September 02, 2014 InForum Issue

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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: Mr. James Bernard Kehoe Ms. Christina Marion Lazier Mr. Morgan Brett Manzer The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks: Read More
Access to Justice

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) at Dalhousie is looking for lawyers to supervise projects in the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. PBSC is a national organization with chapters at 21 Canadian law schools devoted to providing pro bono legal services in the community. We match organizations with our students to work on law-focused volunteer projects. 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

RISK AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP: Using Outlook to Increase Productivity We often talk about the versatility of Microsoft Outlook. If you are not using it for more than just email, you’re missing out! Here are some tips and tricks that might help increase your productivity: Read More

Confirmed email scam attempts purportedly from "Cheng Chan" have been circulating – one of the reported examples is below: From: Chan Cheng <chancheng597 @ yahoo. com .hk> Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 7:48 AM Subject: Copyright Infringement Case Dear Counsel, Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. How to avoid being overwhelmed, and how to support a single parent 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

No new decisions have been released on the Supreme Court of Canada Judgments website since the last InForum. This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services.    Read More

Grandparents seeking access to their grandchildren will have a simpler court process as of Sept. 1. Amendments to the Maintenance and Custody Act will help grandparents who need the court's help to see their grandchildren when parents separate or divorce. 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

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More
Other news

Seeking a missing will for Joseph Vickers, of Antigonish, NS (born Feb. 6, 1931) who passed on May 29, 2014. Lawyers with any information on the location or existence of a will for Mr. Vickers are asked to please contact his son, Terry Vickers, at 306-949-6780.  Read More

We invite you to attend a Special Evening in Halifax, Tuesday, September 30th to raise much needed research dollars to overcome ovarian cancer, the most lethal of diseases affecting women. Read More

Eighteen Stewart McKelvey lawyers have been named Best Lawyers® 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” and 91 were included in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2015, spanning 44 practice areas. Read More

BOYNECLARKE LLP, one of Atlantic Canada's largest law firms, would like to congratulate sixteen of their lawyers who will be included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 publication by Best Lawyers®. Year of initial recognition in brackets: Read More

Patterson Law is pleased to announce that partner Robert H. Pineo has been named contributing editor to the leading expropriation text, J. Coates and S. Waqué, The New Law of Expropriation. This text is used by the leading expropriation practitioners across Canada and is regularly quoted by Courts and tribunals. Read More
Awards and congratulatory messages

The Society is pleased to announce that Heather Ann McNeill QC will be the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1999, the award is presented to a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society who has made significant contributions to the community, the legal profession and the Society.  Read More

The firm of Goodman MacDonald is seeking applications for a lawyer with an interest in family law, preferably with at least 5 years' experience, who is seeking an opportunity to establish a practice. We are a busy full service firm in New Glasgow servicing clients across northern Nova Scotia. Read More

Our reputable and established law firm is seeking an associate lawyer to add to our firm. One to five years experience in the areas of family and civil litigation would be considered an asset. Remuneration is negotiable. All resumes and cover letters should be forwarded to the attention of: Patrick K. MacEwen 192 Wyse Road, Suite 5 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1M9 Read More

MacMac&Mac, a full service law firm centrally located in New Glasgow, is seeking an applicant to fill an upcoming maternity leave in our Corporate & Commercial Group. Candidates should ideally possess a Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate and have 3 or more years' experience working in a legal environment (corporate experience preferred but not required). Read More

Employment Network Executive Search - Lawyer / Legal Counsel Location: Regina, SaskatchewanIdeal start: September 2014  Read More

