INFORUM

September 12, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

The ​Legal Services Regulation Update is an electronic newsletter with information and progress reports on the Society’s transforming regulation initiative. Featured contents include innovation profiles, news and web resources, Council and operational updates and more. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society will host its 2016 Recognition Reception on Friday, October 28. The event is an annual opportunity to honour lawyers and law students for their contributions that demonstrate the profession’s commitment to excellence and public service. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Suspended Halifax lawyer says he's 'verging on rage' about disciplinary process CBC News | September 07, 2016 by Blair Rhodes Read More
Regulation

The Summer 2016 edition of E-BRIEFING is now available on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada website, under the “Resources” tab: flsc.ca/resources/ . Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Complaints Investigation Committee of the NOVA SCOTIA BARRISTERS’ SOCIETY gives notice that the practising certificate of Lyle Howe of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been suspended pursuant to Section 37(1) of the Legal Profession Act, effective September 1, 2016 until further notice. Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former member received a judicial appointment on September 1, 2016: Read More
Professional development

The Society is pleased to introduce desktop access to the  Read More

CONTRACTS INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS / MacDougall, Bruce -- 3d ed. -- Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2016. [KB 130 M137 2016] -------------------------------------------------------------------- CRIMINAL CODE 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
Access to Justice

Dear colleagues, Each year, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) hosts a number of multi-disciplinary conferences which are open to everyone interested in the justice system, including its flagship Annual Conference. Read More
Tips from LIANS

The 8th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax. Read More

In this technology-driven world, data is everywhere: smartphones, computers, even your office photocopier – yes, they now come equipped with memory! With all the data available, are you capturing what will help make your law firm more efficient and profitable? Here are five reports you should be running and why: Read More

An email purportedly from "TD Business Relationship Management” featuring a virus-laden PDF attachment has recently been circulating – example here: Dear Client, Read More

Adolescents have to navigate an emotionally and physically turbulent period of transition. As a parent (and a former adolescent yourself) you will understand the need to be sensitive to this process. It is one that will call for some change or readjustment in your relationship to each other. Read More
Courts

On September 1, Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced the appointment of Alain J. Bégin of Truro as the newest judge of the Provincial and Family Courts. Read More

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Are you a lawyer or law student in the Halifax area looking to give back to the community and help improve access to justice? The Free Legal Clinic wants you! Volunteers are needed for the upcoming fall/winter session at the Halifax Law Courts. The Free Legal Clinic is open on Thursday mornings only, on the following dates: Read More

(August 24) – The Court of Appeal has updated its list of Supreme Court of Canada cases you can refer to without including them in your Book of Authorities. Visit the Courts of Nova Scotia website to read more >>   Read More

As part of the revision of the Civil Procedure Rules, the Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) asked the judges to consider the preparation of a French version of the rules. The Supreme Court agreed, and they asked the Department of Justice of Nova Scotia to assume the funding of the translation. The Department agreed and the two levels of government (f Read More

RE: Valuation of real property Date: August 15, 2016 Some time ago, it was agreed among the Registrars of Probate that the valuation used for the real property in estates should be the Nova Scotia property assessed value, as prepared by the Property Valuation Services Corporation. Read More
Province

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Cindy A. Bourgeois, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: Read More

The nomination deadline for the Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention has been extended until Friday, September 30. The awards recognize individuals or groups dedicated to preventing crime and making communities safer. 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 August 15 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

August 26, 2016 – Len Hoyt QC, Chair of the Board of Directors at McInnes Cooper, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Wright as the firm’s new Managing Partner and CEO, for a three-year term commencing September 1, 2016.  Read More

Visit the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service website to read its Community Law Currents newsletter. The newest edition, Vol. 17, Issue 3 Summer 2016, is available now, along with archived issues. Read More

CorbinPartners Inc. – September 7, 2016  Read More

Cory Roberts has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth. "Mr. Roberts' articling background with the Public Prosecution Service and his prosecutorial experience make him a solid addition to our team of Crown attorneys," Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, said in his September 1 announcement.  Read More

You are being invited to participate in a research study conducted by Professor Jacob Shelley, and law students, Gabriella Levkov and Michelle Noonan at the Faculty of Law, Western University.  Read More
Careers

Crown Attorney LF1-3 Legal Counsel 1-3 Regular/full-time Manitoba Justice Criminal Law, Manitoba Prosecution Service Thompson MB Read More

