INFORUM

September 18, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

Halifax lawyer John Bodurtha is Second Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Council year.  Read More

The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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, both in the criminal law and civil law fields. Read More

As a result of recent upgrades to the Society's database software, some members are experiencing difficulty accessing the Member Login area of the website. It is recommended at this time that members enter their username, then choose "forgot password" to reset. Read More

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, September 15, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website.    Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society hereby gives notice that Ian A. (Sandy) MacKay QC passed away on August 11, 2017. Any inquiries from clients of Mr. MacKay or members of the public concerning client files or matters should be directed to the Custodian appointed to this practice: 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: Erin Eileen Cain Jessica Danielle Chapman Sundeep Oad  Read More
Professional development
Access to Justice

September 13, 2017 – The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to release Access to Justice Fund 2017, a new report that highlights the impact that the Access to Justice Fund (ATJF) is having in Ontario and nationally. Read More

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

Maintaining client confidentiality in a world where your TV is listening with Phil Brown, LSUC Professional Development & Competence Counsel Alternative dispute resolution with Jim Musgrave QC, Peter MacKeigan QC, and Gus Richardson QC *NEW*  Read More

There is an adage that great companies treat their employees well before they even become employees.  How? By using an efficient recruitment process. Here are some tips on how to create the best process for you: Read More

A series of collaborative law emails purportedly from "Kin Atshushi” have recently been circulating – example here: 1st email From: KIN ATSHUSHIkinatushi @ gmail. comSent: August 30, 2017Subject: Attorney Read More

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
Courts

A robing ceremony is scheduled on September 22 for the Honourable Justice Cindy Murray of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court – Family Division.     Read More

New child protection booklets for parents are now available in French and English; Mi’kmaq version coming soon: www.courts.ns.ca/Child_Protection_Videos/CP_videos_Eng.htm  Read More

Thursday, September 7, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Michael MacDonald, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, has announced that pursuant to the Provincial Court Act, he will empanel a review committee to further investigate the complaints filed against Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan. Read More

This is to inform you that a Notice to the Profession (Proposed amendments to the Federal Courts Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection Rules – Pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I) was issued Septem Read More
Province

Ron MacDonald QC, head of the Serious Incident Response Team  (SiRT), is retiring next month after 26 years in the civil service. Mr. MacDonald, SiRT's first and only director, developed the independent investigations office from a concept to a highly effective civilian oversight body. Read More

Nova Scotia's first Accessibility Act has been proclaimed, part of government's commitment to a more inclusive province. Premier Stephen McNeil announced the proclamation today, Sept. 18, at the East Preston United Baptist Church. Read More

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY — Speech from the Throne to be broadcast live Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc will resume the first session of the 63rd general assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature Thursday, Sept. 21, by reading the speech from the throne. Read More

Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent. Read More

Commission on effective electoral representation of Acadian and African Nova Scotians — Commission hosting public meetings Acadians and African Nova Scotians are being asked for their insights, aspirations and recommendations on how they can be more effectively represented in our electoral system. Read More

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

  Halifax (September 13, 2017) – The Honourable Michel P. Samson, former member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Nova Scotia, has joined Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office as counsel. Read More

Looking for a missing will for the late Maureen M. Potter-Smith, late of Deep Brook NS and Bear River, NS, who died on August 11, 2017. If you have any information about the whereabouts of a Will for Maureen M. Potter-Smith, please contact: Read More

I am hoping to track down the lawyer that completed a will for my aunt. Her information is as follows: Rosalind Thibault 108 Victoria Street Digby, NS Tel: 902-245-5567 YOB: 1943 Spouse: Timothy Thibault (1932-2002) My contact information is: Read More
Careers

Legacy Law is a busy vibrant law practice with a new name and ownership in a well-established office in Bedford, Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves in providing professional, timely service to our clients in an open and congenial atmosphere.   Read More

Good day, I am a new graduate of a 2-year Legal Office Administration Program from the Center for Distance of Education. I graduated on the Presidential List with high honours. Read More

