June 08, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is delighted to welcome Sean Walker CGA as the new Director of Finance & Administration. Read More

Lawyers and members are reminded that Annual Fees for 2015-2016 are due on or before Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The Society sent out the invoices in May. Members can pay by cheque or via online banking. Read More

At its meeting on April 24, Council approved the Society’s budget for 2015-2016, and set the fees necessary for the membership year beginning July 1, 2015. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following former member received a judicial appointment on May 29, 2015: Read More
Access to Justice

Have thoughts on or are you interested in pro bono in Nova Scotia? The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) wants to hear from you! Read More

Academic, researchers, practitioners, policy analysts, policy makers, government officers and other stakeholders will gather in Montréal on October 1 and 2, 2015 to explore the future of access to justice in Canada. VISION STATEMENT Read More
Tips from LIANS

Email is one of the most widely used tools when it comes to communicating with clients and colleagues, but many are not aware of some of the inherent pitfalls of this otherwise useful tool! Be mindful of the following: Read More

LIANS has been received numerous reports of the following scam attempt received as an electronic fax from “Financial Consultant, Mario Donovan” purportedly from Barcelona, Spain. The first paragraph reads: Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. Read More

The Honourable Henry A. Visser, a lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Halifax, has been appointed a judge of the Tax Court of Canada, to replace Madam Justice D. Campbell, who elected supernumerary status as of June 19, 2015. Announced on May 29 by federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay QC, the appointment is effective June 19. Read More

The Honourable Justice R. Lester Jesudason will be sworn in to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division at a ceremony on Monday July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the courtroom at Summit Place - 5th floor - 1601 Lower Water Street in Halifax. Read More

Please update your contacts accordingly:  Sheriff Andy MacDonald Halifax Law Courts & Devonshire Courthouse 1815 Upper Water St. Halifax NS B3J 1S7 Read More

Government released a panel report June 3 on accessibility legislation for Nova Scotia. The report provides government with direction and recommendations on what the legislation should contain to make Nova Scotia accessible to all. Read More

JUSTICE: Government seeks public input on use of service animals The Department of Justice is seeking feedback on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users. It will be used to shape new legislation governing service animals. Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:    Read More

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

Thomas Kayter and Sarah Hebb have been appointed as Crown attorneys in the Antigonish and Halifax offices of the Public Prosecution Service. Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, announced the appointments last week. Read More

Patterson Law announces the addition of three new associate lawyers to its litigation team. Daniel Boyle and Katelyn E. Viner are practising in the firm’s Truro office; Lesley M. Sawers in the firm’s Halifax office. Read More

BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to welcome Rilla Banks and Andrew P. Nicol as associates to the firm. Read More

On June 4, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, highlighted a number of measures that aim to increase the safety and security of Canadians recently announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto. Read More

There are ethical implications to much of what we say and do. From human rights to social justice, questions about what’s right or wrong abound in our everyday lives — at home, at work and around the world. Where do we go for guidance or perspective on some of those tricky aspects of how we ought to live? Read More

Davis Reierson is seeking an experienced legal assistant to work in our busy family law practice. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in a litigation practice. Family law experience is preferred. Excellent client service and communication skills are required. Read More

Dartmouth law firm has an immediate opening for an associate lawyer. Please apply in confidence to  Read More

I am currently an Ontario law student seeking membership with the Law Society of Nova Scotia. Before being called to the NS Bar, I have to complete a six month articling term and as such, I am looking for any opportunities that may be available to satisfy this requirement. Read More

Hello, I am an eager and enthusiastic recent graduate from the Schulich School of Law, and I am seeking articling opportunities in Nova Scotia beginning anytime.I have lived in Nova Scotia for the past seven years and I am eager to stay in my new home. Read More

Parkland is Canada’s largest independent marketer and distributor of fuels, managing a nationwide network of sales channels for retail, commercial, wholesale, and home heat. Through our operations we deliver competitive fuel products and serve communities through local operators who care. Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is looking for a Term Lawyer for its Northern Area Office [located in La Ronge].  Please submit resume with references prior to June 11, 2015.  Read More

The law firm of Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab requires a full-time Property Assistant/Paralegal.  Read More

MDW Law is growing again. We are seeking a Property Paralegal to assist our lawyers with real estate transactions. We are an innovative law firm and are prepared to consider creative/flexible work hours or arrangements. The successful candidate will have no less than two years of experience in property law. Compensation is negotiable and based on experience. Read More

Seeking Associate Lawyer Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest. Ensuring that lawyers are competent and ethical and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society, is how we fulfill our public interest mandate. Accounting Administrator Read More

Small firm in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, looking for new lawyer to focus on family law, and to assist with other general practice areas. Initially, a fee-splitting arrangement. Proven community service work an asset. Email, or call Jill or Jo-Ann at 849-1017 for more information.  Read More

Work, live and play in Yellowknife, the capital city of the Northwest Territories, home to a multi-cultural population of 20,000 people. The city is located on the north arm of Great Slave Lake, and western shore of Yellowknife Bay.  Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 16:00
Mindfulness for Lawyers Wednesdays May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 6pm - 7:15 Living Well IHC 2176 Windsor Street, Halifax led by Pamela Rubin, CCC, RCT-C, Ll.B., and Pat Ullman, Ll.B. $25 per class or $85 for the series  (drop-ins are fine!) Call 902 406 1500 to register — space is limited Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 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: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 08:30
See registration details below. Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Cape Breton University 1250 Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 17:30
On Monday, June 15 at 5:30 pm, the signing of Magna Carta (“The Great Charter”) will be celebrated in Halifax on its 800th anniversary. Signed in Runnymede, England, on June 15, 1215, the Magna Carta continues to have an impact today. This transformative milestone will be marked in Halifax at an event organized by Dr. Thomas Curran at the University of King's College. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00
Forced Marriage in Canada: Realities & Myths on the GroundPresented by the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) with ISANS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (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, June 17, 2015 - 18:00
Mindfulness for Lawyers Wednesdays May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 6pm - 7:15 Living Well IHC 2176 Windsor Street, Halifax led by Pamela Rubin, CCC, RCT-C, Ll.B., and Pat Ullman, Ll.B. $25 per class or $85 for the series  (drop-ins are fine!) Call 902 406 1500 to register — space is limited Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 (All day)
Halifax, Nova Scotia The Westin Nova Scotian Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm     Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 (All day)
Emotionally intelligent people are able to identify and assess their emotions and those of others and then use that information to guide their actions and influence the actions of others. While cognitive skills are important, it is emotional intelligence that has the greatest impact on people’s ability to be productive and work well with others. Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 19, 2015 - 05:30
Don't miss out on the fun! $15.00 includes one drink and appetizers. Please register on or before June 15, 2015:    Read More
Event Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 02:00
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