INFORUM

May 09, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has created two new documents as part of its budget process. They are available in the Annual Reports section of the website, under the Financial Reports heading. Read More

At its meeting on April 22, Council approved the Society’s Operating and Capital Budgets for 2016-2017, and set the fees necessary for the membership year beginning July 1, 2016. Read More

The Society’s Professional Standards (Family Law) Committee is seeking input from the membership on proposed amendments to Standard #11: Scope of Representation. You can review the Standard and the proposed amendments here: Scope of Representation (as a PDF). Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Jennifer Lynn Young The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks: Read More
Professional development

Interested in cultural competence? Check out the three new videos added to the Equity Portal’s cultural competence video playlist. The videos cover a wide range of cultural competence matters, including: Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society requires all practising lawyers to create an annual professional development plan and commit it to writing (see Regulation 8.3.6). Each year, lawyers will be asked to indicate on their Annual Lawyer Report whether they have prepared and written their CPD Plan and implemented their plan from the previous year. Read More

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
Tips from LIANS

To ensure that you preserve your policy coverage, you must report a claim (or potential claim) as soon as practicable after learning of a claim or becoming aware of circumstances that might constitute an occurrence or give rise to a claim, however unmeritorious. You must report that claim (or potential claim) within the policy period. This is a condition of your policy. Read More

We have received reports from several lawyers who received the following collection scam attempt from “Jackson Smith”. The initial message is as follows: From: Smith Jackson jacksonsnmith 2018 @ outlook. com Read More

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

The next meeting of the Society’s Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel. Read More

This is to inform you that Practice Guidelines for Aboriginal Law Proceedings (amendment) were issued by the Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and published on the  Read More

(April 13, 2016) – The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in the Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax has been drawn up. This schedule covers the period from July to December of 2016. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>  Read More

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

(March 23, 2016) – The judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have revised the "Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death" first released on March 4. It will be considered by the Court as a whole on May 12 and 13, 2016. Submissions can be made in writing to Justice James L. Chipman or Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy at the following address: Read More
Province

A public and stakeholder consultation on proposed amendments to the Maintenance Enforcement Act launched April 27. The Department of Justice is considering a number of changes to the Act and is seeking your feedback on three of those changes: Read More

(May 2, 2016) – As part of Budget 2016-2017, the Province is continuing to help victims of domestic violence by renewing its investment in the domestic violence court in Sydney. The Domestic Violence Court Program was developed to stop the cycle of domestic abuse and make life better for victims and their families. Read More

The Baddeck Land Registry Office will permanently close on May 31, 2016. Staff availability may also mean that this office will temporarily close on some days between now and May 31, 2016. Read More

Eleven community groups from Halifax and Colchester counties are receiving over $250,000 in Prevention Innovation Grants. Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced the recipients on May 2, at the Northbrook Community Centre in Dartmouth, also highlighting other work done through the Sexual Violence Strategy over the last year. Read More

(May 3, 2016) – Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the recent homicides of four young men in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 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

(May 9, 2016) – A new fiscal year for Nova Scotia Legal Aid and a renewed focus on communication! Our new website has launched at www.nslegalaid.ca. Read More

(April 29, 2016) – Nova Scotia children will be better protected with the hiring of two new Crown attorneys to prosecute internet child exploitation cases.  "Internet child exploitation is on the rise and we are dedicating the necessary resources to combat this crime and protect our children," said Attorney General and Minister of Justice Diana Whalen. Read More

(May 5, 2016) – Proposed amendments to the Provincial Court Act introduced on May 3rd in the Nova Scotia Legislature would seriously erode judicial independence, an important point the government would have understood had it took the time to fully and meaningfully consult with all interested parties, says CBANS. Read More

This notice is to inform you that the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission has relocated. Previously at 7 Scarfe Court in Dartmouth, our office is now located at 1595 Bedford Highway, Unit 601, Bedford. Our new mailing address, as of May 1: 601-1595 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 3Y4 Read More

