INFORUM

September 28, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

Results from the 2015 Annual Lawyer Reports have been tabulated, and the Society's new Statistical Snapshot is now online. For easy reference anytime, it’s located under About us on the homepage at nsbs.org. Read More

The Fall 2014 edition of the Society Record magazine will be mailed out in early November. The deadline for advertising has been extended to Friday, October 2 for advertisements of relevance to the Nova Scotia legal profession. Read More

Library & Information Services, in collaboration with Lexum and CanLII, have migrated the annotations from the recently ceased Nova Scotia Annotated Civil Procedure Rules onto CanLII Connects, the new platform aggregating online Canadian case law commentary. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, September 18, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website.   The next meeting of Council is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Society’s offices at 9:00 am.   Read More
Regulation

The ​Legal Services Regulation Update is an electronic newsletter with information and progress reports on the Society’s transforming regulation initiative. Featured contents include a blog from the Entity Regulation Steering Committee, innovation profiles, news, upcoming consultations, FAQs, glossary definitions and more.     Read More

The Society’s Professional Standards (Criminal) Committee is seeking input from the membership on its first Standard: Withdrawal of Counsel. Read More
Credentials

The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Erica Anne Green The following members have resigned:  Robert Raymond James Anderson QC Robert Allan Stroud QC  Read More
Professional development

COMPUTERS THE 2015 SOLO AND SMALL FIRM LEGAL TECHNOLOGY GUIDE: CRITICAL DECISIONS MADE SIMPLE / Nelson, Sharon D; Simek, John W; Maschke, Michael C – 8th ed. – Chicago: American Bar Association. Law Practice Management Section, 2015. [KB 267.C2 N431 2015] INFORMATION NETWORKS Read More

The new Barristers’ Library Discovery Catalogue is now live at catalogue.nsbs.org. With one search, find Read More
Access to Justice

Family Law Nova Scotia (http://www.nsfamilylaw.ca/) has produced a new workbook to assist self-represented parties in preparing for court. 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

Read the September 2015 issue of LIANSwers at http://www.lians.ca/news-category/lianswers. In this edition … Read More

With lawyers busy with the practice side of their law practice, the business side sometimes falls by the wayside. Here are some quick and easy tips to keep your business running smoothly – and perhaps more efficiently: Read More

Spoofing virus warning Numerous lawyers report having their email addresses assumed or “spoofed”. As a result, emails are being sent seemingly from the lawyer’s email account with a virus-infected web link embedded in the message. Read More

Are you feeling stressed at home or work? Take a deep breath and try to relax! Read More
Courts

The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel. Read More

TO: Parties and Members of the Legal Profession FROM: Daniel Gosselin, Chief Administrator DATE: September 15, 2015 SUBJECT: Prothonotary Recruitment Process This is to inform you that the Federal Court has launched a selection process for the recruitment of a Prothonotary in Ottawa, and to create a pool of candidates in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver. Read More

People who want to resolve their legal problems in court will have access to free legal advice and information at the Halifax Law Courts (Upper Water Street). The “Free Legal Clinic” opened its doors on September 17. 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

Government is making changes to the program that helps families collect court-ordered child and spousal support payments. Justice Minister Diana Whalen has announced actions that will lead to stronger enforcement and better services to families. A review of the province's Maintenance Enforcement Program was released on September 18. Government has accepted all 27 recommendations. Read More

Alternative sentencing options and treatment programs will continue to be available in Kings County for people whose addictions have led to criminal behaviour. Read More

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

MISSING WILL: Blair Frederick Hammond, Cole Harbour The family of the late Blair Frederick Hammond is attempting to locate a will for Mr. Hammond, and believe he had one prepared within the last year. Mr. Hammond resided at Cole Harbour and passed away on September 4, 2015. He was born March 29, 1961. Read More

The Dartmouth law firm of Weldon McInnis is pleased and proud to welcome Nancy G. Rideout, who joined the firm on September 1, 2015. Nancy has practised law for over 30 years in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Read More

