INFORUM

February 01, 2016 InForum Issue

Society news

The Society is pleased to share a mid-year update from President Jill Perry, as an extension of The President’s View column that appears in The Society Record magazine each spring and fall. 

President Jill Perry

It’s been a very busy three months at the Barristers’ Society. I – along with the Executive Director and the other officers – have devoted much time to what we jokingly refer to as our “roadshow.” Unfortunately, there is no band and (perhaps fortunately) there is no van. However, there is a deep commitment to consulting with the membership regarding some of the big changes on the horizon for how the practice of law is regulated in Nova Scotia.

We refer to the new model of regulation as “Legal Services Regulation” and you can find the details of the policy directions here. You can also test-drive one aspect of the new regulatory model and let us know how it goes; you can find the self-assessment tool here.  

The mandate of the Society is to regulate the legal profession in the public interest – not in the interest of lawyers. That said, the two sets of interests are not mutually exclusive; we recognize that the public is well served when lawyers are able to deliver legal services in every region of this province in a manner that addresses the needs of diverse clients and is profitable and rewarding for lawyers. 

This recognition fuels our commitment to consultation. We have met with hundreds of lawyers in Sydney, New Glasgow, Truro, Kentville, Yarmouth and Halifax. It has been very helpful to hear from lawyers in varying forms of practice in different regions of the province.

The roadshow might be nearing completion but it is not too late to weigh in. Please reach out to me, Darrel Pink, or your elected Council member if you have questions or concerns. Your input matters.

The Society’s Professional Standards Committees for Real Estate and Law Office Management are seeking input from the membership on three Standards. You can review the proposed Standards below as a PDF or a Word document:

Please submit comments and suggestions pertaining to any of these new Standards to info@lians.ca by February 19, 2016

The next application for disposal of undistributed trust funds will be made in February 2016.  Submissions should be received at the Society's offices no later than February 18, 2016.

If you wish to make an application for the disposal of undistributed trust funds, please refer to the Procedure and Sample Documents (also available on the Trust accounts and Forms pages of the Society’s website), or contact Elaine Cumming, Professional Responsibility Counsel, at (902) 422 1491 or ecumming@nsbs.org.

The Schulich School of Law and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society cordially invite you to attend the twenty-fifth annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Room 105, Weldon Law Building
Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal ProfessionThis year’s panelists are legal ethics scholars Adam Dodek and Alice Woolley, with Professor Richard F. Devlin of the Schulich School of Law. Founding members of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics, Professors Dodek and Woolley were named by Canadian Lawyer to be among the 25 most influential figures in Canada’s legal profession. They recently co-edited In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession (UBC Press, 2016), released on January 1.

In the new book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising lawyers draw on real-life stories -- case studies, biography and memoir -- to examine the tension between ethics and the law. It brings to life the ethical challenges lawyers face and raises important questions about what it means be a "good" lawyer. Professor Devlin contributed a chapter celebrating the egalitarian legal practice of Halifax’s Burnley Allan (Rocky) Jones, "Begun in Faith, Continued in Determination". Read an abstract about the book online, including the table of contents, introduction and foreword by Paul Wells of Macleans

Alice Woolley is Professor and Associate Dean Academic in the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. She is the author of Understanding Lawyers' Ethics in Canada and co-editor of Lawyers' Ethics and Professional Regulation. Adam Dodek is Vice-Dean Research and Associate Professor in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Solicitor-Client Privilege and The Canadian Constitution, as well as co-editor of five other books.

Further details about the lecture will be announced shortly.

About the Wickwire Lecture series
To view videos of past lectures in the series, visit the F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics page, located in the Public Lectures section of the Schulich School of Law website at http://www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html.

Frederick B. (Ted) Wickwire QC was educated in Halifax and practised in the field of corporate and commercial law with a special interest in property rights, as senior partner in the firm MacInnes Wilson Flinn Wickwire. In 1977, he was appointed the first Chairman of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. 