Statistics Canada conducts a census every five years. The current Census of Population is taking place throughout May 2016. Read More

Pre-consultations: Strengthening Canadian content creation, discovery and export in a digital world See the original message from the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage: Read More

I am a lawyer in Dartmouth and a client of mine, Trena West, who is the daughter and Power of Attorney of Frances Rose Chisholm, is looking to track down the will that was prepared for her mother in 2007. My client, Trena West, believes she is the executor of the will but she and her mother are uncertain which Nova Scotia firm drafted the will. Read More

I am seeking a will possibly prepared for Ms. DeGruchy of Dartmouth, who passed away on January 7, 2016.  If you have any information concerning the existence of a will for Ms. DeGruchy, please contact me at:  Sandra Barss 902 492 2879sandra@slblaw.ca  Read More
Careers

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 either a Family Law or Corporate Law practice.  Read More

Offering an exciting opportunity for an associate lawyer who is interested in building/continuing a successful and profitable practice in a small firm environment. Located in the rapidly expanding Larry Uteck/Bedford area, this position presents an associate, at any stage of their career, new growth opportunity.  Read More

Department: Nunavut Housing CorporationCommunity: Iqaluit Reference number: 12-502694Type of employment: Indeterminate Read More

I am soon-to-be graduate of the University of New Brunswick's Law program and am seeking Articles for the 2016-17 year in mainland Nova Scotia. I am available to start as needed. Interests: Corporate/Commerical Administrative/Regulatory Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Honours: Read More

Office space available in the St. Paul's Building. Several offices of different sizes coming available in the next 4 months. $650-$1800/month per office. Great light, huge windows, exposed brick. Shared reception area and conference room. Heat and electricity included. Address:  1684 Barrington Street, 5th floor Halifax, NS.   Read More

Profitable HRM turnkey law practice for sale. All business assets on the table: Read More

I am an experienced paralegal, knowledgeable in family law, criminal law, real estate law, and wills, with some experience in other fields.   I am looking to provide your firm with a reliable paralegal to prepare files and fill in the extra work you need. Available during the morning to attend an office due to special needs circumstances, and always available to work from home.   Read More

Position Description: Police Complaints Commissioner  Read More

Greetings, I am a hard working recent law graduate from the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law, and I am seeking an articling posiiton in NS to begin at any time. I am open to a voluntary position, or a split articling arrangement.  For more information contact me at dv694409@dal.ca    Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Serving on an Agency, Board or Commission (ABC) can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact in your community. Apply today to serve on the province's ABC's. Read More

Board of Directors opportunities with AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia. Read More

