advances from Process to Practice Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 12:00
With its focus on the planning needs of clients, insurance is a critical component of individual livelihoods, corporate risk structures as well as the viability of entire economic structures. Our program dedicated to this area of law annually brings practitioners together to examine pertinent issues and trends, gain insights, and strengthen competency. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (All day)
Program Chairs: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 02:30
This program explores the body of law that governs the work of administrative and regulatory tribunals, best practices in appearing before such tribunals, as well as required skill-sets for administrative and regulatory tribunal decision-makers. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 02:00
Learning to draft effective contracts can often be trial by fire. Unlike expository writing which is designed to persuade or provide information to the reader, the goal of a contract is to describe with precision the substance of the meeting of two minds, in language that will be interpreted by each subsequent reader in exactly the same way. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 02:30
Global connections and technology have transformed the world for all businesses. Companies need lawyers who understand online business, technology deals, as well as the legal issues connected with them. Navigate key legal issues and learn drafting strategies from our seasoned faculty of practitioners. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 13:00
Interested in practical and experimental learning in the field of conflice resolution? Don't miss the upcoming skill-based half day workshop with special guest Paul Hutchinson. Registration is now open.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00
It would be accurate to remark that alternative dispute resolution has come into its own in recent year as a means of settling conflict outside of traditional litigation. As an option, it is especially important in settings in which ongoing relationships are critical. It is an option that is increasingly mandated to augment or proceed ahead of litigation. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00
Update on the Restorative Justice Process and Emerging Trends in Human Rights Damage Awards Speaker: Kymberly Franklin, Franklin Law Partners http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_ADMIN_1015    Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 26, 2015 (All day)
Free training in WestlawNext Canada is offered at the Barristers’ Library in Halifax on October 26, 27, & 28.  Please call Library & Information Services staff at 902 425 2665 or 1 866 219 1202 (toll-free) to book a one-hour session at a time that is convenient for you. You can bring members from your firm; please let us know at the time of booking. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 (All day)
Free training in WestlawNext Canada is offered at the Kings County Barristers’ Library in Kentville on October 29.  Please call Library & Information Services staff at 1 866 219 1202 (toll-free) to book a one-hour session at a time that is convenient for you. You can bring members from your firm; please let us know at the time of booking. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00
Getting the Most Out of Your Settlement Conference Speaker: Justice James L. Chipman., Nova Scotia Supreme Court http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_INS_1015  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 02:30
Our annual program on industrial relations delivers practice-based presentations by a seasoned faculty on the foundational and advanced skills required of counsel with regard to both management and union representation in a variety of fora – collective bargaining, grievance mediation, and arbitration, to name a few. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00
Shareholder disputes are one of the most common, and complex, types of disputes. To achieve the best results, counsel must have a solid and up-to-date understanding of the array of rights and remedies available and how best to deploy them. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 02:30
Typical of a dynamic and rapidly evolving area of concern, Energy Law possesses interesting challenges and unavoidable considerations for legal practitioners advising industry. Our program in this important area of law is designed to be applicable to practitioners working in-house as well as those in private practice. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:00
Punishing Women’s Unruly Bodies: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mother-Baby Separation under Conditions of Imprisonment Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 08:45
This year, LEAF Halifax welcomes an exceptional person and parent, Julie Bilotta, as our guest speaker. Held on remand in the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre in 2012, Julie was put in segregation for crying out during premature labour. She was denied clinical care. She gave birth alone. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:00
Our program dedicated to criminal law annually brings practitioners together to examine pertinent issues and trends, gain insights, and strengthen competency in this important area of law. Providing a mix of practice-oriented substantive law and professionalism topics, the program is dedicated to the success and growth of criminal law practitioners. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 19:00
On Friday, October 30, 2015, local amateur musicians will take up their instruments to battle for the title of "Halifax's Best" at Rock for Dimes Halifax, a battle of the bands fundraiser. This is the tenth year for the fundraiser. Close to $250,000 has been raised to date in Halifax at this annual event. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (All day)
A fun and educational day filled with practical information. The first half of the day is focused on Small Claims Court, judgment enforcement and how to really collect money using the courts. Plenty of credit risk management tools are included in the presentation. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:00
Mergers & Acquisitions: How Accountants and Lawyers Work Together Speaker: Jillian Murray, CPA, CA, CBV, Grant Thornton LLP http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_BUS_1115  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00
Creation and Registration of Subdivisions and Easements:Current Processes and Possible Improvements Speaker:  Catherine S. Walker, QC., Walker Law Inc. http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_MUN_JOI  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 (All day)
A fun and educational day filled with practical information. The first half of the day is focused on Small Claims Court, judgment enforcement and how to really collect money using the courts. Plenty of credit risk management tools are included in the presentation. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 (All day)
One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people. Like all skills, management skills must be learned. This workshop presents the crucial skills for managing employment relationships from beginning to end, with particular focus placed on hiring and performance management. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 18:00
