INFORUM

January 04, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

Visit the Society’s blog, In the Public Interest, for a new article of interest: Read More

The next edition of InForum will be published on Monday, January 4, 2016. The 2016 Publication schedule and submission guidelines for the e-newsletter are now available at the top of the InForum webpage. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Online resource portal puts diversity into legal practice  SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER Chronicle Herald | December 27, 2015 Read More
Regulation

See the December 9 announcement from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Message en français à la suite Dear Colleagues, Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society wishes to congratulate the law societies in the Prairie provinces on their new collaborative approach to innovating regulation. 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: Lydia Katherine Billingsley Justin Kimball The following members have changed to Non-Practising status: Read More
Professional development

ADVOCACY AN ADVOCACY PRIMER / Stuesser, Lee — 4th ed. — Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2015. [KB 269 S929 2015] BANKRUPTCY Read More
Access to Justice

This summer, the National Self-Represented Litigants Project spent several weeks with a CBC TV crew investigating the SRL phenomenon, under the direction of veteran (and former Fifth Estate) executive producer Diane Grant. Read More
Tips from LIANS

Email has become the preferred way lawyers and clients communicate – but are you documenting these communications properly? Here are some common mishaps to avoid: Read More

A very legitimate-looking email phishing attempt purportedly from "PayPal" has recently been circulating – example here: From: PayPal. [test @ telcon. ca] Subject: REСΕӀPT: PАYΜЕΝΤ ОΝ HОLD - 151305893 Dear [redacted] Read More

The following article is 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
Province

Two new appointments to the Human Rights Commission were announced Dec. 30 by Mark Furey, Acting Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act. Read More

Mandate letters for members of the Executive Council were posted online on December 22. 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: Shared Services Act, S.N.S. 2014, c.38, s.13 NS Gaz Pt 2, 12/25/2015 NS Reg 368/2015 Read More
Other news

Winners have been announced for the 10th annual Clawbie Awards for best law blogs in Canada. See the December 31 announcement and list of winners. A few thoughts from the Clawbies: Read More

After more than 50 years, Patterson Law welcomes back a familiar face from its own history. David F. Curtis QC is joining the partnership at Patterson Law, effective January 2016 as Counsel. Read More

Looking to speak with a male lawyer in the Sydney area who drafted a power of attorney and perhaps a will for Mrs. Mumtaz (Mary) Schombara in 2014 or early 2015. If you have any information, please contact W. Briann Smith QC at Smith Evans (902) 463-8100. Read More

The Workplace Culture Program is designed to help Nova Scotia employers, people managers and HR professionals: Read More

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant Perspectives. Read More
Careers

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is seeking applicants to fill two full-time positions.   The positions are being filled because of retirements.    Read More

Crown Attorney LF1-3 Legal Counsel 1-3 Regular/full-time Manitoba Justice Manitoba Prosecution Service 59 Elizabeth Drive Thompson MB Advertisement Number: 31369 Salary(s): LF1-3 $70,394.00 - $141,999.00 per year Plus Remoteness Allowance, if applicable. Read More

This position will report to the VP Claims, Legal and Technical Work Location: Dartmouth, NS Job Accountabilities: Talent Management Read More

I am a mature student seeking an Articling position in the Halifax area. In the summer of 2015 I did a semester of study at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, so the academic portion of my studies is complete. I am available to start articling immediately.  Read More

Looking for up to two lawyers to join a well established practice located in downtown Dartmouth. Please conatact W. Briann Smith Q.C. to discuss this opportunity. bsmith@smithevans.ns.ca  Read More

Downtown Dartmouth law firm looking for experienced Legal Assistants to fill two full time positions with our firm. Positions to start immediately. For both positions, the following skills and abilities are being sought: Read More

Carter Ford LLP is a plaintiff side personal injury law firm overlooking the Public Gardens at the corner of Summer Street and Spring Garden Road in Halifax, NS. We are looking for an individual with 0-3 years experience to fill a key role in our small (but quickly expanding) law firm. The successful applicant will support all members of our team.  Read More