Sexual Health Nova Scotia (SHNS) is currently recruiting volunteers to sit on the Board of Directors as members-at-large. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 08:00
When corporations become insolvent, various environmental quagmires may present, particularly in the context of the expanding reach of the MOECC demonstrated through Northstar, Nortel and now Rocha. What are the potential environmental liabilities for directors and officers, receivers, monitors, lenders, as well as the company and its parents and affiliates? Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:00
Short topics in Immigration Speakers:  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 08:30
Gain clarity on the stealth coverage defence, a more comprehensive look at computer fraud and funds transfer fraud coverages, a practical look at coverage disputes and guidance on the duty of good faith and the duty to defend. This expert primer will ensure that you are fully versed on the latest issues impacting insurance coverage. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:30
Family First?Best practices in accommodating childcare and eldercare responsibilities in the workplace Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Moderators: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 19:00
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present Part 3 in a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant Perspectives. May 11, 2016 7pm RACISM: Immigrant Perspectives  Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 (All day)
It's one thing to understand the mechanics of a workplace investigation. It's another 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: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 13:00
This course is intended to deepen your understanding of the fundamentals of client care. You will be engaged in discussions about ethics, systems and process for client care, risk management, and strategies for follow-up, retention and client satisfaction.   By the end of this module you will be able to: Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 08:30
Take advantage of this opportunity to join judges, academics and your colleagues to discuss recent developments and important issues in child protection law. Gather expert insights to help you stay at the top of your field, and walk away with valuable strategies to implement in your practice. AGENDA Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:00
Grounded in the fundamentals of the functional areas of business, including marketing, human resources, and finance, this course is an overview intended to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the successful management of a law practice. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 09:00
This course is intended to strengthen your capacity for employee attraction and retention. You will be engaged in discussions about current HR theories, including the role of emotional intelligence in professional development, and the importance of teamwork.   By the end of this module you will be able to: Read More
Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 13:00
This course is intended to deepen your understanding of the skills, tools and tactics required to be strategic and successful in the sales and marketing of a law practice. You will be engaged in discussions about market research, social media and digital strategies. Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:00
Once in a while civil litigators have to step outside their comfort zone and assist their clients with criminal matters. When this happens, make sure you are well equipped to deal with the basics of the criminal justice system. Attend this program, and you will gain the fundamentals with which to assist your clients when they need your guidance the most. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:00
Gain a comprehensive overview of what you need to know as a real estate practitioner, about public and private roadways and rights of way in the Province of Ontario. Join the discussion with experts in this area, who will share with you both the points of law and developments you need to be aware of, plus the practical tools that they have developed through their years of experience. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00
CURRENT CASE UPDATE (SINCE THE 2015 APTC) Speaker: Edwin Harris, QC, McInnes Cooper See our website for details. www.cbans.ca May is Bring-A-Buddy month!  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00
Register: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 17:30
Annual Evening with the Labour Board Our annual traditional with a twist. In addition to hearing about the Board’s current caseload, attendees (on behalf of the Bar and Labour Board) will be invited to share their thoughts on their vision for the Labour Board. Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:30
Attend this half-day program to hear experts from both private practice and in-house discuss the most pressing issues facing them today. Our experienced panels will delve into a wide range of issues from intellectual property, term sheets and loan agreements, to D&O insurance, cross-border issues and tax issues for small businesses. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 17:30
In Fall 2015, the Financial Post reported on a $10 million commitment by the Catalyst Capital Group Inc. to fund programs that educate the legal community on restructuring, insolvency and credit markets. This would start with $2.5 million to support an insolvency law and corporate and financial restructuring program at Western Law. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00
May is Bring-A-Buddy month at CBA! See our website for more information. Real Property Law Section Meeting“Income Tax Considerations”  Speaker: Brad Olsen, Grant Thornton  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 02:00
No matter how comfortable you are with the rules of evidence, every trial - for better or for worse - is an opportunity to learn more. This media-rich seminar will strengthen your skills in applying the laws of evidence in a trial setting. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 14:00
This session will explore the use of life insurance as an estate planning tool and related tax and legal issues involving current legislative developments including the new rules for testamentary trusts and charitable donations at death, and the new tax regime for exempt life insurance policies. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00
Update on the NSBS Journey into Entity Regulation Speakers: Jill Perry, President of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society May is Bring-A-Buddy month! See our website for details. www.cbans.ca  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00
