2016 NSBS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program

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Event date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 08:30
Name of Organization: 
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Contact Email: 
Location: 
Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Dalhousie University

See registration details below.

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:30 am to 12:15 pm 
Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

All lawyers, articled clerks and non-practising members are invited to attend the Society's 2016 Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, June 18 in Halifax. The Annual General Meeting begins at 8:30 am, followed by a two-hour educational component from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm.

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Keynote panel: Innovating in the practice of law
The Society is taking a different approach to the keynote presentation this year, with a panel of lawyers who will discuss “Innovating in the practice of law”. How do lawyers and law firm expand their offerings and change how they practise in a rapidly evolving marketplace? This will be the focus of a discussion among a number of firm leaders, who are exploring the possibilities in practical ways for expanded 21st century legal services delivery. All are welcome to join the conversation with presenters Margot Ferguson, Greg Hardy, Liz Wozniak and Corinne Boudreau.

To confirm your attendance at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program, RSVP to AnnualMeeting@nsbs.org, indicating the educational sessions you plan to attend:

Choose one of the following three sessions from 10:30 – 11:15 am:

  • PROFESSIONALISM
    Taking a Triple-P approach to lawyer conduct concerns
    Presenters: Christa Brothers QC, Chair, Complaints Investigation Committee; Victoria Rees, Director, Professional Responsibility, NSBS; Elaine Cumming, Professional Responsibility Counsel, NSBS
    The Society returns with its popular interactive workshop designed to encourage you to think about how we might begin to address complaints in a “Triple-P” world (proactive, principled and proportionate). When might an informal resolution be appropriate? Can restorative justice concepts apply to the professional responsibility process? Participants will be asked to consider these and other issues.
     
  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT/PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
    Innovating your practice

    Presenters: Lawyers Liz Wozniak, Margot Ferguson, Greg Hardy and Corinne Boudreau
    As a followup to the keynote panel presentation, this workshop is a forum to brainstorm ideas and discuss concerns and questions about innovation in legal practice.
     
  • PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
    New NSBS resources for your practice​

    Presenter: Deborah Copeman, NSBS Library & Information Services
    The Society has launched or is imminently launching three web-based resources this year: the Equity Portal, a new value-added Code of Professional Conduct web platform, and the Online Lawyers’ Reading Room. This workshop will introduce you to these new resources. We’ll give you a demonstration and answer your questions.

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Choose one of the following sessions from 11:30 – 12:15 pm:  

  • RISK MANAGEMENT
    “Millionaire Lawyer RPM”

    Presenter: Stacey Gerrard, LIANS Counsel
    Think you know everything there is to know about risk and practice management? Here’s an opportunity to test your RPM knowledge by answering a series of questions that become increasingly difficult. Answer the question correctly and you move to the next round. Incorrect and you are banished to the audience, where another colleague will take your place! This session promises to be fun, informative and interactive.
     
  • CULTURAL COMPETENCE
    L’nuwi’tasimk: A Foundational Worldview of Mi’kmaq Legal Principles.​

    Presenter: Tuma Young, Lawyer, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, Cape Breton University and Member of NSBS Council

    For the L’nu, conversely, contemporary L’nuwey justice systems, comprehensively restoring L’nuwey Tplutaqan, can only be built on the foundation on the L’nuwey worldview. Most importantly, as we shall see, this means protecting both the L’nu language and its central practice of storytelling, for it is in the language, stories and the ceremonies that the L’nu tplutaqan is fully expressed. This presentation shall touch upon how to incorporate L’nuwey Tplutaqan within the Canadian justice system and also how to use it in the development of contemporary Mi’kmaq institutions of justice, now under consideration in ongoing negotiations.
     

  • PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
    New NSBS resources for your practice 

    Presenter: Deborah Copeman, NSBS Library & Information Services  
    The Society has launched or is imminently launching three web-based resources this year: the Equity Portal, a new value-added Code of Professional Conduct web platform, and the Online Lawyers’ Reading Room. This workshop will introduce you to these new resources. We’ll give you a demonstration and answer your questions.

If you have any questions about the 2016 Annual Meeting, please contact the Society at 902 422 1491 or AnnualMeeting@nsbs.org.