INFORUM

October 02, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

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

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

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former member – and former NSBS Council Member for Cape Breton District – received a judicial appointment on September 19, 2017: The Honourable Diane McGrath is now a Judge of the Provincial and Family Courts of Nova Scotia. Read More
Professional development

COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION A PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION / Huberman, Marvin — Toronto: Irwin Law, 2017. [KB 125 .A7 H877 2017] MENTAL HEALTH LAW 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

The possibility of being confronted by an angry person – a coworker, colleague or client - during your career is quite high. Here are some tips on how to de-escalate the situation and help calm that person as quickly as possible: Read More

A number of construction equipment emails have recently been circulating – example here:   From: IDRECO B.V. [mailto:wim.snippe56@gmail.com] Sent: September-23-17 06:24 PM Subject: legal service Dear Lawyer, 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

The Honourable Chief Judge Pamela Williams is pleased to welcome senior Crown prosecutor Diane McGrath QC as the newest judge of the Provincial and Family Courts of Nova Scotia. Read More

This edition includes: -       An update on staffing changes at the Prothonotary’s Office; -       Court dockets for October, November and December; -       A reminder about document filing protocols for estate and estate-related matters in Probate and Supreme Courts; and -       Reminders about Liaison Committees and the Free Legal Clinic at the Law Courts.    Read More

September 25, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada   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
Province

Nova Scotia has introduced a new act that will recognize the autonomy and independence of adults who have diminished capacity while protecting those who cannot make certain decisions for themselves. Read More

Government is updating the Solemnization of Marriage Act to make it more inclusive, to align with federal legislation and to provide enhanced security to those who are marrying. Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan introduced amendments to the Act on Monday, Oct. 2. The proposed changes include: Read More

See the original September 25, 2017 news release from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission   Read More

See the original September 27, 2017 announcement from the provincial Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs and the Department of Natural Resources Read More

Bernie Miller QC has been appointed Deputy Minister of the Office of Strategy Management, effective October 1. Read More

Nova Scotians who are visually impaired or those with other print disabilities will now have additional access to books and materials in a variety of alternative formats. Read More

The importance of the treaty relationship with the Mi'kmaq and the achievements and leadership of elders and youth were celebrated on Treaty Day, Oct. 2. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Accessibility Act, S.N.S. 2017, c. 2, s. 73 NS Gaz Pt 2, 09/29/2017 NS Reg 137/2017 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

The Law Reform Commission has released a Final Report recommending changes to Nova Scotia’s family property legislation. It is now available online at lawreform.ns.ca: Read More

The East Coast Prison Justice Society will hold its inaugural Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 26 in Halifax. 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
Careers

Employer: NOVA SCOTIA BARRISTERS’ SOCIETY Position type: Permanent, Full-time Job location: Halifax, NS  Read More

Blois, Nickerson & Bryson LLP is expanding and seeking to hire two (2) additional lawyers.    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

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking a temporary Solicitor for the Solicitor Services team, primarily providing legal services in corporate/commercial law and contract review for up to a one year term. 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

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

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

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 more than 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. Read More

One of our clients (Acces Credit) is seeking in-house Legal Counsel to represent their company. The successful candidate must be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Candidate should have experience in representing clients before the courts. 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 more than 130 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs.  We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. Read More

I am a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Law, currently seeking articles for the 2017-2018 articling term. 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
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Grow your career. Serve your community. Serving on an agency, board, or commission can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact in your community. Nova Scotians from all parts of the province are needed to serve on the province's 155 agencies, boards and commissions.    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

ElderDog Canada is a federally incorporated, national charity dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important relationship they enjoy. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Nova Scotia, ElderDog continues to grow across the country and now has a roster of 600 volunteers carrying out ElderDog’s work in six provinces. Read More
Upcoming Events
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: Thursday, October 5, 2017 (All day)
Grounding in Trauma Informed Practice – An introduction to the core concepts in trauma informed practice, this training will provide justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, with knowledge that can be applied in their field. This training will provide a basis from which to build on in future training sessions.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 08:00
The Schulich School of Law and The Cape Breton Barristers' Society invite you to join them forBreakfast with The Honourable Thomas Cromwell October 6, 2017 Membertou Trade & Convention Centre Reception & Breakfast: 8:00AM Talk (with Q&A): 8:30AM Read More
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: 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: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:00
Too busy to attend a full day evidence seminar? Get up to date in 90 minutes with this highly practical webinar featuring leading litigator and author of the Ontario Litigator’s Guide to Evidence, James Morton. Mr. 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 (All day)
Effective Report Writing and Interviewing can make or break a case involving sexual assault – Law enforcement officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will review latest understandings and research on how to interview and record victim/survivor statements in a way that respects the trauma response experienced by victims/survivors of sexualize 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: 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 - 16:00
JOINT SEMINAR: MAP & MELAW What explains the implementation of the policy in the Norwegian Barents Sea Management Plan? 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: Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)
Cultural Safety – Justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will develop a greater understanding and awareness of the experience of trauma resulting from a history of oppression and violence against an individual’s culture. 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: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00
Practice Before the Utility and Review Board Speaker: Nancy Rubin, QC, Stewart McKelvey  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
Event Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00
Nova Scotia Office of Immigration – Program Update Speakers: Shelly Bent & Kim Jardine, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration  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: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 17:00
OCTOBER 26, 7:00 - 9:00 PM — FORMAL AGM Keynote speaker: The Honourable Justice Deborah Gass OCTOBER 27, 12:00 - 5:00 PM — WORKSHOP DAY 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch provided 12:30 – 02:15 Habeas corpus with Justice Van den Eynden 02:15 – 02:30 Break 02:30 – 03:30 Grievances / Discipline / Institutional Charges Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:00
What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, space, the environment, and health in Indigenous and Black communities look like? Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00
Top Equality Rights Cases - Year in Review Speaker: Balraj Dosanjh, Pink Larkin  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00
Key Legal Issues for Online Businesses Speakers: Ben Westelman, eBay Classifieds Group Canada and Tariq Remtulla, eBay Inc.  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, 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, November 15, 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 17, 2017 (All day)
Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations – Justice professionals, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will learn effective ways of working with victims/survivors with disabilities that pose a challenge to communication and understanding. 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: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:00
Save The Dates!November 30 & December 1, 2017CBA-Nova Scotia’s Annual Two-Day Conference Our Annual Two-Day Conference (previously identified as the Mid-Winter) will take place Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st, 2017.   This conference will have several new additions: Read More
Event Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00
The Use of Research in Veterans' Health Policy-MakingAlice Aiken Vice-President Research, Dalhousie University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. Read More
Event Date: Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Advanced Topics in Trauma Informed Practice  – Justice professionals, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will be provided with a deeper look into the logic and rationale of using a trauma informed approach when responding to victims/survivors of sexualized violence. Read More
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