INFORUM

December 07, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

Council has now developed a framework for the scope of the Society's regulatory approach in the future. Read More

The following media reports were published since the November 9 edition of InForum: Law school accreditation cases wend way through courts  Law Times | December 7, 2015 By Neil Etienne Read More

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 Legal Services Regulation Steering Committee, innovation profiles, news, consultation highlights, FAQs, glossary definitions and more. Read More
Professional Responsibility

The mandate of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of law. Lawyers in Canada are extended the privilege of self-regulation and for this privilege, we owe a duty of vigilance in regulating our profession to support high quality client service and ethical behaviour.  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

APPELLATE PROCEDURE SUMMARY APPEALS AND TRIAL ADVOCACY / Karimjee, Moiz – Markham, ON: LexisNexis Canada, 2015. [KB 269 K18 2015] CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS Read More

The Society is pleased to announce a comprehensive new online resource portal: Developing an equity strategy in your legal workplace. Find it on the Society’s website under Equity & access, in the Res Read More

The mandatory CPD Requirement for practising lawyers in Nova Scotia is evolving into a more effective regulatory tool for ensuring ongoing professional development. Read More
Access to Justice

Updates from the Department of Justice (Court Services) Read More
Tips from LIANS

If the malls and commercials are any indication, the holiday season is already upon us and this is a great opportunity to touch base with clients and market your business. Here a few tips for this holiday season: Read More

The following email purportedly from “S.T Chang” of C.S.Aluminum Corporation requests representation in a business transaction: Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider. Read More
Courts

Have you heard about the Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts? The Free Legal Clinic is for people who want to resolve their legal problems in court by representing themselves but have limited or no experience in the courts. Read More

(Friday, Dec. 4) – This is to inform you that a Notice to the Parties and the Profession (Summer Recess) was issued by the Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and has been published on the website of the Federal Court. Read More
Province

New legislation will improve the quality of regulation and reduce red tape.                                                                                    Read More

New legislation will support children and put their interests first when families break up. Amendments to the Maintenance and Custody Act, introduced Nov. Read More

The Voice of the Child Report Guidelines represent an important advancement in access to justice for children. Hearing from children to determine their best interests is recognized in legislation, child’s rights conventions and case law. However, guidance in the approaches by which to hear from children has been less clear. Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/ The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:    Read More

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

Visit the Publications page of Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s website to download a PDF version of “Here to Help”: Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission 2014/2015 Annual Report. Highlights in the 89-page report include: Read More

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award was presented to Jennifer Llewellyn at a ceremony held on November 16 in Québec City, Québec, Read More

Frederick Warren Strum, late of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away January 17, 1994 at the age of 80 years. He was survived by his wife Leona Elaine Strum and his son Peter Strum. Read More

Earl Granville Coffin (DOB September 19, 1932) passed away on November 7 at the Halifax Infirmary at age 83. A son of the late Charles and Isabella (Campbell) Coffin of Bay Fortune, PEI, he is survived by his beloved wife Josephine (Deveau) Coffin. Read More

Courthouses throughout Nova Scotia are an integral part of the community. Physically, they each represent a unique and beautiful design. Many rural courthouses in Nova Scotia are now being closed and reachAbility wanted to capture their essence before they are lost to history. Artist Alix Wilson was commissioned to do ink drawings of the courthouses. Read More

On every December 6, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. LEAF remembers those who lost their lives as a result of gender-based violence and reflects on the daily reality of women who face gender-based violence. 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

Legal CounselHalifax, NS       We are further expanding our internal legal team. Description: Reporting to the Senior Counsel, this position will provide legal support on commercial, corporate and regulatory issues as well as to other areas of the business.   Read More

Davis Reierson is seeking at least one experienced legal assistant for its busy family law practice. The successful applicant(s) will have excellent organization, time management, and communication skills.   Please forward a letter of interest and resume to ldavis@davisreierson.com.    Read More

Firm established for more than 60 years seeks buyer. Real estate can be rented, purchased or optioned. Seller may finance. Area is bedroom community for Halifax. Seller may assist in transition. Call 902 798 5997  Read More

An established law firm with offices across Nova Scotia, our client provides full service legal advice to a wide range of individuals and organizations with diverse needs and global and local interests. Our client has a collaborative, professional and talented team and prides themselves on their commitment to quality, team oriented culture and involvement in the community. 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. 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. 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. 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

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a lawyer for its Northern Area Office to practise in the areas of adult/youth criminal law with an element of family law. This position may involve travel in small aircraft to several northern communities. Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Halifax Refugee Clinic is looking to expand its Board of Directors. We are the only organization in Atlantic Canada that provides no cost legal and settlement services to refugee claimants. If you’re passionate about refugee rights, knowledgeable about non-profit governance, and possess relevant fundraising, accounting, communications, legal or other skills, we’d like to hear from you. Read More

Alice Housing provides safe second stage housing and supportive counselling for women and chidlren leaving domestic violence. Since 1983, Alice Housing has helped over 1,000 families move past the devastation of family violence and supported them in their quest for family stability and safety. Read More

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

Supervising lawyer needed to assist not for profit organization with bylaw development. A social work student at Dalhousie Legal Aid is working on a community file and has identified this need. Please contact morgan.purdy@eastlink.ca if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:00
This practical and interactive session provides participants with the principles and tools of positive parenting focused on children’s skills in social development and well-being. Participants will also get an opportunity to review and discuss strategies for bringing positive parenting into the home. Register:  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 (All day)
Crunching the Numbers: An expert guide to costing and total compensationTuesday, December 8, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
Join your RELANS Colleagues at our Annual Real Estate Conference, being held on Tuesday, December 8th at the Westin Nova Scotian from 9:30am – 5:00pm. The program is RELANS 2015: OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE 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: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:00
Limitation Periods under the New Limitation of Actions Act Speaker: Ed Gores QC, Senior Solicitor with the Department of Justice http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_GOV_1215  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:00
On International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015, please join us in exploring the Realities of Refuge at a film screening and panel discussion from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Paul O’Reegan Hall at the Halifax Central Library.  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: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Managing Regulatory Risks: Compliance, Inspections And Investigations Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:00
Crash Course for non-securities specialists in identifying and addressing Securities Issues in business transactions Speaker: Gavin Stuttard, Stewart McKelvey http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_SECBU_1215  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 12:00
CHARITABLE GIVING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES Speaker: Jim Cruickshank, Stewart McKelvey http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_TAX_JOI  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
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: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 08:30
The Mid-Winter Conference will take place on Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th, 2016. We offer two full days of concurrent sessions which will fulfill your 12 hour mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) hours.   http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_MIDWIN_16  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:00
This year's Bench and Bar Reception and Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 28th with special guest Justice Murray Sinclair, Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba and the Chair of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read More
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