Carter Ford LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its new office space. The new space is still located on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Summer Street in the Spring Garden Professional Building, 5855 Spring Garden Road. The office is now located on the Second Floor in Suite 200. Read More

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia has released its final report on the Nova Scotia Powers of Attorney Act.  The report is available on the Commission’s website, here. Read More

My name is Alison Morgan and I’m an associate in private practice. Like many of you, I am deeply concerned about the Syrian refugee crisis and want to know what I can do to help. It seems that as advocates and protectors of human rights, we as lawyers especially should help in any way that we can to respond to a crisis of this magnitude. Read More

Application for this year’s program (2015-2016) due now!Overseas Placements In Africa, The Caribbean and Asia: 2015-2017 Read More
Careers

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. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.  Read More

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

Bland and Associates is a small but very busy three-lawyer (plus an articling clerk) general practice on the corner of Blowers and Argyle streets, in the heart of downtown Halifax. We are located only a minute's walk from the Spring Garden Road Provincial Court and also very close to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (General Division) on Upper Water Street. Read More

La Fédération des ordres professionnels de juristes du Canada est l’organisme coordonnateur national des 14 ordres professionnels de juristes du Canada qui ont le mandat de réglementer les 100 000 avocats du Canada, les 4 000 notaires du Québec et les 7 500 parajuristes autorisés de l’Ontario dans l’intérêt du public. Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for two probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2016. These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.    Read More

Competition #948 BRSolicitorLegal, Insurance and Risk Management Services, Halifax Regional Municipality Read More

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) is an independent, arms-length, government agency charged with a unique role, administering the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Read More

Company Overview   Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization that is an essential and unique player in the provincial legal landscape providing assistance to 260,000 people each year. LAA’s Vision, at the core of everything it does, is:    Read More

Heritage House Law Office, a downtown Dartmouth Law Firm, is seeking a Legal Assistant to work in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury/Litigation. A minimum of two years experience is required for this position. The successful candidate should have: 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. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.  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. We hire motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service. Read More

Are you a busy sole practitioner looking to realize the benefits of being associated with an established downtown medium-sized firm? Are you associated with another firm and looking for a positive change? If the answer to either question is yes, this may be the opportunity you have been seeking and we would like to hear from you!   Read More

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies that regulate Canada’s 100,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 4,000 notaries and Ontario’s 7,500 licensed paralegals in the public interest. Read More

Newly rebranded Bedford law firm, Blackburn Law, is seeking an excellent lawyer interested in the areas of civil litigation and family law. Ideally, the applicant will have five or more years of experience and an existing client base. Read More

Graduated May 2015.  Business law specialisation certificate.  Above-average grades in commercial sales law, entertainment law, labour, legal research and writing, real estate, tax, torts, and trusts.  Available immediately. Interested in gaining experience in almost any area of law. Willing to relocate.  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! We have an active board where each director participates in chairing different committees within the Board. Read More

Veith House is a multiservice non-profit located in Halifax’s North End. We offer a wide range of programs focusing on three key areas for children, families, and individuals: healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy relationships. We believe that these are the pillars that build healthy neighbours, who together create heathy neighbourhoods. Read More

The On-Point Volunteers Association, a new non-profit organization in Nova Scotia, is seeking professionals for advisory support and board positions as it incorporates. The organization aims to focus on group volunteer events, with the hope that volunteering together can build confidence for people who: Read More