Mr. Wickwire worked tirelessly to ensure that Nova Scotia barristers maintained a level of uncompromised professionalism. To this end, he served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Legal Ethics Committee, oversaw the creation of the original handbook on ethics and professional conduct for Nova Scotia lawyers, and was Society President, a position he held at the time of his death on March 22, 1991. For his work with both the Society and the development of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia, he earned the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service posthumously in October 1991. 

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

Goal to promote equity and diversity
The Lawyers Weekly | Jan. 22, 2016 edition
By donalee Moulton

​Nova Scotia lawyer David Richey ordered to end practice
Chronicle-Herald | January 21, 2016
(weblink no longer available) 

Allnovascotia.com (subscription only)

  • Frank DeMont up for Bar Boss (Jan. 25)
Council

New Glasgow lawyer Frank E. DeMont QC will be Second Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society for the 2016-2017 Council year. 

A member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1990, Mr. DeMont is an elected member of Council for Central District and current Chair of the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct Committee. He spent nine years as a Society-appointed representative on the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission.

Frank DeMont QC

As a sole practitioner at DeMont Law, he has a growing arbitration practice and a strong focus in municipal and corporate/commercial law. His clients range from ‘mom and pop’ entrepreneurs to some of the larger businesses in northern Nova Scotia. He has served as Town Solicitor for New Glasgow since 2008 and Solicitor for the Pictou County Shared Services Authority since 2011. Previously, Mr. DeMont was a partner in a small firm for 11 years and a staff lawyer at Nova Scotia Legal Aid for five years. He has practised extensively in criminal law, acted in family, wills, estates and real estate matters, and was among the inaugural group of lawyers trained to roll out the Land Registration Act in 2003.

Extensive community work has also honed his leadership acumen. He is a Past President of the Pictou Chamber of Commerce and the New Glasgow Rotary Club, and chaired a fundraising campaign that raised $1 million for high school enhancements. Volunteer contributions include serving on the boards for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Atlantic Institute (ADRAI), Weeks Hockey Organization and Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League.  

Upon graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 1989, he spent the first part of his legal career as an associate with Coady Filliter in Halifax before joining Nova Scotia Legal Aid in New Glasgow. He received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2013 and his Qualified Mediator (Q. Med) designation in 2012.

Mr. DeMont will assume the post of Second Vice-President and its responsibilities after the Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting in June. R. Daren Baxter QC, TEP of McInnes Cooper in Halifax will serve as President, with Julia Cornish QC of Sealy Cornish Coulthard in Dartmouth as First Vice-President. 

 

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, January 22, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website
 
The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Society’s offices at 9:00 am. 
Credentials

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:

  • Megan Elizabeth Cuming
  • Rebecca Dawn Gasek
  • Amy Gladys Gibson Saab
  • Jonathan Joseph Serge Saumier

The Society welcomes the following new articled clerk:

  • Billy Joe Sparks

The following members have changed to Non-Practising status:

  • Kristelle Marie Campbell
  • Cameron Lyall Foster
  • Erin Alayne Hardy
  • John Todd Martin
  • Peter John Ewing McDonough, QC
  • Melissa Marie Schroeder
  • Dennis W. Theman
  • David Raymond Thomas

The following member has changed to Life Member status:

  • Lawrence Joseph Hayes, QC

The following members have changed to Retired status:

  • Raymond E. Klapstein
  • David W. Richey

The following members have resigned: 

  • Susan Elizabeth Allen
  • John Robert Cowan Angel
  • Krista Leeanne Attwood
  • Isabelle M.J. Bertazzo
  • Margaret Vera Blackmore
  • Andrew Owen Brown
  • Michelle Karen Chan
  • Carli Renee Van Maurik
Professional development

BANKRUPTCY

  • BENNETT ON BANKRUPTCY / Bennett, Frank — 18th ed. — Markham, ON: LexisNexis Canada, 2016. [KB 113 B471 2016]

