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July 26, 2018 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: New Glasgow lawyer named president of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society The News | July 5, 2018 Read More

Event notice from McInnes Cooper Please join us for a Celebration of Life Ceremony and Reception as we honour our friend and colleague, Wylie Spicer, Q.C. Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Read More
Council

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, July 20, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: http://nsbs.org/council-materials. 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: Anna Marie Butler Rebecca Carol Druhan Megan Marie Roberts Jacqueline Renee Ruck Lewis Thomas Smith Read More
Professional development

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION THE LAW OF ADR IN CANADA : AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE / Glaholt, Duncan W; Rotterdam, Markus — 2d ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2018. [KB 125.A7 G541 2018] APPELLATE PROCEDURE Read More

At CanLII we believe that there is a real need for legal information, including commentary, without paywalls. Read More
Access to Justice

Lawyer Roster for Land Title Initiative             Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission – June 25 announcement Read More

The  Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS, legalinfo.org) is honoured to be the co-recipient with McInnes Cooper of the 2018 IWK Board of Directors’ Award for Community Excellence, for our collaborative work on the IWK Family Legal Health Program. Read More
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Courts

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has posted this updated paper by the Honourable Justice Jamie Saunders on the art of decision making: Reflections on the Art and Science of Decision-Making and Decision-WritingJustice Jamie W.S. Saunders, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Read More

On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia approved amendments to Practice Memorandum 1 – Foreclosure Procedures. For complete details, see the notice of amendments on the Courts of Nova Scotia website.  Read More

On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia approved a Practice Memorandum related to the new provincial legislation that deals with intimate images and cyber-protection. Read More

July 11, 2018 – An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia and related courts forms is now online on the Courts of Nova Scotia website. Read More

A new Free Legal Clinic for self-represented litigants in the Yarmouth area launched at the courthouse on July 6. For details, visit the Courts of Nova Scotia website: http://www.courts.ns.ca/documents/Yarmouth_Clinic_News_Release_06_27_18.pdf Further reading:  Read More

The Honourable Warren K. Zimmer, a judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, will preside over the fatality inquiry into the deaths of Aaliyah, Shanna, Brenda and Lionel Desmond.  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

Victims of cyberbullying and unwanted sharing of intimate images now have options for dealing with those who want to harm them. On July 5, Nova Scotia proclaimed the Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act. Under this law, Nova Scotians can access supports and pursue alternatives to criminal prosecution. Read More

Government has appointed a prosecutor to focus on the environment. Brian Cox, a senior Crown attorney in Halifax, has been appointed to the special prosecutions section of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. Read More

More than 20 initiatives that are underway or now completed are expected to provide $23 million in savings for Nova Scotia businesses. This represents 93 per cent of government's goal to reduce regulatory burden by $25 million by December 2018. On July 4, the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness released its 2017-18 annual report. Read More

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services – July 19 news release Nova Scotians living on low incomes will soon be able to earn and keep more money thanks to a number of investments by government. Read More

Waterfront Development Corp. is getting a new mandate to help drive strategic economic development across Nova Scotia. Read More

Nova Scotians wanting to help shape the vision for a proposed new cultural hub on the Halifax waterfront are invited to provide input.  An online public survey is now available at www.novascotia.ca/cultural-hub Read More

New information has been added to government's open data portal. The portal provides free, easy access to a variety of government data. Datasets available as of July 5 include: -- historical data listing of the 3,865 Nova Scotia women and men who signed petitions for the vote to be extended to women -- details on boil water advisories Read More

Are you interested in discovering ideas and developing solutions related to Nova Scotia's aging population? If so, government is looking for open-minded, creative and diverse individuals for a one-year fellowship with NS GovLab. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: An Act to Amend Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act,  S.N.S. 2015, c. 45, s. 23 NS Gaz Pt 2, 06/22/2018 NS Reg 91/2018 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

Cox & Palmer is pleased to announce the appointment of George L. Cooper QC as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1st. George is the Managing Partner for New Brunswick, and a leading commercial lawyer with a commercial litigation and transaction practice. Read More

