INFORUM

February 29, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Real Estate Professional Standards Committee is seeking input from the membership on Standard 1.3: Opinion of Title and Certificate Of Legal Effect. You can review the proposed Standard below as a PDF or a Word document: Read More

A Nova Scotia Provincial delegation was in Winnipeg last week with other Provincial and Federal leaders attending the second roundtable on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: NEW: North Preston land title plan in the works, says Nova Scotia government Dispute over legal documents goes back to early 1800s CBC News | Feb 25, 2016 Read More
Council
Professional Responsibility

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society gives notice that a Receiver has been appointed for purposes of completing the winding down of the practice of law of Scott W. Lytle of Bedford, N.S., pursuant to Section 51 of the Legal Profession Act. Read More
Professional development

The new Law Practice Management program is designed to equip lawyers and managers in the legal profession with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to effectively and strategically manage a practice.  Read More

Interested in starting or growing your own firm? Read More

CORPORATIONS BUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN CANADA: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS / Martel, Paul — Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2013. [KB 109 M376 2013] CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE / Coughlan, Stephen — 3d ed. — Toronto: Irwin Law, 2016. [KB 92 C853 2016] Read More
Access to Justice

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

Maybe Mother Nature has us all fooled but with springlike weather upon us, now is the time to start thinking about spring cleaning your office. Here are tips to help you spring forward: Read More

A very legitimate-looking phishing attempt purportedly from "American Express Account Protection Services" has recently been circulating – example here: Fraud Protection Alert Please verify a recent charge attempt by logging in to your account at americanexpress.com/verify . Read More

Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider, has launched the following new service:  "Homeweb is an innovative online platform that offers members access to personalized health and wellness tools, resources, and support when you want it — anywhere, anytime. Read More
Courts

Representing yourself in the Nova Scotia Court Of Appeal Are you considering representing yourself in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal? Visit the Courts of Nova Scotia website, which offers a number of resources for self-represented litigants, including several new “how to” guides. Read More

The Hon. Justice Doug Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division has published a new instalment of his Family Law Practice Tips for family law practitioners. Read More
Province

Correctional Services Regulations have been updated as a result of amendments to the Correctional Services Act in late 2014. The new regulations will come into force on March 31, 2016.  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

Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transit, and skills training for employment.  Read More
Careers

Kimball Brogan, a litigation law firm in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, is seeking an articling clerk to commence at any time. This position will give the articling clerk opportunity for hands on learning with a lot of practical experience.    Read More

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court now accepting applications for 2016 Clerkship Programs. More information here: 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

Landry, McGillivray is a well established full service law firm in downtown Dartmouth and has been providing legal services to our clients throughout Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia for 40 years. 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

Burchell MacDougall, with offices in Truro, Halifax, Wolfville and Elmsdale, is a well-established full service law firm in Nova Scotia since 1944. Read More

LEGAL DIRECTOR (5+ years)  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

O’Blenis Law, located in Stellarton, NS, is seeking an experienced legal assistant to provide professional support in the areas of property, wills and estates, family and criminal law.  Job Summary Read More

Position: One year contract Staff Lawyer Position in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Mainly a family law practice with some criminal. 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

Ritch Williams & Richards in downtown Halifax is seeking to hire a part-time receptionist. This front desk position will regularly consist of 2 days per week but will ocassionaly require additional days of employment to cover staff vacations or other absences.  Basic computer skills will be required along with skills in use of MS Word, Outlook and Excel. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit, community-based, feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression. The Centre provides immediate care and support, counselling, advocacy and community education. Read More

Call for LEAF Board and Committee VolunteersDeadline: March 31, 2016 Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, March 2, 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, 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: 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: Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:00
This new program will provide you with a comprehensive perspective on current competition law issues, featuring panels of leading competition law practioners, judges, and other senior participants from various jurisdictions. Topics include: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:30
CBA Nova Scotia Government & Public Sector Lawyers and Intellectual Property Joint Section Meeting Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Topic: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 12:00
Government & Public Sector Lawyers and Intellectual Property Joint Section Meeting March 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon Joseph Howe Building, Halifax Topic: "Official Marks: What are They Exactly? How Does One Obtain and Protect One?  What is Their Future?" Speaker: 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: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:00
Marketing Restrictions on Tobacco and Alcohol Products: International Human Rights and Comparative Law Perspectives  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:00
Aboriginal Law Section Meeting March 16, 2016 at 12 Noon Burchells LLP, 1801 Hollis St., Suite 1800 "Protest and Permanent Injunctions in the Aboriginal Context"Nunatukavut Community Council v. NALCOR Energy Speaker: 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
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:00
Distilling legal documents to their most basic elements is the key to creating effective persuasive legal writing. It’s also the best way to draft readable documents for transactions. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 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_16YLD0322C  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 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_16YLDPKGC  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 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_16YLD0322D  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 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_16TRU0322T  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:00
Insurance Law and Municipal Law Joint Section Meeting March 23, 2016 at 12 noon - 1:00pm AON Risk Solutions, Purdy's Wharf Tower 2, 10th Floor 1969 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS Topic: "The Emerging Risks of Privacy and Cyber Security" Speaker: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 29, 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: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (All day)
The forum will aim at gathering lawyers and legal practitioners from Hungary and abroad, which will upgrade their knowledge and share best practices regarding contemporary legal challenges. The event is CPD certified. All the participants will obtain certificates for Continuing Professional Development, CPD. Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Accommodating Episodic Disabilities: A guide to dealing with chronic and recurring health conditions 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day)
Friday, April 1, 2016 Taking Human Rights Cases to Adjudication: Mastering procedure and presentation 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 09:00
For the first time in Halifax, The Advocates' Society presents The Art of Communication and Persuasion with Steve Hughes. Learn to: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 02:00
Every day lawyers make decisions about whether someone is telling the truth. We do it at home, at work, and in social situations. Most of us rely on stereotypical “signs” that a person is lying and we are no better at it than chance. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 09:00
This conference for women advocates is aimed at maximizing your power as leaders in the profession. Hear directly from accomplished and successful litigators and judges. Acquire career and business development tools, practice management strategies, and effective advocacy tips. Connect with colleagues and learn from the experiences of others. Prepare to be inspired. Topics include: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:00
Human Rights and Labour Law Conference May 31 - June 1, 2016 The Westin Nova Scotian Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet  7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Panel 1 Read More
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