CROSS EXAMINATION

  • CROSS EXAMINATION: THE ART OF THE ADVOCATE / Salhany, Roger E; Edelson, Michael D; Clifford, W. Vincent — 4th ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2016. [KB 192 S164C 2016]

DISABILITY INSURANCE

  • DISABILITY MANAGEMENT: THEORY, STRATEGY AND INDUSTRY PRACTICE / Dyck, Dianne E.G — 5th ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 140 D994 2013]

ELECTRONIC GAMES INDUSTRY

  • VIDEO GAME LAW / Festinger, Jon; Metcalfe, Chris; Ripley, Roch — 2d ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2012. [KB 52 F418 2012]

LEGAL ETHICS

  • IN SEARCH OF THE ETHICAL LAWYER: STORIES FROM THE CANADIAN LEGAL PROFESSION / Dodek, Adam; Woolley, Alice — Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016. [KB 265 D643 2016]

PROCEDURE

  • ONTARIO COURTROOM PROCEDURE / Fuerst, Michael; Sanderson, Mary Anne — 3d ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 190 F352 2013]

SELF-HELP

  • EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL: WHEN THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE USE FEAR, OBLIGATION, AND GUILT TO MANIPULATE YOU / Forward, Susan — New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. [K 11 .S1 F692 1997]
  • LAW OF CONNECTION: THE SCIENCE OF USING NLP TO CREATE IDEAL PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS / Losier, Michael J — New York: Wellness Central, 2009. [K 11.S1 L879 2009]

TRADE MARKS

  • BRANDING AND COPYRIGHT FOR CHARITIES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS / Carter, Terrance S; Goh, U. Shen — 2d ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2014. [KB 162 C323 2014]
Access to Justice

IDEALaw is a student-run conference held every two years at the Schulich School of Law. The event brings together activists and legal communities to discuss meaningful legal solutions to social problems. This year’s theme is Access to Justice, a pressing issue for the Canadian justice system. In 2013, the Canadian Bar Association called Canadians’ ability to access the justice system “abysmal.” The conference has attracted many exciting speakers. It is open to the public and admission is by donation.

For complete details and to register, see the conference website at idealaw2016.weebly.com. For updates, follow IDEALaw 2016 on Twitter @IDEALawDal and on the conference Facebook page.   

Conference schedule

February 5: Keynote address by the Hon. Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada; 7:00 pm, Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

February 6: All Panels in Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University   

  • 8:30 am  — Opening remarks
     
  • 8:40 am – 10 am — Socioeconomic Barriers to Justice: The Social Determinants of Justice

Moderated by Evan Coole. Speakers: Vince Calderhead (N.S. Legal Aid), Kasari Govender (Executive Director West Coast LEAF, UBC Law), Shawna Hoyte QC (Dalhousie Legal Aid Service), Kaitlyn Mitchell (Ecojustice)

  • 10:10 am – 11:30 am — Access to Justice in the Criminal System: Miscarriages of Justice, Wrongful Convictions and Beyond

Moderated by Archibald Kaiser (Schulich School of Law). Speakers: El Jones (former Halifax Poet Laureate), Sean MacDonald, Chief Paul (PJ) Prosper (Mi’kma’ki All Points Services), The Honourable Justice David P.S. Farrar (Nova Scotia Court of Appeal)

  • 11:40 am – 1 pm — Nonhuman Animal Justice: Litigating a Better Future for Access to Justice

Moderated by Jodi Lazare (Schulich School of Law). Speakers: Lesli Bisgould (University of Toronto Law, Legal Aid Ontario), Chief Justice Catherine A. Fraser (Chief Justice of Alberta), Camille Labchuk (Animal Justice Canada)

  • 2 pm – 3:30 pm — Cyber Justice: The Internet as a Tool for Access to Justice

Moderated by Wayne MacKay QC (Schulich School of Law). Speakers: Dr. Pam Palmater (Chair of Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University), Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay (Canadian Legal Information Institute), David Fraser (McInnis Cooper), Benjamin Vandorpe (President and Founder of Justice Trans)