Ecojustice recently opened the doors to its Atlantic Canada office, based in Halifax. Located at 1801 Hollis Street, Ecojustice Atlantic is staffed by lawyers James Gunvaldsen Klaassen and Sarah McDonald, and legal administrative assistant Genevieve Rondeau. Read More

When lawyers take a hands-on approach to property law, clients enjoy the best outcomes. This July, Patterson Law’s property law team welcomed Meg Green, an experienced lawyer who shares the team’s hands-on values. Read More

July 17, 2018 – from the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission The Parole Board of Canada wishes to share that the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act is now in force. The Parole Board is inviting applications for expungement from people with criminal records because of convictions of this type. Read More

Seeking a missing will for Carol Anne Keeler, who was born in 1955 and passed away on May 29, 2018. Ms. Keeler lived at her apartment on Albert Street in Dartmouth for over 30 years, and was employed as a civilian Human Resources staff member with the Department of Defence at the Halifax Dockyards. Read More

Seeking missing will for Dorothy Keyes Duhan, born June 24, 1934, age 83. Her date of death was May 2, 2018, and she was a resident of Morris Street in Halifax. Read More
Careers

Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce that it has commenced providing legal services pursuant to the new Land Title Initiative (LTI).  In collaboration with  a number of government stakeholders, NSLA will assist land owners in removing barriers to obtaining legal title to their land.  This will help to address the unequal treatment that African Nova Scotians have faced.  Pursuant  Read More

Weldon McInnis, a downtown Dartmouth law firm, is looking for a Legal Assistant to fill a full time position in the area of Family Law, commencing immediately. Significant experience working in a family law practice and a good working knowledge of legal terminology, family law rules, documentation and court procedures is required. Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for one to two probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, to commence July 1, 2019.  While we have identified specific needs in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Business and Commercial Law, Legal Ethics, Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution, and Labo 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. Read More

Seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our Port Hawkesbury Office. Ideal Abilities and Skills Read More

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a membe Read More

Intellectual Property Paralegal Read More

Be more than just another suit. Make your mark at Burchell MacDougall LLP. As part of our small, established team you will have the opportunity to build a practice and be given immediate responsibility and client contact. Fast-track your career today - join our growing and dynamic firm. Read More

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada. We serve clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John's, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Charlottetown. With nearly 200 lawyers and over 230 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. Read More

The Department of Justice Canada is seeking legal counsel in the Legislative Services Branch. The closing date is July 31, 2018. Please apply here: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1185281      Read More

The Court Services Division of the NS Department of Justice is seeking to hire three Coordinators, Policy and Compliance - 1 perm, 2 terms (3 year). The Coordinator, Policy and Compliance, reports to the Director of Court Services and is accountable for the development, delivery, administration and evaluation of a wide variety of family law policies and programs.  Read More

Employer: Burnside Law Group Limited Work Setting: Legal firm. Terms: Permanent, Full-time Vacancy: 1 Hours of work: between 30 to 40 hours per week. Wage: $15 per hour. Location of work: 9 - 109 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1S8 Start date: As soon as possible. Read More

Ritch, Williams & Richards, a Boutique Insurance and Marine Law Firm in downtown Halifax have an immediate opportunity for an Associate Lawyer. The ideal candidates will possess the following: Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for one to two probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, to commence July 1, 2019. Read More

GREETINGS.   PLEASE FIND ENCLOSED A PORTION F MY SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN REGARDS TO YOUR PARALEGAL POSITION.  BESIDES BEING ABLE TO ACCOMODATE YOUR FRIM WITH THE PROFICIENCY AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED, I AM ALSO ABLE TO PROVIDE THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY HOURS FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR FIRM.  Read More

About ORB™: ORB™ is the fastest growing toy company in North America, doing business in over 60 countries, and internationally recognized for our award winning brands and high quality products. Read More

