INFORUM

January 18, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Schulich School of Law and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society cordially invite you to attend the twenty-fifth annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: The Top 10 Canadian legal ethics stories of 2015  Canadian Lawyer/Legal Feeds | January 4, 2016 by Alice Woolley Read More
Council

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for this Friday, January 22, 2016, followed by a cultural competence workshop from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The agenda and meeting documents are available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: http://nsbs.org/council-materials.  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 January 15: Read More
Professional development

BANKRUPTCY BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY LAW / Wood, Roderick J – 2d ed. – Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015. [KB 113 W875 2015] CONFLICT OF INTERESTS Read More
Access to Justice

The following notice was posted and shared on January 21 by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project:      Read More

Introduced just over a week ago, new video content from the Society’s #TalkJustice initiative is already generating a very positive response. Read More
Tips from LIANS

If you are one of the 41 million users still using Windows 8, it may be time to upgrade … and quickly! Microsoft has announced that effective January 13, 2016, it will no longer release security patches for the new operating system.  What does that mean for you? It means that any holes will be left unpatched and your operating system – your computer – is no longer secure. Read More

Numerous lawyers have received emails from various potential “clients” requesting representation to purchase large construction equipment (eg dredgers, cranes, drilling rigs, etc.). For example: From: Mega Equipment Dredging IncSent: Sunday, January 10, 2016 4:11 PMSubject: Inquiry Hi, Read More

The following article is from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider.  Depression among lawyers has been covered in the news in recent years: Read More
Courts

January 11, 2016, OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its English and French Twitter accounts. Tweets will pertain to the business of the Court and will be posted on both accounts simultaneously.  Read More
Province

A Halifax native, diplomat and international lawyer is the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Christine Hanson, a Dalhousie University law graduate and current Minister-Counsellor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., will take over the role effective February 8. Read More

The agreement between the province and the association representing the province's Crown attorneys was ratified on Saturday, Jan. 9. "I am pleased the Crown attorneys have accepted the agreement," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "This four-year agreement is a fair deal and stays within our fiscal plan. I continue to urge other unions to come to the table." 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

Paralegal students at Eastern College are seeking four-week unpaid internships for the upcoming timeframes: Starting dates: February 22 (4 weeks) March 7 (4 weeks) Internship description: Read More

Nasha Nijhawan and Kelly McMillan are excited to announce the opening of Nijhawan McMillan Barristers.  Read More

January 18, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia:  BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to announce that former Associates, Allen A. Campbell, Stephen M. Read More

January 11, 2016– Halifax, Nova Scotia: BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to welcome Lydia Billingsley as an Associate to the firm’s Family Law team. Lydia joins BOYNECLARKE LLP from the Halifax firm Davis Reierson Family Law. Read More

Seeking a missing will for Murray Louis Burns, drafted in 1988 or 1989 or another at a later date, likely in the Halifax region. His date of birth is November 29, 1945 and at the time his will was drafted, he would have resided on Muriel Avenue in Dartmouth. Anyone with information is asked to please contact:   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 Society wishes to advise members of the recent deaths of the following colleagues. We extend our condolences to their friends and families. Read More
Careers

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

One of Halifax's leading law firms, Burchells LLP, provides a wide range of legal services to regional, national and international clients, including multinational corporations, small business owners, major banks, individuals, insurance companies and all levels of government. Read More

We are a small, well-established general practice Dartmouth law firm and are seeking an associate lawyer to join us. While an 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

Creighton Shatford Hirbour, a well-established full service law firm located in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia is seeking an ambitious, hard working entrepreneurial lawyer or articling clerk who is looking to establish or expand their existing practice. Read More

Life is too short to stay at a job you don’t love. Highlander Law Group, a new firm in Tantallon, is seeking a lawyer interested in growing a family law practice.  Read More

I am a foreign trained lawyer with eight years of experience and have recently passed the bar exam. Looking for a voluntary six month articling position before call to bar. Email pmlaw13@gmail.com  Read More

A top 50 Best Employer in Canada, Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations. Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, Halifax and New Glasgow 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. This position will be based in our Halifax office. 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
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) is currently seeking a volunteer from the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to serve on our passionate and engaged Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meet monthly, in addition to periodic committee meetings. Read More
Upcoming Events
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 - 15:00
Interactive Legislative Drafting presentation followed by a social The workshop will cover issues such as drafting style, plain language drafting, sentence structure, constraints on regulatory drafting and “top 10 rules for legislative composition”. 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 20, 2016 - 17:30
The Financial Implications of Shared Parenting Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:00
"DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE" Speaker: Alison Bird, Cox & Palmer http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_CCA_0116  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: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 17:00
Family Law: Child support when custody is shared Join Peter McVey as he moderates a panel comprised of  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:30
Moderators 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 - 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 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: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 17:30
The Social Justice Soiree is coming on Saturday January 30!  Read More
Event Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 19:00
St. Francis Xavier University’s Department of Sociology presents the 6th Annual Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture    “Polluted Places: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia”   Keynote lecture by:   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 08:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16LAB0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 08:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16BKT0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 08:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16MED0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 08:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16INS0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 13:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16IMM0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 13:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16PEN0202C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 13:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16BUS0202C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TEC0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16NAT0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16FRA0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16EDU0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CYL0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16WLF0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00
Physician-Assisted Dying: A Nova Scotia Perspective Speaker: Karen Pyra, Director of Health Policy and IT Strategy with Doctors Nova Scotia http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_HEA_0216  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ABO0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TAX0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16LPM0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ADR0203C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLD0203C  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 07:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16GEN0204C  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16HEA0204C  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16RPR0204C  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:30
Moderators Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TRU0204C  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ADM0204C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 07:45
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CON0205C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16COR0205C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16FAM0205C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 13:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CHA0205C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16MUN0205C  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 19:00
Dean Camille Cameron and the Social Activist Law Students Association (SALSA) Schulich School of Law cordially invites you to attend    IDEALAW 2016: ADDRESSING ACCESS TO JUSTICE     Keynote Lecture  The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada    Read More
Event Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CRI0206C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:00
Access to Justice: Considering Changes to the Small Claims Court Act Speaker:  Augustus M. Richardson, C.Arb., Q.C., Chair of CBA-NS Legislative and Law Reform Section http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_INS_0216  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:00
The Procedure for Proclaiming Legislation Speakers: 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
Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00
Trans Rights: Gender Identity and Gender Expression under the Human Rights Act Speaker: Alison Bird, Cox & Palmer http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_SOGI_0216    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00
Provincial Crown LandsRescheduled from November 18, 2015 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: Thursday, February 18, 2016 (All day)
This year’s leadership retreat focus will be on the 2 questions all great leaders ask themselves continuously: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TRU0223T  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 17:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16RPR0223T  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 02:00
Learn how to understand and communicate financial concepts with ease! Debits and credits. Cash and accrual accounting. Financial ratio analysis. Net present value. Do you understand these concepts? Can you communicate them effectively to others? Successfully representing your clients, no matter what area of law, requires a foundational understanding of financial concepts. Read More
Event Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16WCB0229C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 02:00
Join us for one of the most practical and useful programs you’ll ever attend! North America’s leading expert in negotiations and settlement will teach you how to reduce stress and conflict, obtain better settlement results, and have more satisfied clients. The ability to negotiate effectively is one of the most important skills a lawyer can develop. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 13:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16RPR0308C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 08:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLD0309C  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:00
Join LIANS for ABA TECHSHOW® 2016 Conference and EXPO (March 16-19 in Chicago), where lawyers, legal professionals and technology come together. Through the EXPO Hall, CLEs, and presentations, ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Read More
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