The Schulich School of Law cordially invites you to attend the sixth annual Innis Christie Lecture in Labour and Employment Law Forging a New Consensus:Labour Law and Economic Development Professor Simon Deakin Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 18:00
Professor Simon Deakin Innis Christie Visiting Professor Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge  Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie UniversityNovember 5-7, 2015 Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 2, 2015 Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:00
When Social Justice and Science Clash over Questions of Sexual and Gender Identity, Who Wins, Who Loses? Alice Dreger, Historian of Medicine and Science; Sex Researcher All welcome! No registration. Free. Light lunch set out by noon in Rm 312. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)
The 7th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 6, 2015 from 9am–4pm at the Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax. Sessions (approximately six hours) may be eligible as CPD hours with: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 3rd Annual Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations:Just The Facts Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:00
Race and Colour as a sadly persistent concern in Human Rights Litigation  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 08:00
A presentation to give an overview and discuss the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel Inc. 2015 SCC 43 which addresses the interplay between lien rights, trust provisions under Builders’ Lien legislation, and posting security to have liens vacated.  Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 05:30
Update from the Human Rights Commission and Workers' Compensation Board Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 02:00
Have you ever… had trouble getting facts from a hard-to-interview client? Felt like you lost control of an interview? Sensed you weren’t getting the full story? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this program is for you! Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 (All day)
  BRINGING IT HOME: Fourth annual conference of the Cape Breton Barristers’ Society Friday, November 13th, 2015 Membertou Trade & Convention Centre   SPEAKERS Limitation Periods —  Stacey Gerrard, LIANS counsel  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 (All day)
It's one thing to understand the mechanics of a workplace investigation. It's another thing to conduct a workplace investigation that not only gathers the relevant information, but also gets to the root cause of a problem in the workplace and protects workplace relationships. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:00
Provincial Crown Lands A solicitor with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice  will discuss points that real estate lawyers may have to consider when dealing with crown lands. Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:00
Waiver of Solicitor - Client Privilege in a Government Context Speaker: Sheldon Choo, Nova Scotia Department of Justice http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_MUNGOV_JOI  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 19:30
The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) is pleased to announce its first Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference, taking place November 18-20, 2015, in Ottawa. Conference Grants for Canadian Crown Prosecutors  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 02:00
The overriding issue when any witness testifies — in a mediation, pre-trial hearing or at trial — is credibility. Your effectiveness and success as an advocate are grounded in your ability to expertly defend your witnesses’ credibility, or to effectively attack your adversary’s. But what do you ask? And when do you ask it? Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 12:00
Commercial landlord and tenant updates, rendered clear, concise, and comprehensive. That is the objective of our annual program on commercial leasing for legal practitioners. Maintaining a laser-like focus on developments from the past year and their implications for your practice and your clients, you are assured of an annual resource for keeping up to date and enhancing legal skills. Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 14:30
Intellectual Property rights deliver substantial benefits to holders, and due to their nature, also possess substantial challenges related to misappropriation. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Dealing With The Lease: What's Next? The Future is Now Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
The multiple demands of work necessitate that employees know how to prioritize their responsibilities, work with proficiency, be resourceful and complete tasks in a systematic and organized manner. The content presented in this workshop provides a comprehensive review of performance basics and is geared for front line workers. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 14:30
Charities are faced with many of the same operational and human resource challenges faced by other business, while operating in a highly regulated environment. Additionally, most charities depend on fundraising, which presents some liability risk, including risks for directors and officers. Further, the common law imposes special obligations on the directors and officers of charities. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00
The product liability law has evolved over the last decade. Join your colleagues as we take a look at the underlying principles of the law and look at practical advice to enable you to effectively bring and defend product liability claims. Take full advantage of the availability of our expert faculty by asking questions or laying our scenarios. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 14:30
Covering a wide swath of bankruptcy, insolvency and reorganization topics over the course of an information-packed afternoon, our annual program on corporate reorganization and restructuring is indispensable for practitioners seeking updates, an awareness of best practices, as well as skill augments. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 12:00
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: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 14:30
From matters concerning compliance to the management of market initiatives, and from shareholder arrangements to the roles and liabilities of various corporate actors, business law is perennially charged with decision points and the need for strategic advice. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 16:30
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 annual program in this area of law has been developed with the mining practitioner in mind. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 18:30
You are cordially invited to the Cape Breton Barristers’ Society 2015 Bench & Bar Dinner honouring Justice Robin C. M. Gogan, Justice Robert M. Gregan, Justice Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer, and Judge Daniel A. MacRury.   WHEN: Saturday, November 28, 2015 TIME: Reception - 6:00 pm; Dinner - 7:00 pm  Read More
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