August 31, 2015 InForum Issue

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Society news

The NS Court of Appeal has set dates for the hearing of the Society's appeal in the TWU matter as well as dates for filing of facta by all the parties. A copy of the order may be found here.   Read More

The Courts have developed enhancements to how the Civil Procedure Rules are published on the Courts’ website. On their interactive Rules and Forms pages, all Rule text is now in HTML, providing searchable, faster and more mobile-friendly access. Read More

Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) adopted a package of omnibus amendments to the Model Code on October 10, 2014. The package included amendments to the definitions section, new rules on language rights, revisions to the conflicts rules flowing from the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Canadian National Railway Co. v. Read More
Professional development

ADVERTISING LAW ADVERTISING AND MARKETING LAW IN CANADA / Pritchard, Brenda; Vogt, Susan — 5th ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2015. [KB 68.A3 P961 2015] CHILDREN CHILDREN'S LAW HANDBOOK / Zuker, Marvin A; Kirwin, Lynn M — 3d ed. — Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2015. [KB 137 Z93 2015] Read More

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

The new Limitations of Actions Act will be coming into effect on September 1, 2015, and one of the many questions we have been receiving most often is about the effect of the ultimate fifteen-year limitation period and file retention: “how long do I have to keep my files?” Read More

The following email purportedly from “Morihiro Gotoh” requests representation in a business transaction: From: Morihiro Gotoh [mailto : morihirogotoh @ outlook. com] Sent: August-22-15 07:32 AM Subject: Legal Matters Read More

Homewood Human Solutions’ e-AP app mobilizes the resources of the Assistance Program for instant, anytime, anywhere access. The app can be used in English (e-AP) and in French (PA-e). Read More

The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel. Read More

For the next phase of the HVAC renovation project underway at the Law Courts at 1815 Upper Water Street, the Barristers’ Gowning Rooms — separate change rooms and washrooms for men and women and a shared lounge — have moved to the third floor at the Law Courts, on the south side of the building. Read More

A new Limitation of Actions Act ​– which sets standard time limits to file civil lawsuits – was passed by the Nova Scotia Legislature in the fall of 2014. Subsequently this legislation was amended in the spring of 2015. The new Limitation of Actions Act will be proclaimed in force and effective on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. 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: Read More
Other news

Application for this year’s program (2015-2016) due now!Overseas Placements In Africa, The Caribbean and Asia: 2015-2017 Read More

My name is Samira Zayid and I am a Senior Staff Lawyer at Nova Scotia Legal Aid. Read More

The family of the late Carol Mae MacPhee, of Central Onslow, is trying to locate a copy of her will. Mrs. MacPhee was born on July 13, 1941, and passed away on August 14, 2015, at the age of 74. It is believed that a Truro lawyer drafted the will. Anyone with information is asked to please contact David MacMillan, Mrs. MacPhee’s son, at 1 647 770 8213 as soon as possible.   Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Paul W. Goldberg, Halifax – August 18, 2015 Obituary  Read More

Please be advised that, effective August 31, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is moving to: Park Lane Terraces 3rd Floor, 5657 Spring Garden Road Halifax Our move to this fully accessible and central location will help to better serve all clients in the Halifax Region. Read More
Awards and congratulatory messages

The Society is pleased to announce that Ron J. MacDonald QC is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award. Read More

Truro office of busy law firm requires an experienced legal assistant to commence full time employment immediately. Experience in family law highly desirable, with a minimum of two years legal experience. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please direct resumes, in confidence, to:     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 and managing court documents and correspondence  Read More

If you are an ambitious individual looking to practice law in a rural community but in a busy practice with interesting and different types of work, we would like to talk to you. Pickup MacDowell, a well-established law firm in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, is seeking an Associate Lawyer. 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

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

Noseworthy Di Costanzo Diab is a well established law firm located in Halifax and currently has opportunities for associates to join our growing practice.    We are seeking lawyers who are self-motivated and preferably have an existing clientele.  Please reply in confidence to John Di Costanzo at  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

Power, Dempsey, Leefe & Reddy, located in Bridgewater, is one of the longest serving law firms in the South Shore region. Read More

Reference Number:  032-15 EECompany: Emera EnergyLocation:  Halifax, NSType of Employment:  Regular Full TimeNumber of Positions: 1  Read More

The Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA) provides professional liability insurance for lawyers practicing in 7 of Canada's province's and its 3 territories. The non-profit association was created to be a reliable and cost-effective source of insurance for the members of its subscribing Law Societies. Read More

I am a property paralegal with over 7 years experience in a high volume position.   Looking for full time not maternity  Email:    Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Are you interested in gaining hands on experience in a wide variety of areas of law including entertainment law, intellectual property law, wills and estates, tax or just have an interest in the needs of local artists? If so, ALIS might be an organization that would interest you! We have an active board where each director participates in chairing different committees within the Board. Read More

Veith House is a multiservice non-profit located in Halifax’s North End. We offer a wide range of programs focusing on three key areas for children, families, and individuals: healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy relationships. We believe that these are the pillars that build healthy neighbours, who together create heathy neighbourhoods. Read More

The On-Point Volunteers Association, a new non-profit organization in Nova Scotia, is seeking professionals for advisory support and board positions as it incorporates. The organization aims to focus on group volunteer events, with the hope that volunteering together can build confidence for people who: Read More

A full compliment to our board will strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission and mandate. Our vision is of healthy, hopeful and empowered individuals, supported by a caring and involved community. We need people that understand the challenges, stigmas, and systematic issues faced by women and girls involved in, and at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. Read More

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: 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: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 19:00
Ethics in the Evening Program:Toxic Legacies: Environmental Racism in Mi’kmaw & African Nova Scotian Communities Discussion lead by:Dr. Ingrid WaldronAssistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00
"Protest and Permanent Injunctions in the Aboriginal Context" Nunatukavut Community Council v. Nalcor Energy Speaker: Jason Cooke, Burchells LLP  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:00
"The Implied Duty of Good Faith in Contract Performance" Speakers: Michael Pugsley & Sean Foreman - Department of Justice    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: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00
Rethinking Legal Capacity from a Disability Rights Perspective: Pitfalls and Possibilities  Michael Bach, PhD Canadian Association for Community Living; and Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society 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: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:30
Builders' Lien Act – Personal Liability for Breaches of Trust Ceilidh Construction v. Optimum Construction Speaker: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 17:30
Corinne Boudreau of Two Certainties Law Inc. will provide her insights on legal innovation, focusing on how new Pricing Models and Legal Technology are shaping how legal services are going to be delivered in the future.  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: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00
"Maximizing the Impact of Your Own Expert - Before Trial." Speaker: Glenn R. Anderson, Q.C., Nova Scotia Department of Justice  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 17:30
"Pre-Trials and Case Management" Speaker: The Hon. Associate Chief Justice Lawrence I. O'Neil , Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 09:00
Legaltech® is coming to Canada as Legaltech® Toronto! Read More
Event Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:00
"Nova Scotia's New Pension Benefits Act – What You Need To Know" Speakers: Hugh Wright, McInnes Cooper Kiersten Amos, McInnes Cooper  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 17:00
"Tricks For Your Treasure Hunt: A Refresher On Legal Research" Speaker: Jennifer Taylor, Stewart McKelvey  Read More
Event Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 14:00
Are you carrying a heavy case load, completing work at the last minute, plagued by constant interruptions, inundated with information, drowning in paper, overloaded by email, handling too much work yourself, or spending too much time at the office? In short, do you have too much to do and not enough time? 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: Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 17:30
"New Model CCAA and Receivership Orders, with a view from the Bench" Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 02:30
Ruth March (KPMG) and Sarah Dykema (McInnes Cooper) will review changes to the Income Tax Act coming into effect on Jan.1, 2016, including: Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 19:00
On Friday, October 30, 2015, local amateur musicians will take up their instruments to battle for the title of "Halifax's Best" at Rock for Dimes Halifax, a battle of the bands fundraiser. This is the tenth year for the fundraiser. Close to $250,000 has been raised to date in Halifax at this annual event. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 7th Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues 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: Monday, November 30, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Internet Law & The Competitive Edge Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Managing Regulatory Risks: Compliance, Inspections And Investigations Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Internet Law & The Competitive Edge Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Dangers for Directors - Infinite Risks: How to be an Effective Director in Today's World Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: 8th Annual Corporate Governance: Taking Stock of a Changing Landscape Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here:4th Annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: Coping With the Onslaught   Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Dangers for Directors - Infinite Risks: How to be an Effective Director in Today's World Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)
View brochure here: Managing Regulatory Risks: Compliance, Inspections And Investigations Read More
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