INFORUM

October 16, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Lawyer, activist hired as Elizabeth Fry executive director THE CHRONICLE HERALD | October 13, 2017 Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (the Society) is requesting a proposal for professional audit services for the annual external financial audits for the fiscal year(s) beginning May 1, 2018. Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar on October 13: 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

At LIANS, we often talk about the importance of documenting your files. But how helpful is it to document your file when the document gets ‘lost in the shuffle’? Here are some tips on how to keep your files organized: Read More

Be advised that we continue to receive reports from Nova Scotia lawyers and/or their staff who've received the following type of “spoofing” email scam attempt (emails that falsely appear to be sent from an individual’s email account). 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
Province

Cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018 and Nova Scotians are being asked to share their thoughts. An online survey launched on Oct. 6 and runs to Oct. 27. The province is asking for input on key issues including the legal age to purchase and use recreational cannabis, where it can be purchased, and where it can be used. Read More

Government introduced a new law on Oct. 5, intended to help protect victims of cyber-bullying. The proposed Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act responds to the harms of sharing intimate images without consent and cyber-bullying. It also protects and upholds the fundamental freedoms of thought, belief, opinion and expression. Read More

To: Mortgage industry stakeholders From: Service Nova Scotia - Business and Consumer Services     Read More

Government introduced proposed legislative changes on Oct. 3 to six consumer protection statutes that will better protect Nova Scotia consumers. Read More

Nova Scotia driver's licence and photo ID cards will soon be better protected against identity theft, fraud and forgery. Nova Scotia and the three other Atlantic provinces are introducing a new, highly secure driver's licence and photo ID card. Starting in November, the cards will be printed at a central facility shared by all four provinces and mailed to clients within 14 days.  Read More

The province has appointed retired senior Crown attorney John Scott as interim director of the province's Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). Work is underway to hire a permanent director. Read More

On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards. Read More

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

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: 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 Common Law section of the University of Ottawa invites you to complete a survey as part of a study on continuing professional education needs for French-speaking lawyers outside of Quebec. Read More

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

Seeking a missing will for Reginald d’Entremont, who was born on January 5, 1943 and passed away on April 20, 2016. Mr. d’Entremont resided in the Metaghan River area of the District of Clare, Digby County. Read More

Janice Rea has been appointed a Crown attorney in Bridgewater. "Ms. Rea's lengthy prosecutorial experience and her expertise in complex prosecutions make her a solid addition to our team of Crown attorneys," Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, said in an Oct. 16 announcement. Read More

Halifax Regional Police (HRP) will hold its second Voluntary Surrender event on Saturday, October 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Captain William Spry Community Centre. Read More
Careers

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

I am a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Law, currently seeking articles for the 2017-2018 articling term. Read More

over 20 years experience as a legal assistant proficient in PC Law, MS Office 375 including Word, Outlook, Excel and document management quick and astute with the ability to learn new areas of law and technology appointed a Commissioner of Oaths of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia  Read More

Bacchus & Associates Law Firm is a small firm located in the North End of Halifax that has been providing professional services since 2004.  We are seeking an Associate Lawyer experienced in family law and personal injury. This position is available immediately; interested applicants can forward their resume to: Bacchus & Associates Law Firm Read More

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the legal profession's regulatory body responsible for the protection of the public interest, is seeking a legal professional for the position of General Counsel/Deputy Executive Director. Read More

McKiggan Hebert is happy to congratulate one of our legal assistants who will be starting maternity leave shortly. As a result we have an opening for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team at our offices on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the next 12 months. As our practice is growing, there may be longer term opportunities after the initial 12 month term.   Read More

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia seeks a part-time Legal Research Counsel.    Read More

Seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our Dartmouth Criminal Office. Ideal abilities and skills 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

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
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, November 6, 2017 (All day)
8th Biennial Construction Labour Relations Forum If contractors and unions in the construction industry need to attend one event to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their industry, this is it! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 01:00
According to the Supreme Court of Canada, credibility is a prevalent issue in most trials. While a witnesses’ credibility can be influenced by a variety of factors, including their testimony’s consistency with other evidence, witnesses’ nonverbal communication can also play a crucial role. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 01:00
Lawyers are challenged by difficult behaviours daily – irrational clients, impatient judges, impossible adversaries... the list goes on. Technology only makes the problem worse, deepening and extending conflict. All of this can come at a steep price – wasted time, reduced productivity, stifled creativity, and lower moral. It can also cause us to make mistakes. 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: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00
Recent Amendments to Builders’ Lien Act and implication for financing transactions Speaker: Alison Henderson, Patterson Law 3 On-Site Locations: Patterson Law 2100-1801 Hollis Street Halifax NS Patterson Law 10 Church Street Truro NS Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:00
In this convenient, practical presentation, William Bernhardt, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, applies the principles of superior legal writing to specific documents designed to persuade. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 18:00
Imagine choosing between paying rent or putting food on the table. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 17:30
When Family Sponsorship and Domestic Violence Collide Speaker: Krista Forbes, Nova Scotia Legal Aid  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 02:00
Your witnesses are not ready to testify until you make them ready! Ethical and effective witness preparation will not change the facts, but it can define the way those facts are delivered. 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: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:30
Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Disputes Speakers: Melanie Gillis, McInnes Cooper, and Kevin Gibson, McInnes Cooper NOTE DIFFERENT TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 17:30
The Annual CBA-NS Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Section Meet and Greet with Members of the OUTlaw Society at the Schulich School of Law.  This annual event is a great opportunity for law student members of Dalhousie OUTLaw Society to meet with the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Section of CBA-NS TIME: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day)
TOPICS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00
Cultural Appropriation, Indigenous Rights, and IP Law Speaker: Merle C. Alexander, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Vancouver BC  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00
How will the Accessibility Act Affect my Clients? Speakers: Adriana Meloni, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, and Gerry Post, Accessibility Directorate, Nova Scotia Department of Justice Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00
Buying and Selling U.S. Real Estate  Speakers: Mark Tipperman, Barrister & Solicitor, and Earl MacLeod CPA, CA, MNP LLP  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00
Accessing Medical Records as an Attorney or Delegate Speaker: L. Martina Munden, Nova Scotia Health Authority - Legal Services  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:30
An intimate evening featuring special guests:The Hon. Justice James L. Chipman, Nova Scotia Supreme CourtBarry Mason QC, Pressé MasonMurray J. Ritch QC, Ritch Williams & Richards Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session you will: - Learn about the responsibilities of the executor and the risk they face while performing these tasks - Understand the coverage available and the benefits of executor liability insurance for both the executor and the lawyer - Learn how easy it is to provide executor clients with the protection they need  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: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 13:00
Social media can be a valuable investigative tool - you can locate undisclosed assets, find evidence of physical activity, discover hidden relationships, witness intellectual property infringement, and find stolen items. But most lawyers have never received training in how to search social media sites. Let Internet experts Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt show you how: 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 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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