INFORUM

September 26, 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 Society is pleased to announce that Gail Rudderham Chernin QC of Sydney is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, which was presented October 28 at the annual Recognition Reception. Read More

Results from the 2016 Annual Lawyer Reports have been tabulated, and the new Statistical Snapshot is now online. For easy reference anytime, it’s located under About us on the homepage at nsbs.org. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: NowNS: Law firms working toward diversity goals Chronicle Herald | September 12, 2016 Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, September 23, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website. Follow the link above to find out more about the following and other items: Read More
Regulation

Several proposed new Professional Standards were introduced to Council at the September 23 meeting. Consultations are taking place with the membership on the following:  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: Ms. Courtney Michelle Barbour Ms. Anne Inez Gray Ms. Jennifer L. Morin The following members have resigned:   Read More
Professional development

The Society is pleased to introduce desktop access to the  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

Free training in WestlawNext Canada is available at these Barristers’ Libraries on the following dates: 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

LIANS receives regular reports of fake and altered cheques sent to practices all over Nova Scotia in scams designed to debit a lawyer’s trust account. Read More

LIANS cannot reinforce enough the importance of documenting your files, and this includes ensuring you have more than one copy of those documents! What are the key considerations for creating a successful backup system? Read More

The burden of mental illness and addiction is 1.5 times that of all cancers, and more than seven times the cost of all infectious diseases. No matter what our age, cultural background or income bracket, at least one in five of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime. If mental illness is so prevalent, then why do so many people suffer in silence? It’s time to start talking. Read More
Courts

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

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

The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel. 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 last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:    Read More

A letter to the profession from the Honourable Diana Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General September 23, 2016 Read More

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More

Judith McPhee is Nova Scotia's newest police complaints commissioner. Her appointment was announced September 14 by Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen. Read More
Other news

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

Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950 by W. Wesley Pue (UBC Press, 2016) Hardcover, 516 pages, $75.00  Read More

The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and Food Lawyers of Canada are bringing together national and international leaders from the field of food law and policy at a two-day conference in Halifax to explore law’s changing role in Canadian food systems.    Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Wayne Reginald Marryatt, Halifax – September 15, 2016 Obituary  Read More
Careers

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

Employees of the IWK Health Centre and members of the public are eligible to apply for this position Executive Assistant/Board CoordinatorRegular Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Read More

Administrative Coordinator University Legal Counsel Office Read More

Newton and Associates is a fast-growing, dynamic law firm searching for an experienced legal assistant to provide support in all areas of law. Experience in family, criminal and some real estate law considered an asset. Requirements: Read More

Seeking an ARTICLING CLERK position within Atlantic Canada. I have recently graduated with my Juris Doctor (JD) and a Masters of Laws (LLM) specializing Alternative Dispute Resolution. I have previously obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island. Read More

We are currently looking for a bright, enthusiastic and client-focused individual to join our Halifax office. The right candidate thrives in a busy and dynamic role and enjoys handling a variety of tasks. While the position has a strong focus on reception relief, it also includes responsibility for day to day functions that keep our office running smoothly. Read More

Our busy Halifax law firm is seeking a LEGAL ANALYST. Core Duties and Responsibilities: Read More

Paralegal Halifax, Nova Scotia Eastlink  Read More

Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our HRM Family Office. Ideal abilities and skills: Read More

