INFORUM

October 13, 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 following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Read More
Council

The Society is pleased to introduce two new Public Representatives on Council for the 2015-2017 term: Natalie Borden of Dartmouth and Dr. Manoj Vohra of Truro. 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
Professional Responsibility

The hearing respecting charges against Lyle Howe of Halifax, scheduled to begin on November 2, 2015 has been adjourned by decision of the Society’s Hearing Committee. This hearing will now start with a pre-hearing conference on Friday, November 6 at 9:00 am, and will continue with commencement of the main hearing on Thursday, December 10. 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: Read More
Professional development

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

ACTIONS AND DEFENCES ANNUAL REVIEW OF CIVIL LITIGATION 2015 / Archibald, Todd L; Echlin, Randall Scott — Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2015. [KB 190 A673 2015] CIVIL PROCEDURE 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

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month so LIANS encourages you to take a few minutes this month to review your online safety protocol. Here are recommendations to help enhance your online security: Read More

The following email from “Frank Penwarden” requests representation in a debt collection transaction: Good day, 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

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

Review of the Rules on Costs – A Discussion Paper of the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court Rules Committee  Read More
Province

Government will take additional action to strengthen policies and procedures to help victims of sexual assault and cyberbullying. Minister of Justice Diana Whalen was presented with an independent review on Thursday, October 8, of the actions of police and the Public Prosecution Service in response to the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Read More

Nova Scotia is launching two new business immigration streams to attract international entrepreneurs and to retain international graduates of provincial universities and colleges. Read More

More community support is driving the success of the province's mental health and addictions strategy, which is now in its fourth year. Most of the 33 actions in the Together We Can strategy have been completed or are significantly underway. Read More

Nova Scotians can provide input on the Municipal Government Act as part of a review announced on September 30 by Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill. The Department of Municipal Affairs is working with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and the Association of Municipal Administrators to carry out the review over the next three years. 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 proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Read More
Other news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Read More

MDW Law is pleased to welcome Bernie Thibault to its team of talented lawyers. Read More

Dear friends, clients and colleagues: Please be advised that our move is now complete and we have settled into our new offices at Wickwire Holm. My contact information is set out below. 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

At a launch event on October 6 in Dartmouth, the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia released its latest report: NOVA SCOTIA'S SOCIAL SECTOR VITAL SIGNS® REPORT To download the report and/or see a video of the event, visit http://cfns-fcne.ca/en/vital-signs/. Read More

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

CanLII (the Canadian Legal Information Institute) recently received the following Readers' Choice Awards from Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Read More

(St. John’s, October 9, 2015) – Michael Donovan, Executive Chairman of DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B) is this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Atlantic winner. DHX Media Ltd. is a global film and television company specializing in the production, distribution, broadcast and licensing of children's and family entertainment content. Read More
Careers

20 years experience as a legal assistant worked for major law firms in Toronto and Halifax proven performer in accurately preparing and managing court documents proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, legal applications, basic bookkeeping and spreadsheet applications  Read More

Anticipatory Staffing - Counsel Department of Justice CanadaCivil Litigation and Advisory Section Atlantic Regional Office Halifax (Nova Scotia) LP-01 $71,734 to $98,936 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

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

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

Seeking a like-minded lawyer to join a new firm opening in underserviced Tantallon/Hammonds Plains. 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

Grow and support one of the leading regional aviation companies in the world Read More

CWD Law Incorporated requires a part time detail-oriented legal or administrative assistant at its Bedford, NS office. Learn about our firm at www.cwdlaw.ca. Responsibilities will include: 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

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
Volunteer and Pro Bono

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: 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: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00
Protecting Your Financial Future - A Crash Course in Financial Literacy Speaker: Heidi G. Schedler, Senior Enforcement Counsel http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_GOV_JOI  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: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:00
An Immigration Law Primer for Employment Lawyers Speaker:  Elizabeth Wozniak, Elizabeth Wozniak Inc. http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_LAB_JOI  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00
Fiduciary Duties of Band Councils 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: Thursday, October 22, 2015 (All day)
The Association of Prince Edward Island Land Surveyors will mark the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Holland's Survey of PEI by holding its Annual General Meeting October 21-23, 2015, to coincide with the Imperial Designs; Holland's Map and the Making of Prince Edward Island Exhibit, at the Confede 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: 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 (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: 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
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 - 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 (All day)
View brochure here: 3rd Annual Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations:Just The Facts 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)
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: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues 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, November 27, 2015 - 19:30
Help us support refugee rights here in Halifax!  Please come out to the Halifax Refugee Clinic's 3rd Annual Auction for Asylum fundraising event! 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
Event Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
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