The Law Foundation of Nova Scotia presented its Annual Report to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society on June 16 at the 2018 NSBS Annual Meeting. Tabled by Robert G. MacKeigan QC, Chair, the report is available on the Annual Reports page of the Law Foundation’s website.
Friday, June 15, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – The Canadian Bar Association–Nova Scotia (CBANS) held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 13. Two annual award recipients were announced by Dennis James QC, Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee.
May 22, 2018 – A new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on May 22. The Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous People aims to provide a deeper understanding and a more meaningful inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the legal process.
Sent on behalf of Sonia Bjorkquist, President, The Advocates’ Society
The Advocates’ Society, established in 1963, is a not-for-profit association of more than 6,000 members throughout Canada. The mandate of The Advocates’ Society includes, among other things, contributing to the improvement of access to justice, the administration of justice and the practice of law by advocates.
Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods
What does it cost to resolve a family law dispute in Canada? Among the processes commonly used to resolve family law problems, are there significant differences in the time that it takes to resolve a problem, client satisfaction, cost, the ability to address urgent problems or the ability to arrive at decisions in the interests of children?
March 9, 2018 announcement from the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.
Providing a general introduction to justice issues for people who work with Indigenous clients in the Atlantic Canadian justice system, the Guide is titled “Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice: Fulfilling our Responsibility to Indigenous People Involved in the Justice System”.
In a March 8 ceremony at Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters, the Eagle feather initiative was extended province-wide as an option to swear legal oaths. Detachment Commanders/supervisors were presented with Eagle feathers for their detachment areas.
8 mars 2018 communiqué de presse (English version follows)
L’association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est heureuse d’annoncer qu’un couple de Chéticamp a obtenu un divorce non contesté en français en Nouvelle-Écosse en 2017. C'est Madame la Juge Deborah Gass de la Cour suprême à Port-Hawkesbury qui a signé l'ordonnance de divorce. Il s'agit probablement d'un premier divorce en français en Nouvelle-Écosse et possiblement un premier en dehors des provinces du Nouveau-Brunswick, du Québec, de l'Ontario et du Manitoba.