Seven year old Katelynn Sampson died in 2008 after being beaten for months by her legal guardians. The Inquest into her death revealed holes in the system meant to protect her. How can we avoid a similar tragedy in the future? Join us to explore the lessons learned and the jury’s recommendations for change involving child welfare agencies, schools, police and the Courts. SPEAKERS Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 12:00
For those previously registered for the original May 20 date, please contact Cynthia Nield at cnield@lians.ca only if you cannot attend on the new date — otherwise, you will be automatically rebooked and we will send along webinar instructions and/or in-person attendance details prior to the new session.   Register: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:00
The advances of the information age have transformed the ways in which client information must be safeguarded, leading to increased possibility of legal claims and losses. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 05:30
FAMILY LAW SECTION 18th ANNUAL BENCH AND BAR ROUND TABLE DINNER MEETING 18th Annual Bench and Bar Round Table Dinner Meeting with the Justices of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division and the Judges of the Family Court for the Province of Nova Scotia. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 08:30
Pension lawyers must be familiar with multiple aspects of the operation of pension plans, not just the legal principles. Your clients look to you for solutions when dealing with a wide array of pension related matters, including payroll reporting, actuarial valuations, investment strategies, and risk mitigation strategies such as the purchase of annuities. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:00
The Business of Succession Planning “ There is No Time Like the Present Speaker: Deborah Gillis, QC, Crowe Dillon Robinson May is Bring-A-Buddy month! See our website for details. www.cbans.ca Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 16:00
RSVP for the 6th annual Mentorship Program ‘Wine and Cheese’ event.   LIANS graciously welcomes The Honourable Justice C. LouAnn Chiasson as our keynote speaker. We are also pleased to host members of the CBA Nova Scotia Youth Lawyers Section.     Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:00
Under Pressure - The Municipal Lawyers' Guide to Navigating the Duty of Loyalty and Confidentiality Speaker: Jon Cuming, Taylor MacLellan Cochrane May is Bring-A-Buddy month! See our website for details. www.cbans.ca Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 13:00
This course is intended to deepen your understanding of the structure of the legal services market in Canada. You will be engaged in discussions about the key commercial and practical issues facing law firms, and the advantage and disadvantages of the principle business vehicles used by legal service providers.   By the end of this module you will be able to: Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:30
We are offering a workshop to help non-profits understand the legal positions of board members and their employees. The workshop addresses two important issues faced by non-profit organizations: Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 09:00
This course is intended to deepen your understanding of the financial management of a law practice. You will be engaged in discussions about topics such as the key factors affecting profitability, operation of trust accounts, concepts of time-keeping, liabilities and capital funding.   By the end of this module you will be able to:  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 09:00
Tying together all the content from the six modules of the Certificate in Law Practice Management program in an interactive, team-based group activity; this course (Module 7) is the final capstone course. Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)
Free training in WestlawNext Canada is offered at the Simon J. Khattar QC Memorial Barristers’ Library in Sydney, NS on May 30 & 31.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)
Pre-Conference Workshop Monday, May 30, 2016 Fulfilling the Duty to Accommodate: A step-by-step guide 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop Summary Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:00
If your practice touches on human rights law, this program is a must-attend event for you. Get up-to-date on the latest developments and take-away helpful strategies on handling current issues in human rights. 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
Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:00
To succeed as a music lawyer, you must not only understand the legal challenges musicians and similar professionals face, but you also need to have a firm grasp of how the music industry is evolving and how the law can adapt to fit creative clients’ needs. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:00
Insurance Coverage for Organizations Speaker: Sean Murray, W.C.L. Baud Insurance Insurance coverage for organizations, with a focus on insurance needs of organizations, including businesses, non-profits, commercial property developers, contractors and condominium associations. Topics will include: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:30
Most lawyers have experienced burnout at some point in their career. Learn how to identify the signs early on, develop an organized and proactive approach to managing your professional life and start to train for resilience in every aspect of your life. SPEAKERS Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 08:30
Ensure you are up-to-date with recent important developments in securities regulation. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 17:30
Is there or should there be a duty by franchisors to protect and enhance their franchise brand? In March 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave to appeal in the Quebec Dunkin’ Brands case leaving this as the last word on these franchisor duties. Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 15:00
The Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers' Association AGM will be held at the Carlton Bar and Grill on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm, followed by a speaker and social. The AGM will deal with the election of officers for the 16/17 year and an announcement of our Fall Conference. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 09:00