  • 3:30 pm – 4:50 pm — Immigration and Refugee Law: Breaking Down Barriers for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

Moderated by Constance MacIntosh (Schulich School of Law). Speakers: Lee Cohen (Halifax Refugee Clinic), Alex Neve (Amnesty International Canada), Francisco Rico-Martinez (Co-Director of the FCJ Refugee Centre), Katie Tinker (Halifax Refugee Clinic)

  • 4:50 pm — Closing Remarks by Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada
The following notice was posted and shared on January 21 by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project:  
 
After noticing a sharp upswing in the number of lawyers offering unbundled legal services, as well as other professionals including paralegals, coaches and even editors offering services to SRLs (self-represented litigants), NSRLP is creating a Canada-wide database that will serve two purposes – an information resource for SRLs looking for affordable assistance, and a means of connecting the many different professionals interested in working with SRLs.

The unbundling of legal services (or limited scope retainers (LSRs)) is just one adaptation that may help alleviate the access to justice barriers described in The New Litigants, a CBC “The National” documentary that explored the struggle of being a self-represented litigant in Canada, and featured the NSRLP. Lawyers offering carefully crafted services might be able to accommodate those individuals who are unable to afford full representation, but able to undertake some legal tasks themselves.

Our Twitter campaign, #whyunbundle?, reaches out to lawyers and provides information on limited scope retainers (for example this handbook published the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta branch). Our Twitter campaign asks lawyers willing to provide – or considering providing – unbundled legal services to contact us at representingyourselfcanada.com. You will be included in a database that eventually will be embedded in the NSRLP website (which is visited by more than 30,000 people each year).

We are also very interested in hearing from paralegals offering fixed fee services to SRLs as well as other professionals with complementary skills in other disciplines – mental health, public speaking, editorial, etc. – interested in working with SRLs. Please click here if you are a professional working with SRLs.
 

 

Tips from LIANS

LIANS is now offering three online forums:

  • "Small Talk" for solo and small firm practitioners;
  • "The Family Room" for family law lawyers; and
  • "Real Estate Assistants Forum" for real estate assistants and paralegals.

If you are interested in learning more about these forums, feel that these might be relevant to your practice, but have not received an invitation to join, please visit our website.

If you have any questions on these or any other risk- or practice-related matters, do not hesitate to contact Stacey Gerrard, LIANS Counsel with the Risk and Practice Management Program, at sgerrard@lians.ca or call 902 423 1300 ext. 345.

As we’ve alerted several times in the last year, lawyers continue to receive unsolicited emails with attachments that contain “spoofing” viruses. Although many of these arrive as .zip file attachments, they can arrive through any file type, including Microsoft Office documents. If you receive any unanticipated email with an unknown file attached, do not open the file until you send a new email (not a reply) to verify with the purported sender that the file is legitimate, as these emails appear to be coming from legitimate senders. Here is a sample of the wording used in a recent email with a virus-laden attachment:

From: Boris Wong

Subject: My Resume - Boris Wong

Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok.

Thanks
Boris Wong

“Spoofing” occurs when a spammer forges your email address to send spam to your email contact list, which fools spam filters into letting the message through and making the recipient more likely to open an email message from a recognized address.

If this has happened to you, it is advised that all passwords be changed immediately. Record your new password in a safe place and if you’ve used the same password and email combination on any other site, consider changing that password as well. For some tips on creating a password that is both highly secure yet easy to remember, read LIANS’ article on “Creating a ‘Super Password’”.

If your email address has been “spoofed”, notify your contact list as soon as possible with a warning for them not to click on any links they’ve received from your spam email. And as a general rule for all – never click on any suspicious links you receive in your email. If the sender is known to you but you are in doubt, verify the link first with them.