I am a recent law graduate currently seeking an articling student position within Atlantic Canada for the 2017-2018 articling term. I am driven, details-oriented and willing to work until the job is done and done right. Read More

All Applicants must apply online at www.flyjazz.ca/careers in order to be considered for this position. Description: Read More

Come for the career, stay for the lifestyle. Make the move to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission is currently searching for a Staff Solicitor (permanent) for a unique opportunity in a diverse northern community.  Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our 115 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. Read More

Req ID: 8009 Location: Provincial  Centennial Building - QEII Company: NSHA Department: 3002859 Legal Services Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1.0 position(s) Union Status: Non-Union/Non-Management Posting Closing Date: 22-Sep-17   Read More

Life is too short to stay at a job you don’t love. Highlander Law Group is seeking a lawyer interested in growing a practice primarily focused on Corporate and/or Estate Planning.  Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a permanent lawyer for its Northern Area Office [located in La Ronge] to practise in the areas of adult/youth criminal and family law. This position involves travel in small aircraft to northern communities. Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people. Read More

I am a graduate of Island Career Academy this year. I am from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I am looking for any positions available in the legal field. Please contact me at taylorchiasson16@gmail.com  Read More

Established in 1864, Blois, Nickerson & Bryson LLP is one of Halifax’s original full-service law firms. With new and modern offices located in the heart of the downtown core (and a satellite office on Sackville Drive) we are committed to delivering professional, effective and resolute representation and legal services to those we serve.    Read More

The Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission is proud to provide an innovative and collaborative legal aid system that responds to the needs of low income persons. Our services promote access to justice through the provision of quality legal assistance for criminal, family and some administrative law matters. Read More

Seeking lawyers to work in regions across Canada Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

After years of honing your own craft and rising through the ranks, you may be ready to push into new territory. And there is no better way to accomplish this than by influencing the care Nova Scotians receive from nurses. Read More

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) invites interested lawyers to submit an Expression of Interest to sit as a non-member representative on its Complaints Committee. The NSAA is the regulating body for the architectural profession whose purpose is to serve and protect the public interest in the practice of architecture in Nova Scotia. Read More

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

Hello, my name is Kashmala. I am a paralegal student at Eastern College expecting to graduate this spring. I am looking for a part-time volunteer position that will provide me with experience for my future career. I am organized, efficient, and a fast typer and editor. Read More

The Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming fall session of the Free Legal Clinic in Halifax.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:00
Trauma-Informed Legal Services for Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault NEW DATE: Friday, October 6, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Speakers: Representatives from Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Cost: Registration is free. There is no Conference Call for this event.   Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day)
Location: Online 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 the first two weeks to review the materials and the final week to complete the assessment. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:30
2017 PITBLADO LECTURES 140th Anniversary of the Law Society of Manitoba #140Down – Now What? The Future of Lawyering is Here Friday, November 3 Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, 20 Fort Street, Winnipeg Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:30
It's Time to #TalkJustice! Speakers: 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: Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day)
Join us Thursday, November 23, 2017 for LIANS' 9th annual Risk and Practice Management Program conference from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Delta Halifax. Sessions may be eligible to count towards your annual CPD. Registration now open $275+HST Sessions include:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:00
Medical Assistance in Dying: The Story of Law Reform in Canada Come and hear how medical assistance in dying became legal in Canada. Find out how we got here and where we are going. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 18:00
The Atlantic Film Festival's screening of “The Breadwinner” For a full description of the film, go to www.finfestival.ca/event/9595678898dc19ee65137713e508ccb7 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 05:30
Back to School – Hot Issues in Drafting Separation Agreements Speakers: TBC Register  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:00
Corporate Governance – Board Diversity Speaker: Claire E. Milton, Q.C., ICD.D., BoyneClarke LLP Why it is important for both compliance and board effectiveness. Includes discussion on Bill C-25 federally and securities commission requirements.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00
Updates from Employer Liaison Officer for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Speaker: Sean Morency, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Register  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30
The Dalhousie Law Hour Society provides a one-hour lecture each week geared at engaging our student body and the surrounding community with presentations from prominent legal, academic, and political minds of the day. This forum provides an excellent opportunity to connect the legal issues and ideas learned in law school with how the law actually works in everyday life. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 16:30
This year's lecture is "International Labour Law Now: Towards the Transnational Governance of Work." The speaker is Professor Kerry Rittich, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. More information  Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00
Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in CanadaAndré Picard Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 15:30
Each year JERILS, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hold the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) conference on Dalhousie campus for students and any interested member of the general public. The conference attempts to create a forum to dicuss the foundations of IHL, and the necessity and application of laws which limit both the methods and means of armed conflict. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 2, 2017 (All day)
The energy of Canadians to respond to the global refugee crisis is increasing and interest in private refugee sponsorship has been growing across Canada. We at the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) train and support lawyers who then provide support to Canadians in private sponsorship applications.    Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00
Supporting Trans and Gender-Variant Clients and Colleagues Speaker: Gabriel Enxuga, the Youth Project Register  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:00
​Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law Dean Camille Cameron is moderating this free public discussion panel on the legalization of marijuana in Canada. The panelists' presentations will be followed by a Q&A. The panelists are: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00
The Decision in Google Inc. v‎ Equustek Solutions Inc., et al. Protection of Intellectual Property Online and  Injunctions with Extraterritorial Effect Speakers:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00
Where There’s No Will, There’s Still a Way: Lost and Missing Wills Speaker: Tanya L. Butler, Cox & Palmer Register  Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00
Decolonizing Feminism: From Reproductive Abuse to Reproductive JusticeKaren Stote Women and Gender Studies, Wilfred Laurier University (Cosponsored with the Dalhousie Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy) A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 19:00
On Friday, October 13, 2017, local amateur musicians will take up their instruments to battle for the title of "Halifax's Best" at Rock for Dimes Halifax, a battle of the bands fundraiser. This is the 12th year for the fundraiser. Over $303,000 has been raised to date in Halifax at this annual event and our goal for 2017 is to raise over $30,000. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017 (All day)
Program is intended as a comprehensive review of important and developming issues for local government lawyers, both in-house counsel and those in private practice. There is a full-day Canadian muniicpal law and 100 minutes of ethics. Other portions of the progam that is open to all in attendance will also offer 120 minutes of ethics. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00
How to…Conduct a Client Interview Speakers: Sean MacDonald, Breton Law; Candee McCarthy, Candee McCarthy Law; Margaret (Peg) MacInnis, Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary This meeting will also include updates on volunteer opportunities at the pro bono legal clinics in Halifax and Sydney. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:30
The Dalhousie Law Hour Society provides a one hour lecture each week geared at engaging our student body and the surrounding community with presentations from prominent legal, academic, and political minds of the day. This forum provides an excellent opportunity to connect the legal issues and ideas learned in law school with how the law actually works in everyday life. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00
On October 23rd, RELANS is presenting our Annual Real Estate Law Conference. RELANS 2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA 10:00-10:30 Registration & Refreshments sponsored by STEWART TITLE 10:30-11:30 REAL ESTATE SHORT SNAPPERS Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00
Duty to Consult Following the Clyde River and Chippewas Decisions Speaker: Diane Rowe, Senior Solicitor, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:30
The Dalhousie Law Hour Society provides a one hour lecture each week geared at engaging our student body and the surrounding community with presentations from prominent legal, academic, and political minds of the day. This forum provides an excellent opportunity to connect the legal issues and ideas learned in law school with how the law actually works in everyday life. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:00
Panacea to Panopticon: Prescription Drug Monitoring in the Opioid CrisesLeo Beletsky School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00
Addressing Chronic Illness in Prison: Law, Policy and RealityAdelina Iftene Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:00
A Matter of Survival: Health Rights from the Bottom UpPascale Allotey United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (Seminar cosponsored with the McBain Chair in Health Law and Policy) A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. ​ Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00
Fostering an Effective Relationship with the Medical ExpertAmy Ornstein Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00
The Challenge of Migration and Health Care Solidarity in Liberal DemocraciesY.Y. Brandon Chen Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. ​ Read More
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