Whatever your practice area, you are likely to need to address corporate law issues. How are corporate reorganizations used in the context of family law, estate planning, and contractual disputes? What are representations and warranties and what do they mean for your clients? Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 09:00
Whatever your practice area, you are likely to need to address corporate law issues. How are corporate reorganizations used in the context of family law, estate planning, and contractual disputes? What are representations and warranties and what do they mean for your clients? Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:45
Today, it is more important than ever before that you know how to maximize the business of your law firm. Our expert speakers will provide guidance on setting benchmarks for the year, establishing standard budgets, determining billable time and rates, moving from traditional hourly rates to flat rates, and using accounting systems to help you with your financial targets. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:45
Today, it is more important than ever before that you know how to maximize the business of your law firm. Our expert speakers will provide guidance on setting benchmarks for the year, establishing standard budgets, determining billable time and rates, moving from traditional hourly rates to flat rates, and using accounting systems to help you with your financial targets. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:30
Free training in WestlawNext Canada is offered at the Kings County Barristers’ Library in Kentville, NS on June 6 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 17:30
Join us for an insightful program on the intersection of Animal, Municipal and Environmental law which will explore the conflict between development and the conservation of species at risk, and their habitat in Ontario. A range of speakers from both the public and private sectors will discuss: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (All day)
Free training in WestlawNext Canada is offered at the Barristers’ Library in Halifax, NS on June 7 & 8.  Please call Library & Information Services staff at 902 425 2665 or 1 866 219 1202 (toll-free) to book a one-hour session at a time that is convenient for you. You can bring members from your firm; please let us know at the time of booking. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 07:30
Although traditional, the use of joint sessions in mediation is far from a universal approach. Some mediators and lawyers feel strongly against bringing the parties into the same room, even for the purpose of laying the ground rules for the mediation. Others find the joint session, if used skillfully, to be a helpful tool in reaching consensus. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00
Personal Information and Personal Health Devices Speaker:  David Fraser, McInnes Cooper    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 13:00
In this user friendly online training session, you will Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 (All day)
Toronto, Ontario The Westin Harbour Castle Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm   Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 09:00
The Internet creates a host of challenges for businesses seeking to protect their intellectual property (“IP”), brand and reputation. Join us to explore key principles and recent developments in the law of IP in the context of the internet. Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 17:30
As the weather warms, young people start the search for summer jobs. Youth, inexperience, and lack of knowledge about workplace safety and employer obligations puts young workers at a much higher risk of injury than those in any other age group. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (All day)
Toronto, Ontario Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:00
Attracting, servicing, maintaining and growing your client base are key components for ensuring the success of your practice. Join us at this timely program to gain practical strategies to develop and maintain a network of colleagues for referrals. Grow your practice by learning how to inform clients of your firm’s specialization in other practice areas. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (All day)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm   Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 07:30
Research tells us that gender imbalance in the workplace is bad for business. Many law firms and corporate legal departments have implemented diversity programs to promote the advancement of women. Young women are encouraged to improve their skills in networking and self-promotion for advancement. Yet the number of women legal professionals in the top positions continues to stall. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 17:30
Mortgages are the lifeblood of real estate. In today’s low interest rate environment, more and more clients are chasing the yield offered by a high ratio mortgage. When the market stops rising, and the music stops, those clients will look to you for answers. The practice area is changing, with new cases restricting certain recoveries, and with new considerations if the market should turn. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 17:30
In Carter, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) found the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician-assisted dying to be unconstitutional, but suspended the declaration for a year to allow the Government to respond legislatively. That legislation was introduced on April 14, 2016, following the granting of a four-month extension by the SCC earlier this year. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 08:00
Limitation periods haunt lawyers and clients alike. A fundamental question that arises often is: “When is it too late to file a lawsuit?” It is crucial for you to understand how limitation periods work to ensure you are giving your client accurate and timely advice, and to know the steps you can take on their behalf to meet deadlines or mitigate the damage if they have been missed. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:00
It is difficult to escape the Uber debate in the media these days as Toronto and other municipalities grapple with how to regulate the popular app. This contentious issue is a prime example of regulators struggling to keep pace with the inescapable technological advances that have become a constant theme in society today. Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 (All day)
Moncton, New Brunswick Delta Beauséjour Friday, June 17, 2016, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm   Read More
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