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

The Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Ethics Board (NSHA REB) is recruiting new members to fill the role of legal representatives. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 17:00
"Tricks For Your Treasure Hunt: A Refresher On Legal Research" Speaker: Jennifer Taylor, Stewart McKelvey http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_YLS_0915  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 14:00
Are you carrying a heavy case load, completing work at the last minute, plagued by constant interruptions, inundated with information, drowning in paper, overloaded by email, handling too much work yourself, or spending too much time at the office? In short, do you have too much to do and not enough time? Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 08:45
Human Rights & Labour Law Conference DAY 1 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Panel 1 Gender Identity and Gender Expression in the Workplace: Responding to an emerging issue 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 17:30
"New Model CCAA and Receivership Orders, with a view from the Bench" Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 09:00
Conference on Innovation and Access to Justice Thursday, October 1 & Friday, October 2, 2015 Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Panet Street, Montreal (Quebec) ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! http://iaj2015.openum.ca/ Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 (All day)
RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Small Claims Court – Judgment Enforcement – Credit Risk Management - Collections Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Cloud 2.0 – Drafting And Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreements Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 - 02:00
You've likely seen dozens of trial advocacy instructors. Many were probably very good - some great. But you haven't seen anybody like Mike Cash. Cash's timing and gift for delivery are important aspects of his presentations at trial and his skill as a seminar leader. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:00
Powers of Attorney: What Now?Discussion and Analysis of the Recommendations of the Law Reform Commission's Final Report on POAs Speakers: 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: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)
RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Small Claims Court – Judgment Enforcement – Credit Risk Management - Collections Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 16:30
  2015 Keynote Speaker: Michael Landsberg TSN Host & Mental Health Advocate   Master of Ceremonies: Scott Boyd   With: Louise Bradley President and CEO Mental Health Commission of Canada J.P. Cormier Musician & Singer, Songwriter Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 02:30
Ruth March (KPMG) and Sarah Dykema (McInnes Cooper) will review changes to the Income Tax Act coming into effect on Jan.1, 2016, including: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 19:00
Join us for the 7th Annual Douglas M. Johnston Lecture to be held in the Ondaatje room at Dalhousie University on October 8th from 7-830pm. We are pleased to announce, our guest speaker is Dr. Elliott Norse, Founder and Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute, Seattle WA. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 - 16:00
"You Be the Judge: Demystifying the Path Towards the Bench" Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 08:45
Following on the heels of the work of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this Conference presents a unique opportunity for everyone within the administration of justice to consider how best to work towards reconciliation. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All day)
The Indigenous Bar Association 27th Annual Fall Conference is October 15-17, 2015 at Chelsea Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario. With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, the focus of this year’s Conference is “What Do We Mean By Reconciliation?” Areas of discussion will include: Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 16, 2015 (All day)
Everyone encounters difficult people on a regular basis and typically conversations with them leave people feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. This workshop will analyze what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrate how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00
Environmental Due Diligence Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 6th Annual New Procurement: Critical Advances from Process to Practice Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 (All day)
For those moments when yu say to yourself "Hmm...I need to run this by a property lawyer or an estate lawyer or an accountant" or those moments when you find yourself in need of a refresher course on the law of evidence or civil procedure issues that arise in your family law practice – this conference is for you!  Read More
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 (All day)
Program Chairs: 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: 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: Monday, October 26, 2015 - 01:30
This program annually presents an educational opportunity for civil litigators. Pithy and information packed, with easily accessible, relevant, and re-visitable information for the busy litigator, the program covers timely litigation topics, explores practice challenges, and provides updates. 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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, 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: 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 27, 2015 - 12:00
Is it Time to Adopt a No-Fault Scheme to Compensate Injured Patients? Elaine Gibson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University  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, January 15, 2016 - 12:00
Historical Trauma Among Aboriginal Peoples: Implications for Improving Well-Being Amy Bombay, Department of Psychiatry and School of Nursing, Dalhousie University 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, January 29, 2016 - 12:00
Superbugs Attack! How the World Can Win the War on Antimicrobial Resistance Steven Hoffman, Global Stretegy Lab, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa 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, February 26, 2016 - 12:00
Dalhousie Health Law and Policy Seminar - Patenting Outside the Law in Canadian Medical History Tina Piper, Faculty of Law, McGill University All welcome! No registration required. Free. Light lunch set out by noon in Rm 312. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion. Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:00
Marketing Restrictions on Tobacco and Alcohol Products: International Human Rights and Comparative Law Perspectives  Read More
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