Are you or someone you know looking for a change? Our Litigation Group is looking for a lawyer with experience in the litigation trenches or an appetite to gain it. The grass really can be greener on the other side. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00
In October 2012, the Court of Appeal’s decision in Carrigan v. Carrigan turned the priority scheme for pre-retirement death benefits on its head. Recent amendments to the Pension Benefits Act which came into force on July 24, 2014, were quickly introduced to ameliorate the impact of this decision. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:00
Offender Identity and Re-integration in the Community – Panel Discussion Panelists:  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 (All day)
This conference is organized by the CIAJ Legislative Drafting Committee chaired by John Mark Keyes, former Chief Legislative Counsel of Canada. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:30
Looking to get caught up on recent important developments that you may have missed over the summer?  If so, then attend this program to hear a comprehensive overview of critical developments, and their impacts on you, from experts in the area of Charity and Not-for-Profit Law. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:30
The summer is over and the kids are back in school. Find out what you may have missed while you were away on your summer vacation and hit the ground running this September. Our expert panel will bring you up to speed on the latest tax developments including: Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 18:30
Serious criminal investigations and prosecutions involving white collar crimes require extensive trial experience and expertise. Ensure you are equipped with the latest case law, substantive knowledge, strategies and tactics to deliver unparalleled advocacy, judgment and resources to your clients by taking part in this timely discussion. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:30
Early 2014 saw two seminal decisions released by the Supreme Court of Canada, which fundamentally altered the constitutional landscape. Join our panel of experts to explore the Supreme Court Act Reference and Senate Reference, and their impact including: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00
This program is also part of the 2014-2015 Trusts and Estates Passport Series. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 17:30
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently delivered two decisions - Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia (a.k.a. Roger William) and Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) (a.k.a. Keewatin) - which will drive the law and politics of Aboriginal title and treaty rights for years to come. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:00
Make the most of the opportunity to hear from the Ontario Ministry of Finance Pension Policy and Broader Public Sector Pensions Branches on significant Ontario government pension initiatives, including those announced in the 2014 Budget and Speech from the Throne. This program is a must attend for lawyers who want to stay on top of Ontario’s changing pension landscape. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:30
As you know, the Temporary Foreign Worker category has been split into two distinct streams: the Temporary Foreign Worker category which encompasses Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and the International Mobility Program (IMP).  Much has been written and debated about the new LMIA, however, you have probably heard very little about the IMP. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:00
Global connectedness has rendered Intellectual Property boundless, capable of traveling around the world at the blink of an eye. Trade agreements have sought to rationalize this reality, with the introduction of additional practice considerations as a by-product. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 16:00
Culture refers to the unwritten rules that dictate how a group operates, including the way in which group members relate to one another, their work, and the outside world. The culture of a law firm can produce unintended barriers for newcomers and others who may not “fit” the mold. How can you identify and "de-code" unspoken cultural rules? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:00
The Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC)  is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence and thought leadership in commercial insolvency and restructuring policy and practice in Canada. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:00
Tilly Pillay QC, President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, invites you to attend the 2014 Recognition Reception   September 19, 2014 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Cogswell Tower – 8th Floor    Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:00
Back by popular demand, the OBA’s Fifth Annual Bread and Butter Issues in Family Law will provide you with practical, up-to-date perspectives on the latest case law, and expert strategies for solving frequently occurring problems in your family law practice. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:30
Complete your professionalism hours with this essential program tailor-made for you, the family lawyer. Gain practical advice on how best to manage your relationships with clients, and how to navigate your way through tricky ethical issues. Learn the key tools and strategies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your practice. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 18:00
The Artists' Legal Information Society (ALIS), in partnership with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) and Visual Arts’ Nova Scotia, will present Death and Other Serious Side Effects, on September 18, 2014 from 6-8 pm. The talk will cover what visual artists need to know before creating their wills. 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: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 17:30
The recent termination of Simcoe Condominium Corporation No. 32 is believed to be the first termination of an Ontario condominium corporation under court supervision and one of only a small handful of condo terminations in Ontario's legal history. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:00
Are you a young lawyer in private practice, with less than 8 years since your call to the bar? Does even the thought of a Law Society of Upper Canada ("LSUC") Practice Management Review stress you out? Don't let it - get prepared! Join us on September 22nd to hear from LSUC Practice Review Counsel on: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 14:00
Mental health concerns, ranging from anxiety to depression, and encompassing a variety of disorders, addictions and behaviours, constitute a sizeable issue to the legal profession for a plethora of reasons. For instance, depression rates within the legal profession have climbed significantly over the past few decades. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 17:00
With the Supreme Court settling the framework for the bankruptcy treatment of environmental claims, the Ministry of the Environment has been widening its reach to claim compensation from other responsible parties, including corporate directors. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 14:00
Effective legal business development, the kind that shows up repeatedly in the bottom line, doesn’t just happen, it’s a learned skill, albeit one not taught in law school. To compensate for this dearth of knowledge, lawyers must learn and practice new habits. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. The cost for this program is $600 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 19:00
5th National Pro Bono Conference: Wednesday, September 24 to Friday September 26, 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan. For Information:  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:00