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. Responsibilities Read More

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. Read More

We have an immediate opening for a Resource Assistant at our Truro location. Read More

I am a 2016 graduate from the Schulich School of Law seeking an articling position anywhere in Atlantic Canada. I have a strong resume and great references. I work hard and am easy to get along with. I will happily forward any documentation requested for you to review in considering taking me on as an articling student. Read More

Our busy Halifax law firm is seeking a full time dedicated, enthusiastic and organized Litigation Paralegal.  Core Duties and Responsibilities: Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Recruitment of Legal Members for the Nova Scotia Health Research Ethics Board Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00
Recent changes to Ontario’s lobbying rules and federal income tax rules have changed registration and reporting requirements for charities, and also created limitations on political activities. As a result, your charitable clients will soon be turning to you to ensure they know their obligations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day)
Some of the most prevalent disabilities in Canada, including mental illness, cancer, HIV, and arthritis, can be characterized as episodic disabilities, which are defined as disabilities involving periods of good health alternating with periods of illness or disability. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day)
Please see the attached conference website for full details: http://lancasterhouse.com/conferences/show/id/68 Day One - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Read More
Event Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00
Join us on October 8, 2016 at 12 noon for our annual best ball golf tournament. Held at the championship course Glen Arbour in Hammonds Plains, this tournament will include: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm   Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 09:00
Live Webcast Available Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program.   Cost for this program is $650 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course.   Dates for next LRA course: September 21-28, 2016    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 13:00
In this user-friendly webinar session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 08:30
Continuing disabilities present complex issues for you and your clients and claims can be very tricky to settle. Help your clients control costs and minimize prolonged litigation by ensuring you are up to date on the latest legal developments and trends effecting disability claims. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 09:00
Get the practical insights you need to navigate the tricky issues arising in your daily practice with confidence. From recent need-to-know developments to fundamental skills, gain expert perspectives and strategic advice from our top notch faculty. Registration  Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:00
Live Webcast Available Early Bird Ends August 19 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:30
Why should a lawyer learn to think like a CEO? Attend this program to: Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 13:00
Live Webcast Available Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 08:30
Leading constitutional scholars and practitioners will bring you up-to-date on essential developments in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”)jurisprudence. Learn about recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, upcoming cases and developing trends in Charter law. Do not miss our keynote fireside chat on dissent at the Supreme Court of Canada and what it  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00
Join us to explore the issues estate lawyers should be considering when advising clients in both estate planning and estate administration where frozen human reproductive material is involved. Get up-to-speed on what you need to know, including: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 08:30
Join your peers for an in-depth examination of instruments which can impact real property conveyances. Hear from our expert faculty, who will provide an overview and delve into nuances of construction liens, condo liens, tax liens, executions, super priorities and parcel register impediments. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:30
Join us to explore the who, what, where, when, and why (but not how) of estate planning. Gather expert insights from our esteemed faculty on critical factors in assessing the usefulness of various estate planning tools and opportunities to achieve your clients’ goals. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:00
Why and How to Draft a Shareholder Agreement – Fundamentals of Corporate Law Speaker:  Pamela (Clarke) Branton, Burchell MacDougall Register      Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00
Now that summer has come to a close, find out what you may have missed while you were away on your summer vacation and hit the ground running this September. Our expert panel will bring you up to speed on the latest tax caselaw developments. http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TAX0915T  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00
Update on NSOI Programs  Speakers: Representatives from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration  NOTE: Questions to be submitted to NSOI in advance. Please send questions to Section Chair, David Nurse, david@windwardimmigration.com, by September 12th. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 08:30
Why fear your upcoming hearing, arbitration or court appearance, when you can get practical experience with guidance from expert advocates and decision makers in a safe, educational environment? Get essential updates and practical strategies for advocating before Labour Boards, Human Rights Tribunals, Arbitrators and the courts in Session 1. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:00
Supreme Court of Canada Appointments and Atlantic Canada: Background and Constitutional Implications Speaker: Ian McIsaac, Barrister & Solicitor Register  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00
Real Property Law Section Meeting “Easements”  Speaker: David Melnick, Melnick Doll Condran http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_rp_0916  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 16:30
