INFORUM

November 09, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

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

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar on November 6: Read More
Professional development

COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES / Prince, Don W; Hoppe, Michael H; Center for Creative Leadership — Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership, 2000. [KB 11.S1 P954 2000] Read More
Tips from LIANS

The 7th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference was held on Friday, November 6, 2015, during which attendees enjoyed a session from panelists Margot Ferguson, Franco Tarulli and Tara Miller, who shared their “Tips from the Trenches”.  Read More

FRAUD ALERT: Virus attachment from “American Airlines” Legitimate-looking email scam attempts purportedly from "American Airlines" have been circulating for some time – example here: Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider. Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse experience personal difficulties related to the abuse when they are adults. Here is some information on the challenges facing the adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. People may be affected in different ways  Read More
Courts

The Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts is open every Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the Law Courts. Access is by appointment only. Read More

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has introduced "rolling" dockets online (showing more than one term at a time). Start here: http://courts.ns.ca/Appeal_Court/NSCA_dockets.htm  Read More

November 12, 2015 in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal: CAC 424542 - Christopher Alexander Falconer v. Her Majesty the Queen Full day, starting at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Read More
Province

The Council of Parties that will guide the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry has been appointed, effective November 2. The council includes representatives from groups who will be a key part of the inquiry process, including former residents, government, the Home for Colored Children board and the African Nova Scotian community. 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

HALIFAX: On October 23, 2015, at its annual general meeting at the Accès Justice Access centre, l’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNÉ) was proud to honour the dedication of Lucien Comeau by way of offering him the prize of Jurist of the Year 2015. Read More

Sarah Kirby has been appointed a Crown attorney in Halifax and Emma Woodburn has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth. "Ms. Kirby and Ms. Woodburn each have a unique background which, in combination with their legal skills, will be a solid asset to our team of Crown attorneys," said Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, in a November 3 announcement. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent deaths of the following colleagues. We extend our condolences to their friends and families. Read More

James Larder Fraser (DOB June 17, 1929) of Park Street, Sydney, NS, died on February 23, 2011. Any lawyers who prepared or know of the existence of a will for Mr. Fraser are asked to please contact Erin Cain of Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody at 902 429 3123 or erin@mjswm.com.  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
Careers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a recent graduate of the Legal Admin Specialist program. I am currently looking for full or part time work as a Legal Assistant or Administrative Assistant/Receptionist.    Read More

I am a Legal Assistant with 25 years experience mainly in personal injury and insurance defence law. I have worked in other areas. Currently seeking immediate employment. I am proficient in several office systems, Word, Prolaw, digital and manual dictation, office procedures, great typing skills, document preparation, etc. Read More

Cragg Law seeks immediately a motivated, ambitious and energetic lawyer to join our extremely busy practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling a variety of matters and service our existing clients with the real possibility of developing his or her own niche area. Read More

I am a Legal Assistant who just moved to the New Glasgow area from Alberta. I have over 5 years experience with various types of law including corporate law and corporate financing, Wills and Estates, family law, general litigation, real estate and refinances. Through my past work experience I have experiences with the following duties: Read More

MacKinnon Buckle Stevenson has operated as a small, independent law firm on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax for several years, the heir to earlier firms that practiced in the same location. 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

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. Responsiveness and accessibility are our hallmarks. 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

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

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

Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab is a well established law firm located in Halifax and currently has opportunities for associates to join our growing practice.    We are seeking lawyers who are self motivated and preferably have an existing clientele.    Please reply in confidence to John Di Costanzo, at jdicostanzo@eastlink.ca  Read More

Small, reputable practice in an under-serviced community is seeking an associate with a diverse range of practice areas to join the firm and assume carriage of exisiting files for the managing lawyer and diversify the practice. Read More

The law firm of Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab requires a part-time Office Assistant.  Schedule would be very flexible and duties would mainly include scanning hard copy files to digital format and occasional coverage at reception as needed. This would be an excellent position for a student pursuing a career in law, both due to the learning environment and the flexible schedule. Read More

Don’t start the new year at a job you don’t love. Highlander Law Group, a new firm opening in Tantallon in January, is looking for a lawyer interested in growing a Corporate/Commercial practice. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) needs volunteer lawyers to edit new and existing content for its clear language legal information resource: Guide to Law for Nonprofit organizations in Atlantic Canada. Read More