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSEL Read More

In response to continued growth and success of ORBTM, our professional team is growing.  We seek a highly motivated and experienced Paralegal to assist with contract administration, intellectual property and risk assessment matters. Read More

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest business law firms in Canada. We serve clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John's, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Charlottetown. With nearly 200 lawyers and over 230 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. Read More

Preszler Injury lawyers is looking for an exceptional, experienced administrative assistant/Paralegal to work in our Halifax office.  Previous legal industry/civil litigation experience is desired.  The office is located in the heart of the city on Spring Garden Road.  Competitive salaries with benefits and bonus potential.  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Halifax Law Courts facilitates a large number of jury trials each year and wishes to receive applications for volunteers to assist. The Law Courts is located at 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS. Our goal is to be a diverse workplace that is representative of the citizens we serve. Read More

Nocturne Art at Night Society (“Nocturne”) – Corporate Secretary Nocturne is a non-profit organization seeking a volunteer to serve as its Corporate Secretary. Nocturne is an annual fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6pm and midnight on a Saturday night in late October. The completely free event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Read More

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is currently seeking a board secretary to join our volunteer Board of Directors. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Monday, August 27, 2018 (All day)
Free information and training session for lawyers, law students and non-legally trained advocates interested in learning about and delivering prison law services. Delivered jointly by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton. Please visit the Eventbrite page to register. Lunch will be provided.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:00
Join us Thursday, October 25, 2018 for LIANS' 10th annual Risk and Practice Management Program conference from 9am-3:45pm at the Delta Halifax. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 04:30
Please join us as we Celebrate the Life of Wylie Spicer, Q.C. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Ceremony: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax Ballroom Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 18:30
Sexual assault survivors often distrust and fear the criminal justice process; as a result, over 90% of sexual assaults go unreported in Canada. Sadly, the survivors' fears are well founded. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:00
The internet can be a powerful research tool - with a little digging in the right places, anyone can find a gold mine of information. But if you’ve never taken a formal class to learn how to search effectively, then you’re probably leaving many of the most useful “cyberstones” unturned. You can change that! Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session you will: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (All day)
OTTAWA Pre Workshop Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Advanced Topics in Accommodation: Responding to complex disability, family status, and religious practice claims 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  WORKSHOP LEADERS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 09:00
Ottawa Human Rights and Labour Law Conference Day One - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 08:30
Entitled "Seeing the Need, Taking the Lead," the 7th National Pro Bono Conference will bring together lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, politicians, government representatives, non-profit sector leaders, academics and the public from Canada, the US and abroad to share ideas and best practices for increasing access to justice for all members of society.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Coming to Grips with Third-Party Violence: An in-depth training session 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop Leaders Landon Young Employer Counsel Stringer Union Counsel TBA Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 (All day)
Health and Safety Conference October 25, 2018 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Conference Day - Thursday, October 25, 2018 Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day)
Workplace Safety and Insurance Conference October 26, 2018 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Conference Day - Friday, October 26, 2018 Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 09:30
The 10th ICPS International Regulatory Affairs Symposium will focus on the theme 'Smart Regulation in a Challenging Global Landscape'.  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Winning Cases at the WSIAT: Using mediation, evidence, and cross-questioning to your advantage 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop Leaders Sean Ryan Vice-Chair Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Workshop Leaders TBA Read More
Event Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 (All day)
TRAINING SESSION AGENDA: 9:00 AM REGISTRATION 9:30 AM(2 Hours)11:30 AM(1 Hour) Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 14:00
This webcast will provide insights and promising practices of how legal professional can go beyond "pride" to celebrate LGBT+ people through the year, and create and maintain inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ people and their allies at all times.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 08:30
The 2018 bi-annual Legislative Drafting Conference will tackle one of the most pervasive challenges in modern legislation: complexity, beginning with its principal drivers in public policy. Why does our world generate legislative complexity? And how can legislation address this complexity intelligibly, coherently and effectively? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:30
Reefer Reality: Experts discuss burning questions about legalized cannabis Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT  Moderators Mihad Fahmy Union Counsel Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:00
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: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:00
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
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