Join us for our first program of the year as we review and discuss some of the most critical jurisprudence recently issued by Canada’s top courts in relation to immigration, citizenship and refugee law. These decisions impact all immigration categories and are crucial to every immigration practitioner. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 16:30
Women's Forum Section Social Register & enjoy the Atlantic Film Festival's screening of “The Millennial Dream”. Followed by a relaxed discussion over drinks and/or dinner for those who wish to join (at your own cost). Deadline to register is Monday, September 19, 2016. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 08:00
When debt troubles enter the picture, it can add a whole other layer of complexity to working with clients - particularly when marital separation is involved. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:00
When debt troubles enter the picture, it can add a whole other layer of complexity to working with clients - particularly when marital separation is involved.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00
The evolution of the internet continues to provide challenges for intellectual property (IP) regimes, IP rights holders, and service providers. In fact, the rapid growth and emergence of cloud and streaming services in particular has created unique issues for both IP rights holders and service providers. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:30
Ongoing Process Changes Speaker: The Hon. Associate Chief Justice Lawrence I. O'Neil, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division Register  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:30
With the growing trend of globalization and continuous advancements in technology, more and more businesses are looking to increase their market footprint and conduct their business on a global scale. With this, lawyers need to ensure they are up to date on the ins and outs of international transactions. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:30
All construction law practitioners are aware of the trust regime under the Ontario Construction Lien Act, however few have considered its full strategic implications. While the trust regime affords a powerful additional layer of protection for construction industry participants, it also has pitfalls for the unwary. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:30
Hungry for know-how to get you up to speed? It doesn’t matter whether you are on the offence or defence, Insurance Law is a niche area of practice requiring specialized knowledge and skill. Take the ‘curve’ out of your learning with our highly qualified and experienced panelists ready to assist in the evolution of your skill set. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:30
The Top 10 Wrongful Dismissal Cases: Recent ground-breaking decisions Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Moderator Colin Johnston, Arbitrator/Mediator  Issues Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day)
Each year, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) hosts a number of multi-disciplinary conferences which are open to everyone interested in the justice system, including its flagship Annual Conference. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 08:30
Hear from experienced litigators from both the generic and brand sides as well as in-house counsel and the Bench on best practices for litigating under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 09:00
Join your colleagues for this follow-up to our vastly popular past program, Easements for Real Estate and Municipal Lawyers. Take your knowledge to the next level as our expert faculty delves into the finer points and issues. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00
Three Year Review of the Personal Health Information Act, a retrospective and a look forward Speaker: Suzanne Kennedy, LLM  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 17:45
In Canada, people can be charged and prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV-positive status to their sexual partner before engaging in sex. Ontario continues to lead Canadian provinces in charges against people living with HIV, even when there is little to no risk of transmission. People are usually charged with aggravated sexual assault. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 08:30
Construction arbitrations and mediations can be complex, daunting and rewarding, all at the same time. Timelines can be quite tight, multiple expert opinions are required on very technical issues and the amounts at issue are substantial. Productions can also number into the hundreds of thousands or more. All of these factors contribute to a costly and challenging process. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 09:30
Making the tough call: writing-up workplace decisions (4 hr CLE workshop) “Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done.” This workshop assists executive directors, directors and managers to make and communicate fair and just decisions when wrongs must be made right in a workplace. This interactive half-day workshop will explore: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00
Planning Sessions and Topics of Interest This meeting will focus on planning sessions and topics of interest for our section members for the upcoming year.  Meeting Chair: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00
Business Immigration Speaker: Sarah McInnes, McInnes Cooper Register  Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 (All day)
APTLA’s November conference morning will be spent canvassing the many important aspects of Wrongful Death claims and litigation. From the background of Wrongful Death claims to specific areas and questions posed live to experts, APTLA’s faculty will cover the berries of this common practice area. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (All day)
Creating Evaluations and Contracts for Governmental Non-Profit Service Providers This workshop helps provincial government departments develop in collaboration with their non-profit service providers: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (All day)
Creating Evaluations and Contracts for Governmental Non-Profit Service Providers This workshop helps provincial government departments develop in collaboration with their non-profit service providers: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 02:00
Of all the elements you have to work with, none is more precious than time. Designed to address lawyers’ unique organizational and time challenges, and ethical obligations to be competent, prompt and diligent, this solution-oriented program offers practical strategies for better managing time, projects, paper, and people (including yourself). Read More
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