Client service is at the core of the provision of legal services, and it is trite to remark that clients can be especially dependent upon the advice and actions of their counsel in instances that often involve high stakes or substantial monetary amounts. Thus, for practitioners, a focus on client management is rightly perennial, and holds all the more true in challenging circumstances. Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 - 14:00
Litigation demands a special set of lawyering skills, and not surprisingly, it is the subject of a special set of rules pertaining to professional conduct. Regardless of the stakes, for the advocate, professionalism demands unimpeachable conduct in and out of the courtroom, sometimes under the most challenging and stressful of circumstances. Read More
Event Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:00
Overview: Federal Skilled Worker Class Program will cover a variety of topics as discussed by presenter Ana Rasmusson. Topics include: Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:00
Get the knowledge and strategies you need to deliver effective litigation at boards and tribunals. Practitioners in securities, health, immigration and municipal law will discuss the unique mandates and procedures that distinguish boards and tribunals from civil litigation and share practical tips and winning skills and techniques for successful advocacy. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 17:30
Join us to gain guidance from the experts on the practical handling of legal issues surrounding municipal elections, and hear about the newest developments in the area.  Understand the often complex issues that you or your municipal clients are facing by hearing our expert speakers, including municipal lawyers and city officials, share their insights into effectively dealing with: 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
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 09:00
Leading constitutional scholars and practitioners will bring you up-to-date on essential developments in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”)jurisprudence. Learn about recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, upcoming cases and developing trends in Charter law, with a particular focus on the areas of criminal law, religious accommodation, and constitut Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)
Investigating Misconduct and Weighing Discipline: How to conduct a fair process and ensure a proportional response 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Topics Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)
Attendance Management: Reducing absenteeism, accommodating disabilities 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Topics 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: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 13:00
Workplace Dispute Resolution and Mediation – Current Best Practices Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:30
The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, offers participants a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation upon completion of the five-module program.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:00
Find out how the new summary judgment rules are changing the litigation landscape and what changes you should be making in your practice today. Register now to ensure you have the tools you need to provide the best advice to your clients and to win your case. PROGRAM CHAIR Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 17:30
Since the Human Rights Code was amended to allow applicants to pursue human rights applications directly with the Human Rights Tribunal, representatives for workers and employers have been confronted with the challenge of how to respond to the growing overlap between WSIB and Human Rights Tribunal cases. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 08:45
Labour Law Conference October 1 - 2, 2014 The Westin Nova ScotianWednesday, October 1, 2014  Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet – 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs – 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 09:00
When a child is forced to leave home involuntarily, parents continue to have an obligation to financially support him/her; however, many youth in these circumstances find themselves living on the street either unaware of their rights or experiencing challenges enforcing them. Hear from youth who have experience these challenges and the counsel who represent them. Read More
Event Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00
How can you better protect your clients’ interests and contribute to their success? Take part in this year’s update on the latest hot topics and current issues in the entertainment field. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:30
Advances in technology have created a brave new workplace, blurring the boundary between work and home life and heightening the tension between an employee's privacy rights and an employer's legitimate interests in managing the workplace. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:30
The duty of the federal and provincial Crown to consult with Aboriginal peoples is well-established in law; the application of this dity in the administrative law context is less clearly developed. Join our panel of experts as they explore the issues, including: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:30
e-Discovery Essentials Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:00 am Registration | 8:30 am - 10:00 am Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:00
Court orders and settlements in estate litigation can have unplanned tax consequences that may have a significant negative impact on the result you achieve for your client. Find out how to identify the potential pitfalls and gain a complete understanding of the tax implications of the settlements you reach and orders you seek. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 17:00
On May 27, 2013 in a Kenyan courthouse, Judge Makau found in favour of the petitioners, 11 girls between the age of 3 and 17, all victims of rape. The court held that the government had failed to protect the girls, in violation of their constitutional and human rights, when police refused to enforce existing rape laws. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:00
Establish your foundation in labour law with this essential program. Whether you are employer or union counsel, gain the critical knowledge to navigate your next labour file with confidence. Learn from our esteemed faculty of experienced labour lawyers, as they share tried and tested strategies for excellence. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:00
Christene Hirshfeld, partner at Boyne Clarke LLP will discuss the basics about starting and managing a business in the film/television industry. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 (All day)
The tools of the trade are ever evolving. Has your practice kept pace? Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:30
*Please refer to the Lancaster House website for more information.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:15
This year, new anti money laundering regulations have come in to force and more regulatory reforms are anticipated soon. Ensure you have the current knowledge and strategies to prevent money laundering, and to defend your clients who may be accused. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 18:00
In partnership with the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Pamela Callow, author of the Kate Lange thriller series and Julie Sobowale, lawyer/journalist will cover the basics of copyright and contracts and give an insider’s perspective working in the publishing industry. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day)
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Event Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:30
Issues Read More
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