INFORUM

July 24, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, July 21, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website. The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Society’s offices at 9:00 am.   Read More
Professional Responsibility

A Hearing Panel released its written decision on Monday, July 17 in the matter between the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and Halifax lawyer Lyle Howe. Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former members received judicial appointments on July 18, 2017: Read More
Access to Justice

The Courts of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Department of Justice, Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Schulich School of Law are working together on a new approach to public engagement. It’s called #TalkJustice. Read More
Tips from LIANS

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP). Read More

Be advised that numerous Nova Scotia lawyers and/or their staff have received versions of the following email featuring potentially virus-laden links. These emails appear to be from two popular email software services, but could appear to originate from any email service. One version of the message is as follows: Dear: [lawyer’s email address] Read More

LIANS and Society staff recently attended a workshop that discussed challenges faced by the transgender community and how to be respectful when dealing with transgender clients, colleagues and coworkers. The discussion included specific situations in which the transgender community interacts with the legal profession. Read More
Courts

The Chief Justices of Nova Scotia are pleased to welcome three new judges to the Bench: Read More

Starting Tuesday, July 25, there is a new Prothonotary serving the Halifax location of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Read more on the Courts of Nova Scotia website: www.courts.ns.ca/Bar_Information/documents/New_Hfx_Prothonotary.pdf  Read More

Are you eligible to apply or have you applied for a judicial appointment in Nova Scotia? If so, an introductory Nova Scotia Judicial Mentorship Initiative offers you the opportunity to participate in a mentorship arrangement that is supported by the Honourable Chief Justice Michael MacDonald. Read More
Province

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

The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose. Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey released the province's first Opioid Use and Overdose Framework on July 19. It focuses on five key areas: understanding the issue, prevention, harm reduction, treatment and prescribing practices, and criminal justice and law enforcement. Read More

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
Other news

Raymond Adlington of Halifax has been elected national Vice-president of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Read More

The following update and photo were provided by Ceilidh Law. Barb MacLellan of Ceilidh Law said she has returned to her roots – not just her Cape Breton ones, being born and raised in Inverness, but her legal roots where Colin Campbell of former Lower Sackville law office, Miller Campbell Pate gave her a start in law as an articling clerk in 1992. Read More

I am seeking a Last Will and Testament of Wayne Alexander Rose, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Mr. Rose passed away at Lunenburg on June 21, 2017. Read More

The family of Esther Madeline Stewart is seeking to locate her Last Will and Testament. Ms. Stewart was born on November 8, 1920, and passed away on May 16, 2017. She had a Will prepared in 2012, in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. Ms. Stewart formerly resided at 4904 Highway 201, RR #4, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, and passed away at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Read More

We are trying to locate estate planning documents (Power of Attorney, Personal Directive or Will) for Troy Andrew Robertson currently of Selma, Nova Scotia and formerly of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Read More
Careers

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is offering an opportunity to work with counsel who appear before the Board in a unique paid internship position. This opportunity is available to persons from historically disadvantaged groups. This will be of interest to anyone considering: Read More

Being one of Halifax’s oldest and most respected law firms, we are currently seeking an outstanding individual for a full time position as a legal assistant/office manager.  Applicant must have previous experience working in a law firm, preferably in the areas of family law and estate law.  The ideal candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, and Excel.  Experie Read More

I just graduated from the paralegal/legal assistant program at Island Career Academy in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Currently looking for a full-time job in the surrounding areas. Please contact my email if interested. Thank you. taylorchiasson16@gmail.com  Read More

Newton and Associates is a growing law firm in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia seeking a full-time legal assistant. Applicants must have experience working in a law firm and have an ability to multitask and establish priorities. The successful candidate should have knowledge of computer software programs such as PCLaw, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and WordPerfect. Read More

Taylor MacLellan Cochrane proudly traces its roots in the Annapolis Valley back to 1835 when the founding Partners opened the very first law office in the Kings County Shire Town of Kentville. Read More

Since 1999, Community Justice Society has been administering the Restorative Justice Program for the Department of Justice. The Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program works with youth (12-17 years old) and Adults (18 & over) providing an alternative avenue to the court system and to repair the harm caused by their actions. Read More

Success College in Sackville, NS is urgently seeking someone with legal or paralegal experience to teach a 60-hour course called "Introduction to Canadian Healthcare & Business Law" in the Medical-Dental Office Administrator program. Read More

Canada’s second largest airline, Jazz Aviation LP serves over 80 destinations in Canada and the United States with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. We operate over 800 flights a day and carry over 9 million passengers each year. Read More

Casey Rodgers Chisholm Penny Duggan LLP is seeking a permanent, full-time legal assistant to join our family law group. The ideal candidate will have a paralegal diploma or equivalent and a minimum two years experience in family law.   Must have the following qualifications:     Read More

Blois, Nickerson & Bryson LLP is expanding and seeking to hire an additional associate lawyer.    Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Are you a lawyer or law student in Nova Scotia and seeking to improve access to justice for disenfranchised communities? If so, consider registering for some of reachAbility’s pro bono opportunities! We know that calling any member of the legal profession busy is an understatement, so all our programs ask for a maximum of a single hour annually. Read More

My name is Robyn Preston and I'm currently enrolled in the Paralegal program at Eastern College in Halifax. I am looking to get some hands on experience volunteering at a firm while I'm studying. I am a very hard worker, have a great personality and would make a great addition to any team.  Resume upon request. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:30
The Halifax Refugee Clinic, in partnership with McInnes Cooper, is organizing a lunchtime training/information session on representing refugee claimants whose refugee claims are based on their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Read More
Event Date: Monday, August 7, 2017 - 09:00
Curiosity, Balance and the "Money Gene"Skills Training for Collaborative Lawyers August 7-8, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 07:45
As Canada's premier employee benefits conference, the Annual Conference will provide you with the information and solutions needed to make the most informed decisions on behalf of your plan members and their families. Secure insights into updated legislative developments, the latest cost-saving ideas, and creative approaches to new challenges.  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00
Weldon McInnis is proud to sponsor The Links for Legal Aid Golf Tournament Saturday, September 30 with a 12pm shotgun start. Join us at the beautiful Glen Arbour Golf Club for afun-filled day of golf, contests, prizes and more!  Enter in one of two ways: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (All day)
Back by popular demand at the Prince George Hotel in Halifax, this conference for women advocates is aimed at maximizing your power as a confident litigator. Read More
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