Although “Spoofers” are able to access email address lists through “cookies” (or data stored in a user’s web browser). To delete your browser’s cookies:

  • Internet Explorer: under ‘Tools’ menu, go to ‘Internet Options’ > ‘General’ and click the ‘Delete ...’ button under “Browsing History”. Check all of the options and hit ‘Delete’.
  • Google Chrome: Click the menu symbol in the top right corner, select ‘More tools’ > then ‘Clear browsing data’. Click the ‘Cookies and other site and plug-in data’ box (just that one), and in the drop-down menu choose ‘Obliterate the following items from: the beginning of time’. Then click ‘Clear browsing data’.
  • Firefox: Click the menu symbol in the top right corner, go to ‘Options’ > ‘Privacy’, and click ‘Clear all current history’. Check all of the options and click ‘Clear now”.

To report or seek advice on dealing with fraud and scam attempts, contact Cynthia Nield at cnield@lians.ca or 902 423 1300, x346.

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Human Solutions™, your health and wellness provider.

Although love and affect are strong emotions, people often experience difficulty communicating these feelings to one another. Here are some suggestions that may help you communicate love and affection better.

Being silent about your feelings may be interpreted as an expression of the absence of those feelings.

Strategies to adopt and adapt

Here are some strategies to help you convey your love and affection. Some focus on verbal communication, spoken or written, but there are other ways to let the person you care about know that you care. We suggest you personalize these strategies, and hope our examples will help you generate some ideas of your own.

Talk about your feelings

Speaking is the most direct way to convey your feelings. Your feelings for the person you love are simple and not complicated so you can put them into simple words. For example, "I love you" or "I love being with you and doing things together."

No doubt you experience these emotions frequently. Try giving voice to these feelings at least half the time you experience them. Be assured, the person listening will not tire of hearing them!

Sometimes actions speak louder than words

Caring behaviours are as important as caring words. Paying careful attention to the person you love is an example of caring behaviour.

  • Take an interest in the other person's daily life, what happened at work, or his or her relations with friends or family.
  • Listen to what he or she has to say. If the other person has a problem, you needn't feel you have to solve it for them. It is your understanding and sympathy that really matters.

Real listening means paying attention so that you can sum up what the other person has said. A real listener looks at the other person while he or she is talking.

Talk, listen and touch

Touching matters as much as talking and listening. Holding hands, hugs, kisses, all work very well as unmistakable signs of your love and affection. They are hard to overdo.

Some other ideas that work well

  • Phone your loved one at work just to say hello.
  • Write your loved one a note and put it on the fridge or his or her briefcase.
  • Do things together; a walk in the rain, a trip to the museum, a weekend in the country.
  • Plan something special for your loved one's birthday and/or your anniversary!
  • Take enough time to make your gifts personal. This means going beyond the usual box of chocolates, necktie, or new frying pan.

Persist

Remember, there's more than one way to deliver your message. Try some strategies and observe the consequences. Doing so will help you progress successfully towards communicating your love and affection.

However, if you have tried these suggestions and you find it difficult to apply the strategies or would like more ideas, you might benefit from professional help.

For more information and support in dealing with depression, along with resources and counselling to improve your health and wellness, visit the NSLAP website at www.nslap.ca. Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register. When you call the LAP number at 1 866 299 1299, your call will be answered any time, day or night, 365 days per year.

Courts

Two new instalments of Justice Doug Campbell's Family Law Practice Tips have been posted on the Courts of Nova Scotia website:  

  • #18 - "Marginal Rates Chart For 2016 Tax Year" 
  • #19 - "CPP Division on Marriage Break-Down"

Both new tips are available here: http://courts.ns.ca/Bar_Information/bar_home.htm#FamLawTips

Justice Campbell’s tips are posted on a regular basis, via the Information for Legal Professionals page. Subscribers to the Courts’ “Notices to the Bar” Twitter account will be notified each time new ones are posted. Subscribe here >

Province

The Society congratulates the following 10 lawyers on their new Queen's Counsel designations, announced January 20 by the Hon. Diana Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General:

  • Gregory Barro QC, Yarmouth
  • Catherine Benton QC, Bridgewater
  • Tara Erskine QC, Halifax
  • Paul Festeryga QC, Halifax
  • Kate Harris QC, Halifax​
  • Jennifer MacLellan QC, Halifax
  • Clyde Paul QC, Halifax
  • Michael Pugsley QC, Halifax
  • Mark A. Scott QC, Halifax
  • Michael Taylor QC, Bedford

The Queen’s Counsel designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and service.

