July 20, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is in the process of building a new model of regulating legal services, in a manner that is risk-focused, proactive, principled and proportionate. Read More

The Courts are now developing enhancements to how the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia are published on the Courts of Nova Scotia website. Rule text will be in HTML, providing faster and more mobile-friendly access. Read More

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for this Friday, July 24, 2015. The agenda and meeting documents are available on the Council materials page of the Society's website:  Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Robert James McCleave  Read More
Professional development

The new Barristers’ Library Discovery Catalogue is now live at With one search, find Read More

CIVIL PROCEDURE CIVIL LITIGATION / Olivo, Laurence; Kelly, Mary Ann — 3d ed. — Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2014. [KB 190 O48 2014] EXAMINATIONS IN CIVIL TRIALS: THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS / Hollander, John — Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015. [KB 190 H734 2015] DEBTOR AND CREDITOR Read More
Access to Justice

JusticeTrans is a mobile phone application and website. Its vision is to be the most up-to-date application offering legal information about transgender rights across Canada. JusticeTrans will help foster an environment where transgender Canadians are increasingly aware of their legal rights in the face of an ever-changing legal environment. Read More
Tips from LIANS

A recent study revealed that 91% of employees claim that ineffective communication with their employer is the number one complaint they have about their work environment. Some of the issues raised included not recognizing employee contributions, not providing clear instruction, and not providing constructive criticism. Read More

Emails offering money transfers have again been circulating that falsely claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). These emails will ask the user to send along their social insurance, credit card, bank account and passport numbers to obtain a refund. They are told that until they provide their sensitive personal information, the refund to which they are entitled will not be dispensed. Read More

The following contains, in part, an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider. When you reflect on your childhood, you probably have some special memories that stand out. So often what comes to mind are the little things we did with one or both parents, or with a close family member or friend. Read More

Please note, the phone number used for Telephone Date Assignment Conferences and Telephone Trial Readiness Conferences at the Halifax Law Courts will change as of Friday, July 10, 2015. Read More

Provinces and territories will work together to trace and locate parents who are not paying court-ordered child support. Premier Stephen McNeil and B.C. Premier Christy Clark will work with justice ministers across Canada to explore ways of strengthening the maintenance enforcement system and to improve the rate of collection of payments awarded to families by the courts. 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

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: An Act to Amend Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2011, the Elections Act, S.N.S. 2015, c.17, s.103 NS Gaz Pt 2, 07/10/2015 NS Reg 237/2015 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
Other news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent deaths of the following colleagues. We extend our condolences to their friends and family. Read More

News releases from the federal Department of Justice are available at this link: The following announcements were released since the last edition of InForum: Read More

20 years experience in most areas of practice worked for major firms in Toronto and Halifax proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, PC Law, spreadsheet applications and conducting research on the internet proven performer in accurately preparing court documents  Read More

IMP Group International Inc. is a privately owned, diversified company focused on global, sustainable growth, with 4,000 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers in aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information services, hospitality and property development business units. Read More

I am a lawyer with membership in the Law Society of Saskatchewan seeking an associate position in Halifax. I have been enrolled in the LLM program at the University of Saskatchewan for the past two years; I anticipate my thesis defence date will be in September, and must find employment before that time. Read More

I have recently graduated from the University of New Brunswick and am looking to obtain an articling position in Nova Scotia. I am organized and hardworking with a keen sense of time management. My experience working in the hospitality industry has allowed me to develop excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 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

The James S. Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law, named after James S. Palmer, Q.C. (LL.B. 1952) and established in 2015, was created through the generous support of James S. Palmer and the Palmer Family. Read More

McInnes Cooper is among the top business law firms in Canada, with nearly 500 members and seven offices, serving clients across North America and abroad. Read More

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions.The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service.  Read More

Our firm is currently recruiting a Family Lawyer. In this role you will become part of the Mac, Mac & Mac team where you will serve our existing client base as well as develop your own portfolio. We offer the chance for someone with experience to join a reputable legal team, with the lifestyle benefits of practice in a non-metropolitan community. Read More

Irving Shipbuilding, located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company’s primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Read More

Wickwire Holm, an established law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant. This position is a permanent, full-time position with the hours of work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More

Notice of Opportunity for Fixed-Term Agreement as Agent of the Director of Public Prosecutions Read More

Our firm is currently recruiting a Litigation Lawyer. In this role you will become part of the Mac, Mac & Mac team where you will serve our existing client base as well as develop your own portfolio. We offer the chance for someone with experience to join a reputable legal team, with the lifestyle benefits of practice in a non-metropolitan community. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Excellent opportunity for anyone interested in serving on a diverse board with a common goal: bringing fresh, accessible and affordable food to the Gottingen Street community.  This Board worked hard to make the vision of a community co-operative grocery store come to light and it requires strong and keen members to keep the store moving forward. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 16:30
  You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 13th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.   Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 18:00
The Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (Dr. Ingrid Waldron, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University) and the Halifax Central Library would like to invite you to "Connecting the Dots: Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia". Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:30
  CLE Day 2 - One and DoneA 12-hour extravaganza of CLE featuring the Hon. Justice Tom Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada as an evening speaker, sponsored by the Pictou County Barristers’ Society Fees will be $175, starts at 8:30 am at Pictou Lodge, Braeshore and wraps up by 8:00 pm the same day. Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:00
This two-day seminar on ‘decision writing’, offered jointly by the CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (CIAJ) and the COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS (CCAT), is for members of administrative agencies, boards, tribunals, etc. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 09:00
Conference on Innovation and Access to Justice Thursday, October 1 & Friday, October 2, 2015 Centre St-Pierre, 1212 Panet Street, Montreal (Quebec) ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Cloud 2.0 – Drafting And Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreements Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 08:45
Following on the heels of the work of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this Conference presents a unique opportunity for everyone within the administration of justice to consider how best to work towards reconciliation. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 3rd Annual Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations:Just The Facts Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 19:30
The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) is pleased to announce its first Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference, taking place November 18-20, 2015, in Ottawa. Conference Grants for Canadian Crown Prosecutors  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Dealing With The Lease: What's Next? The Future is Now Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 09:00
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 Maison du développement durable 50 Sainte-Catherine Street West Montreal (QC) CO-CHAIRS:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 8th Annual Advertising And Marketing Law: Less Is The New More Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (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 15, 2016 (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: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:00
Prince Edward Island is playing host to the first annual Summer Sessions for Collaborative Professionals. Read More
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