July 07, 2014 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Judicial review of Trinity Western decision begins Dec. 16  BRETT BUNDALE STAFF REPORTER Chronicle Herald | July 3, 2014 Read More

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: Read More
Access to Justice

(Le 23 juin 2014) -- L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est fière d’annoncer l’implantation du premier Centre d’accès à la justice bilingue à Halifax grâce à l’appui financier de Justice Canada. Read More

The top story in the summer newsletter from the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice puts Nova Scotia’s new Access to Justice Coordinating Committee in the national spotlight …  From Ideas to Action: Exciting new A2J initiatives developed in response to Action Committee Final Report Read More
Tips from LIANS

The 6th annual LIANS Risk and Practice Management Conference will be held November 28, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax. Earn CPD hours with sessions including: “Let’s Talk About Tax” with Daren Baxter QC, and a motivational session with two-time kayaking World Champion and two-time Olympian Karen Furneaux.  Read More

In keeping with the summer theme, here are some common smartphone security mistakes to avoid while enjoying time away from the office: Read More

Email scam attempts purportedly from "HSBC" have been circulating for some time – example here: Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. The decision about who will take care of your child while you are at work is a very important one. Finding child care that has the quality and convenience you want, at a reasonable cost, will take time and effort. Read More

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has amended two Practice Memorandums: #2 "Affidavits of Service" and #5 "E-Disclosure". The Court has also created a "B" version of Practice Memorandum #6 "Infant Settlement Precedents". Read More

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., QC, MP for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the following appointments on June 14: Read More

In cases below where no link is present, the decision was not yet available on CanLII at the time of InForum publication. Read More

The following decisions were released on the Supreme Court of Canada Judgments website since the last InForum. The subject headings and summaries have been prepared by the Supreme Court of Canada. This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services. June 27, 2014 Read More

Nous apporterons des modifications aux lois provinciales touchant les familles qui font face à des enjeux liés à la séparation et à la garde d’enfants. Read More

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Peter Bryson, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: The following are some announcements since the last edition of InForum:    Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Language Schools Act, S.N.S. 2013, c. 5, s. 26 NS Gaz Pt 2, 06/27/2014 NS Reg 87/2014 Read More
Other news

The Partners and Staff of Cassidy Nearing Berryman are both pleased and saddened to announce the retirement of Christopher S. Berryman, partner, boss and friend. Read More

Stewart McKelvey is pleased to congratulate our 72 partners listed in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert© Directory, published June 23. Read More

Thousands of disabled Canadian Forces veterans will benefit from the Federal Court of Canada’s approval of a class action settlement agreement on July 3, 2014. Read More

I continue to be a practising member of both the Nova Scotia Bar and the Florida Bar. Should you or any client of yours have a question relating to a Florida Law matter, I would be pleased to assist. Read More

Department of Justice Legal Services Division - Halifax Solicitor I-III (Solicitor Services) (1 Permanent Position) Competition #TR    Read More

Stringam Denecky LLP was established over 100 years ago, but we are by no means stuck in the past. Our demand for excellence has shaped us into a focused and streamlined firm, committed to providing the very best legal services to our clients. Read More

The Law Firm of Taylor MacLellan Cochrane has deep roots in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia dating back to 1835. The Firm, in its modern incarnation, was formed and developed in 1965 when a partnership was entered among K. LeRoy Taylor, J.A. MacLellan, and John Cochrane. Read More

Our client MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald better known as Mac Mac and Mac in New Glasgow is seeking an Associate to join their litigation practice. You have been practicing law for a minimum of two years with your primary focus in litigation and are ready to accelerate your practice in a firm that enjoys a stellar reputation. Read More

I am a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Law and am seeking an articling position in Halifax. I am strongly interested in immigration law, family law, and labour law. I have pracitical experience working in family law and criminal law through taking the Dalhousie Legal Aid program, and I have lots of experience conducting legal research. Read More

Wagners Law Firm is currently looking for an entry level Legal Assistant for our fast paced, very busy downtown Law Firm.  We are looking to fill a full time, permanent position. The candidate must have completed a Paralegal Program or Legal Assistant Program.  Read More

I completed my JD at the Schulich School of Law. I have clinical experience, having participated in a clinical course in criminal law. My main areas of interest are criminal, international and human rights law. I have taken courses on a wide variety of subjects including family, succession, tax, and business law. I am professional, organised, reliable and dedicated. Read More

At Patterson Law, we endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. This can only be accomplished by employing qualified, educated and motivated staff. We are currently looking for a Paralegal to join our Corporate/Commercial Group in our Halifax office. Read More

Tynes Law Office Inc., established in 2004, is a busy Dartmouth law firm that is proud to provide professional legal services to our clients in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on providing efficient legal services with the use of the latest technology.   Read More

I have 6 years experience of being a property assistant in Nova Scotia. I type 80 words a minute and am profficent in completing LR forms, in Hot Docs and PC Law. Resume available upon request (  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 17:00
All lawyers are invited to join the Artists' Legal Information Society (ALIS) for our summer social. It doesn't matter what type of law you practice, or how long you have been practicing for, you're invited! Come meet the ALIS board of directors and find out more about what we do, what projects we have planned for the 2014/2015 year and how you can get involved.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 08:00
The Directors Education Program (DEP), jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is offered nationally at Canada's top business schools. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (All day)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Panel 1: Breaking New Ground: Will random drug and alcohol testing survive the Supreme Court's decision in Irving? 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:00
Progressive Discipline Policies and Procedures – Understanding the Process and Mastering the Practice of Employee Turnarounds Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 (All day)
The first Northern Nova Scotia CLE Day will be held at Pictou Lodge, Braeshore, Pictou County to run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Speakers will include a Court of Appeal Justice, a trial court Justice, Provincial and Family Court Judges and distinguished members of the private bar. Both categories will be covered for around 8.5 hours of CLE. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
Understanding Financial Statements: A Litigator’s Guide to Persuading With Numbers  Monday, September 22, 2014 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pmWorld Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All day)
Panel 1 – Collective Bargaining in Survival Mode: The impact of government restrictions on the right to strike  9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 13:00
Workplace Dispute Resolution and Mediation – Current Best Practices Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:00
Managing the employment relationship takes skill and commitment. At this year’s conference, you will hear from both labour and management side experts as they address tested approaches for managing your communications, policies and your processes for the best possible outcomes in dealing with workplace discipline and performance issues. Read More
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