"I congratulate this year's appointees," said Ms. Whalen. "They have made great contributions to the practice of law and to their communities throughout their careers." 

An independent advisory committee makes Queen's Counsel recommendations to cabinet. Criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the Bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law.

The next deadline for applications or nominations will be in September 2016. Details and forms will be available in the spring on the Queen’s Counsel process page of the Society’s website, and updates will be published in InForum.

 

 

The province has appointed Rodney Burgar as the new chair of the Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Board.

Mr. Burgar will take over from Chris Power who has been acting in the position since the departure of Elaine Sibson. Mr. Power will remain on the board as deputy chair.                                                                                                 

"Mr. Burgar is an experienced leader, and I know he will make a tremendous contribution to the Workers' Compensation Board and everyone it serves," Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan said in a January 20 announcement. "I want to congratulate Mr. Burgar on his appointment, and thank past chair Elaine Sibson and acting chair Chris Power for their hard work."

Mr. Burgar is an experienced CEO and director with over 30 years in the business and legal sectors. He has served as a director for a number of Crown corporations, including Innovacorp and Waterfront Development, as well as the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Pension Plan. He is certified as an independent director by the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a practising lawyer who has been a member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1984.

The appointment is for a five-year term with the possibility of reappointment.

The internal review into the escape of Marc Joseph Pellerin from Nova Scotia Sheriff's custody in early December is now complete.

The review outlines the details of Mr. Pellerin's escape, and makes recommendations on what could have been done to prevent this and future incidents. It found that sheriffs did not follow proper policy and procedures and there was an equipment failure. 

"Mistakes were made, some important procedures were not followed," Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen said in a January 25 announcement. "I am very disappointed, and I've ensured that immediate action will be taken."

On Dec. 5, 2015, Mr. Pellerin was being transported by Nova Scotia Sheriffs from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia for a court appearance on Dec. 8. He escaped custody while being moved from one sheriff's vehicle to another in Truro. He was recaptured three days later by the RCMP in Stewiacke.

The review found Mr. Pellerin was properly restrained in hand cuffs and leg irons when he was placed into the sheriff's vehicle for transport. However, he was successful in freeing himself from his hand restraints due to a unique ability to contort his hand, and was then able to free himself from the leg irons. The equipment has been sent to the manufacturer for review to determine if there was a malfunction.

The review also indicated that a number of important policies and procedures were not followed, such as completing a risk assessment, performing proper checks, making sure radios and cameras were accessible and working properly, and ensuring restraints were in place before opening the secure door to let the offender exit the vehicle.

"This was a combination of human error and equipment failure that we take seriously," said Fred Hildebrand, director of Sheriff Services. "It is clear that we need to do a better job of making sure our staff are following our policies and procedures, and we are committed to doing the training, equipment review, and policy updates needed."

As a result of the report, the risk assessment policy has been updated. Additional training for sheriffs will be required and key policies relating to radios and closed circuit television use will be updated.

To read the report, visit novascotia.ca/just/updates.asp.

Nova Scotians with a speeding ticket and other summary offense tickets will now have the option of paying online.

"This is part of a continued effort to make more government services available online," Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen said in a Jan. 19 announcement. "The option to pay online will reduce wait times and speed up processing times."

Payments can be made online for a variety of summary offense tickets, including speeding tickets or other infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act and the Liquor Control Act.

The option to pay online will be available around the clock and processed immediately. This will be helpful when someone is renewing their driver's licence and realize they have outstanding fines. Once fines are paid online, this information will be immediately available to Access Nova Scotia. Currently, payments are accepted by going to any courthouse, over the phone, or by mailing a personal cheque or money order.

