LIANS and NSBS Solo and Small Firm Conference

Register Today for the LIANS & NSBS Solo and Small Firm Virtual Conference 2021


Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm via Zoom web conference software 


Lawyers and their staff are welcome. There is no cost. Sessions may be eligible to count toward your mandatory CPD requirement / CPD Plan.


Morning (9am-12 noon)


  • Land Registration Update: Registration, COVID-Related Issues and Other Developments with Registrar General, Theresa Graham 9:00am-9:45am
  • Electronic Banking with Jocelyn MacNeill, NSBS Trust Assurance Auditor 9:45am-10:00am
  • Implementing Alternative Fee Models in Your Practice with Bob Carter QC and Julien Matte 10:00am-10:30am
  • Wills/POA Standards Committee Update with Tim Matthews QC 10:30am-10:45am
  • Morning break 10:45am-10:55am
  • Professional Ethics Hot Topics with Elaine Cumming, NSBS Professional Responsibility Counsel 10:55am-11:10am
  • Working in Virtual Courts with Thomas Kayter of the Truro Public Prosecution Service 11:10am-11:40am
  • Introducing the New NSBS Practice Resource Search Tool with Collette Deschenes and Jennifer Pink, NSBS 11:40am-11:55am


Afternoon (1pm-4pm)


  • LIANS Update on Claims Trends & Cyber Security with Lawrence Rubin, LIANS’ Director of Insurance 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • Representative Capacity with Elaine Cumming, NSBS Professional Responsibility Counsel 1:30pm-1:45pm
  • Pitfalls of Family Law Outside of Halifax and Sydney with Terry Sheppard QC, NSBS Family Standards Committee 1:45pm-2:05pm
  • Positive Practices and Advancements from Practising Through COVID with Bernadine MacAulay and Rob McCleave, NSBS 2:05pm-2:25pm
  • Afternoon break 2:25pm-2:35pm
  • Cloud Computing Checklist with Paul Saunders of the LOMSC Technology Subgroup 2:35pm-3:05pm
  • Practical Application of the Equity Toolkit with Jennifer Dickison and Jubanti Dhan Toppo of NSBS Equity & Access 3:05pm-3:25pm
  • NSLAP session 3:25pm-3:55pm


You must register individually for either/both the morning and afternoon sessions. For those who cannot join online on November 24th, some sessions will be fully electronically accessible after the event as recorded video, and may still be eligible as CPD hours. 


Register for the Morning Session 9am-12pm:


Register for the Afternoon Session 1pm-4pm:


You will receive a confirmation email for each session that you choose to register for (morning and/or afternoon).

Additional details on how to use the Zoom program software will be sent prior to the event.