Cantini Law Group is seeking a person for the position of Litigation Lawyer. The position is located in Moncton. The successful candidate has experience in Civil Litigation and will be provided a personal injury practice with a fully established client base. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono
Upcoming Events
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: 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: 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 - 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: 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
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: 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, 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: 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)
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: 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: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:30
Why should a lawyer learn to think like a CEO? Attend this program to: 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: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 13:00
In this user-friendly webinar session, you will: 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: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 18:30
All are invited to the launch of Burnley Rocky” Jones: Revolutionary, An Autobiography, by Burnley “Rocky” Jones and James Walker.   Featuring special guests: El Jones David Woods Denis Dorrington Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 6:30-9:30pm Community Y, 2269 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS 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: 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: 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: 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: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 13:00
Program Description: Have all your pressing questions answered about advocacy before appellate courts. Gain key insights on how to make your written and oral appellate submissions effective, compelling and persuasive. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30
Damages and Dignity: Trendsetting remedial awards in human rights cases Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Moderators Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day)
The Indigenous Bar Association  will be hosting its 28th annual fall conference at the River Rock Casino and Resort and Musqueam Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC on October 13th to 15th, 2016.   Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 09:00
Use your unique skills to help the non-profits and charities that make Ontario a better place to live, work and play! Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:00
Lawyers in sophisticated practices face a difficult challenge when they write: organizing complicated material so it is as easy as possible for readers to understand and remember. To meet that challenge, it’s not enough to think clearly and master the usual writing tips. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 14, 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: Friday, October 14, 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, October 14, 2016 - 08:45
SAVE THE DATE! LEAF Halifax's Annual Persons Day Breakfast on October 14 will honour and feature Nasha Nihjawan and Kelly McMillan. Tickets, tables and sponsorships will be available soon!   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: Saturday, October 15, 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, October 15, 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, October 17, 2016 (All day)
The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society licenses WestlawNext Canada, a comprehensive online legal research product, for lawyers’ use in Barristers’ Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney.  Free training is offered at the Simon J. Khattar QC Memorial Barristers' Library on October 17 & 18, 2016. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 08:30
Is your first civil appeal approaching and you don't know what to do? Gain the tools and strategies you need to ensure you get the best result possible for your clients. At this half-day program, prominent litigators will share their time-tested strategies and practical advice on topics ranging from choosing when and where to appeal, to drafting the factum and arguing the appeal. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day)
Employers, unions, and disabled employees themselves must all cooperate in the accommodation process. However, differing perceptions of safety risks posed by various accommodations can become obstacles to cooperation in the accommodation process. In this workshop experts will explain what leading arbitrators say about balancing accommodation and workplace safety. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day)
The process of returning injured workers to the job can pose challenges for all workplace parties, especially in cases that involve complex interactions between physical and psychological impairments. Participants in the workshop will learn from the experience of experts who have confronted the problem and have succeeded in creating a widely-praised program to return workers to the job. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day)
Program Agenda:   9:00 am - 10:00 am - Challenging Credibility of the Sympathetic Witness 10:00 am - 10:50 am - Challenging Credibility of the Expert Witness 11:00 am - 12:00pm - Addressing Credibility in Closing Arguments Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day)
Please click on conference website link for more details: http://lancasterhouse.com/conferences/show/id/60 Conference Day - Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00
Real Property Law Section Meeting“Tax Sales”  Speaker: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 (All day)
Please visit the conference website for more details: http://lancasterhouse.com/conferences/show/id/61 Conference Day - Thursday, October 20, 2016 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00
What are key ethical issues facing corporate lawyers today? Join your colleagues to delve into the most current professionalism topics, from conflicts in the transactional setting, to the regulation of alternative business structures, to civility in the courtroom and beyond. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00
  Morning or Afternoon session (includes lunch and breaks): $150+HST   Full day early-bird rate: $200+HST Full day rate after October 7th: $250+HST   Morning  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: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00
Get up to date on everything you want and need to know about financial products, including their tax ramifications, how to use them as planning tools, and what the products can mean to your litigation and ability to settle. Registration  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 17:30
The law in the area of workplace safety and insurance continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Both the courts and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal have addressed a number of important and complex legal issues this past year. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day)
The Advocates' Society, in conjunction with the Young Advocates' Standing Commitee, is pleased to present Ontario's premier CLE and networking conference for lawyers one to ten years in practice. Join us for a great retreat that only happens every other year. Gain practical advice from senior members of the bar and bench on how to excel as an advocate. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:30
Ensure you have the expertise to advise your clients on how to effectively advertise and market their business without getting tripped up by legislative and regulatory hurdles. Get up-to-date on the ever-evolving field of advertising and marketing law, as you gather critical insights and key strategies from our exceptional faculty of regulators, in-house counsel and private practitioners. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00
Family Trust Administration Speaker: Greg Leslie, CPA, CA, Partner, Collins Barrow Nova Scotia Inc. Register  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:30
Disciplinary Investigations: Revisiting the rules in a post-Ghomeshi era Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Moderators Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 (All day)
The Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers' Association is holding its 2016 Fall Conference, Defending Sexual Offences, on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (lunch included) at the Delta Halifax, 1900 Barrington Street, Halifax. Presentations will include: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 (All day)
The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and Food Lawyers of Canada are bringing together national and international leaders from the field of food law and policy at a two-day conference in Halifax to explore law’s changing role in Canadian food systems. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 (All day)
For program information and registration, please go to the Canadian Tax Foundation's event page.  Read More
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