Paralegal with three years experience looking for part time or flex time position. Able to work mornings in office and willing to work flex time from home.  Experienced in Real Estate, Wills, Family, Civil and simple Criminal matters.   Please contact via email for resume: hfxparalegal@gmail.com  Read More

Position: One year contract Staff Lawyer Position in Amherst, NS practicing criminal and family law. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (RSSP) was launched in Ottawa in October 2015 and brings together pro bono lawyers, law students and sponsorship experts to offer direct support to Canadians seeking to sponsor Syrian refugees http://refugeessp.ca/home/. The SSP has three primary components: Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 09:00
  Introduction to Workplace Culture Offered at ISANS or by distance via live-stream   In this 2-hour workshop, you will be led in a discussion on culture and the workplace and see the direct relationship between your organization’s success and the building of a cross-culturally inclusive workplace.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:00
Elder AbuseIssues facing law enforcement in addressing the issue of Elder abuse with a focus on financial abuse Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:00
Insurance for businesses, non-profits, commercial property developers, contractors and condominium associations.  Topics will include: directors and officers liability insurance coverage, liability insurance, construction insurance, product liability insurance, and some key clauses and endorsements. Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:00
Indian Act By-Law Powers Ms. Metallic will present on the by-law powers under the Indian Act. Recent amendments to the Indian Act have repealed the ministerial disallowance power, giving Bands greater freedom to pass by-laws. The validity of such by-laws, however, will continue to be subject to review by the courts. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 19:00
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant Perspectives.  White Perspectives  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: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:00
  Introduction to the “Immigrant-Friendly” Workplace New webinar workshop   This 2-hour workshop explores the question “What makes a workplace supportive to immigrants?”   This workshop will cover 6 key topics:  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: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 17:00
  Race, Place & Waste: Exploring the Health Effects of Environmental Racism in African Nova Scotian & Mi'kmaw Communities   Wed. Jan 20, 2016 @ 5-6pm   Featuring Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Dalhousie School of Nursing    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
Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 02:30
This session will examine tax and legal matters related to the typical family trust utilized in Canadian estate planning. Concerns arising throughout the life cycle of the trust will be discussed, including the establishment of the trust, day-to-day operation of the trust, transition of family business, and windup of the trust. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:00
Giving great advice means recognizing, anticipating and reacting to the latest developments. Equip yourself to do just that by joining us annually for our seminar on marketing, advertising and the law. Stay current in this dynamic field with practical, in-depth and innovative strategies and solutions from practice leaders and industry experts. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 02:30
Immigration law has undergone myriad changes over the past decade, and the pace of change continues apace. For the busy practitioner, staying abreast of it all requires the acquisition of legal updates and know-how in as efficient a manner as possible. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:00
Intellectual Property rights deliver substantial benefits to holders, and due to their nature, also possess substantial challenges related to misappropriation. Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 02:30
Join us for an afternoon of practice-oriented presentations, perspectives and discussions in international trade law. Annually, our faculty bring together the most salient topics, relevant developments, and expert insights, ensuring a program focussed on the practice needs of practitioners both versed and interested in international trade law.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:00
Premised on the ideals of access to justice, judicial economy and behaviour modification, class actions have become a key element of our civil justice system. Our annual program on the subject brings together seasoned civil litigators for an exploration of trends, timely topics, best practices and jurisprudence. 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: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 14:00
  Introduction to Workplace Culture Offered at ISANS or by distance via live-stream   In this 2-hour workshop, you will be led in a discussion on culture and the workplace and see the direct relationship between your organization’s success and the building of a cross-culturally inclusive workplace.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:00
  Introduction to the “Immigrant-Friendly” Workplace New webinar workshop   This 2-hour workshop explores the question “What makes a workplace supportive to immigrants?”    This workshop will cover 6 key topics:  Read More
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