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, November 10, 2015 - 09:00
Attendance management programs have become increasingly common in workplaces across Canada. The goal of these programs is to reduce absenteeism, but some absences are unavoidable, especially for employees with disabilities. 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: 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: Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:00
Race and Colour as a sadly persistent concern in Human Rights Litigation  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:00
The Annual Meet and Greet with Members of the OUTLaw Student Group at the Law School. This annual event is a great opportunity for law students to meet with members of Dalhousie OUTLaw. http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_SOGI_1115  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: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 17:30
Trauma-informed Practice Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:00
How to help your clients avoid fines and stay out of the press for privacy related issues Third Session: All businesses are subject to privacy laws yet compliance with relevant laws remains low. Join us for a discussion on how to assess and reduce privacy risks in the activities of our business clients. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 17:30
Pamela Rubin is a Dalhousie Law School Alumnus (class of '89) and therapist. She focuses on preventing and recovering from trauma, using mindfulness and other contemplative techniques. She works with a wide variety of groups to help them become trauma informed: including lawyers and other justice professionals. 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 - 12:00
What does your parent/elderly client want the most: Starting the Conversation 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 - 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: 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)
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: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00
Trust Accounts – Information Session Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00
55(2) Update — Review of changes Speaker: Jennifer Campbell, Patterson Law http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_TAX_1115  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: 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 - 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: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 17:30
A Sneak Peek at the 2015 Revised User's Guide to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Speaker: Professor Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_FAM_1115  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 02:30
There will be an Information session and demonstration at Halifax Provincial Court answering all of your questions about video conferencing. Learn what you can do by video and how including: 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 (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, November 27, 2015 - 09:00
Interest-Based Negotiation Training For family lawyers, mental health professionals, and financial professionals November 27 and 28, 2015 Learn to:     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: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:00
Our program on special topics in civil litigation is dedicated to the exploration of “hot” topics and the provision of actionable solutions. 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: Monday, November 30, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Internet Law & The Competitive Edge Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 09:00
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 Maison du développement durable 50 Sainte-Catherine Street West Montreal (QC) CO-CHAIRS:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Information Privacy And Data Protection Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 09:00
Panel 1The Politics of Pensions: What lies ahead for Canada's public pension system? 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist, The Globe and Mail Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Internet Law & The Competitive Edge Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Managing Regulatory Risks: Compliance, Inspections And Investigations Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Dangers for Directors - Infinite Risks: How to be an Effective Director in Today's World Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)
When two people are in conflict, the negative impact of the dispute typically affects more people than just the disputants. Others often get drawn into a conflict that becomes time consuming and limits the productivity of everyone. When people involved in conflict cannot resolve it on their own, a third party facilitator may be what is needed to resolve the dispute. This skills-based workshop i Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 8th Annual Corporate Governance: Taking Stock of a Changing Landscape Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here:4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
Mastering Negotiation and Mediation: An interactive workshopTuesday, December 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Dangers for Directors - Infinite Risks: How to be an Effective Director in Today's World Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here:4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Managing Cybersecurity Risk 2015 Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 02:00
Spend three hours with lawyer turned humourist Sean Carter, and find out what really happened on the way to the disciplinary hearing. Sean takes a laugh out loud look at the funnier aspects of the practice of law, and how lawyers can prevent disciplinary problems and remain civil. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 8th Annual Advertising And Marketing Law: Less Is The New More Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 09:00
Panel 1 Through a Glass, darkly: Experts analyze the state of the economy 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Sheila Block, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:00
Cases are won and lost at discovery. For over thirty years, David Markowitz has been studying American deposition and trial techniques, and presenting seminars to improve the skills of practising lawyers. Don’t miss Dave’s best-selling deposition seminar, adapted for a Canadian audience, in which he shares his 10 important goals of discovery, including avoiding undesired results. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 02:00
Join Egil “Bud” Krogh as he tells the story of his early years in the Nixon White House, and the personal integrity issues that doomed the Presidency. Appointed at just 29 as staff assistant to the President’s counsel, Bud co-directed the infamous White House Plumbers unit, operatives tasked with fixing information links. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:00
The next time you think that preparing witnesses is intuitive, or the next time you think that all a fact witness has to do is to tell their story, walk up to some strangers and ask them to spell their names — ask them to describe something that happened months ago! Testimony is far removed from a conversation. Read More
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