August 04, 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 following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: The Winds of Change SLAW | July 29, 2015 By Karen Dyck Read More

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, July 24, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, 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 members have changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Richard Martin Jordan Sara Jennifer Knight The following members have changed to Non-Practising status: Read More
Professional development

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

The July 2015 newsletter from the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice is now available online at The new edition features the following articles: Read More
Tips from LIANS

Interested in sharing your own knowledge and experiences? Assisting a mentee develop their legal career? Expanding your own professional network? Boosting your own professional development? Read More

LIANS has been received numerous reports of the following scam attempt purportedly from “Reegan Newton” of CGC Dredging, requesting representation in making a large commercial purchase.: From: Reegan Newton [mailto: reegnewton1 @ gmail. com] Sent: 30 juil. 2015 03:35 Subject: Counsel Read More

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

A Robing Ceremony will be held for the Hon. Justice Robert Gregan on Friday, September 4 at 11:00 am in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court courthouse in Amherst. The public is invited. Justice Gregan was appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division on June 24 by Peter MacKay QC, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Read More

Please take note of Circular 04/2015, a Notice to the Profession regarding recommendations from the Federal Court Case Management Working Group. Read More

OTTAWA, July 28, 2015 – The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, welcomes the appointment by Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Justice Russell S. Brown to the Supreme Court of Canada.  Read More

Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to Executive Council on July 24. Read More

The province's Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness says it will be well positioned to work toward a more competitive business environment in Nova Scotia after the hiring of four key staff. Fred Crooks, the new Chief Regulatory Officer of Nova Scotia, announced the new team on July 30. Read More

Service Nova Scotia is looking to see if there is industry interest and expertise to partner with government to provide some registry services. A vendor pre-qualification will be issued later this summer on providing motor vehicle, land and companies registry services. It will also ask interested companies or vendors for their qualifications. 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 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

Gayle Karding has been appointed as a Crown attorney in the Dartmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. "Ms. Karding's background in criminal prosecutions along with her experience in forfeiture matters make her a solid addition to our team of Crown attorneys," said Martin Herschorn, Director of Public Prosecutions, in announcing the appointment on July 31. 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

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

One year contract Staff Lawyer position in Yarmouth, NS practising criminal and family law. Read More

FAMILY LAWYER   Small firm in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, looking to hire someone who has recently finished their articles, or has practised for a year or two (or more), and is looking for work mostly in family law, and with opportunity to develop other practice areas of personal interest. Read More

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.  We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.  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

One year contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, NS practicing in family law. Read More

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. Read More

We are looking for an associate to join our busy family law practice in Halifax. Must have at least 1 - 2 years of experience in family law/litigation. Consideration may also be given to those with experience in property/wills and estates.   The successful candidate will have excellent client service and communication skills. 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: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:00
Prince Edward Island is playing host to the first annual Summer Sessions for Collaborative Professionals. 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: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 16:00
2015 Recognition Reception Jill Perry, President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, invites you to attend the 2015 RECOGNITION RECEPTION September 18, 2015 | 4:00 - 5:30 pmBluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax1990 Barrington Street Read More
Event Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 09:00
Are you interested in creating positive and sustainable change in your community? Are you passionate about issues involving mental illness and the criminal justice system?  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: Wednesday, September 23, 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: 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: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 18:30
You are cordially invited to the Cape Breton Barristers’ Society 2015 Bench & Bar Dinner honouring Justice Robin C. M. Gogan, Justice Robert M. Gregan, Justice Lee Anne MacLeod-Archer, and Judge Daniel A. MacRury.   WHEN: Saturday, November 28, 2015 TIME: Reception - 6:00 pm; Dinner - 7:00 pm  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Information Privacy And Data Protection Read More
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