There are approximately 100,000 summary offense tickets issued each year. In 2015, more than $21 million in payments for summary offense tickets were made. This includes outstanding fines that were paid from previous years. 

For more information, or to pay a summary offense ticket, visit: novascotia.ca/just/nsjustice/

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/

The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:  

JUSTICE: Find all DOJ announcements at http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/communications/

  • Death in Custody at Cape Breton Correctional Facility (Jan. 31)
  • Internal Review of Prisoner's Escape from Sheriffs Complete (Jan. 25)
  • Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced (Jan. 20)
  • Speeding Ticket Online Payments Now Available (Jan. 19)

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/

  • Government Contributes to Good Neighbour Energy Fund (Jan. 21)

ACADIAN AFFAIRS — UPD — Minister Announces Committee to Examine the Role of Acadian Affairs (Jan. 29)

AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS — African Heritage Month Celebrates No. 2 Construction Battalion (Jan. 27)

CANCER CARE N.S. — Volunteers Needed to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking (Jan. 20)

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE

  • Glace Bay Community Organization Receives Support (Jan. 29)
  • Nominations Open for Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award (Jan. 22)
  • Province Unveils Heritage Day Flag (Jan. 19)

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • Survey to Study Students Career Intentions and Perceptions (Jan. 28)
  • Transition Task Force Working to Help Students Succeed

ENERGY — Government to Grant Regulatory Approvals for Natural Gas Storage Project (Jan. 21)

FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD

  • 2016-17 Budget Consultations Begin (Jan. 28)
  • Province Releases 2016-17 Capital Plan (Jan. 19)

HEALTH/WELLNESS — Department Redesign to Improve Focus on Health-care Results (Jan. 26)

INNOVACORP — I-3 Technology Start-up Winners Announced (Jan. 21)

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION

  • Minimum Wage Increasing April 1 (Jan. 27)
  • Dalhousie Graduate Students Receive Scholarships (Jan. 20)
  • Rodney Burgar appointed new Chair of Workers' Compensation Board (Jan. 20)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR — New Season of Public Events Celebrate Nova Scotia Heritage and Excellence (Jan. 27)

PREMIER'S OFFICE

  • Executive Council Office Consolidated (Jan. 28)
  • Murray Coolican named Deputy Minister of Business (Jan. 28) 

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

Proclamations are published in the Royal Gazette, Part II, which is issued every other week and is available by subscription. Unofficial copies of the Royal Gazette, Part II are available online through the Registry of Regulations website.

The Office of the Legislative Counsel maintains a Proclamations of Statutes database, providing the effective dates of proclamations for statutes from 1990 to date. The database is updated with information received weekly from the Executive Council Office. To access the database, go to the Office of the Legislative Counsel’s website, then select Proclamations from the list of links on the left side of the page. The information provided by the database is for convenience only. For purposes of interpreting and applying the law, please consult official sources.

The orders in council authorizing the proclamations can be searched via the Orders in Council database maintained by the Executive Council Office. This database contains information about orders in council dating back to 1991.

This notice has been prepared by Society staff in Library & Information Services.

Other news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague, Harry Wrathall QC. He received the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2002, and served as the Society’s President in 1987-1988. We extend our condolences to his friends and family.

  • Harry Edwards Wrathall QC, Wallace Bridge (formerly of Dartmouth) – January 19, 2016 Obituary

(Ottawa, Ont. – January 25, 2016) -- The quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission has begun its inquiry into the adequacy of the salaries and benefits paid to federally appointed judges and to prothonotaries of the Federal Court. The Commission welcomes comments from the public. A Notice setting out filing deadlines and directions for parties wishing to send in submissions can be found on the Commission’s Website at www.quadcom.gc.ca.

Quick Facts

  • The inquiry is held every four years, pursuant to s. 26 of the Judges Act.
     
  • The first Quadrennial Commission was established in September 1999, with subsequent Commissions in 2003, 2007 and 2011.  This is the fifth Commission.
     
  • The Commission consists of three members appointed by the Governor in Council. One member is nominated by the judiciary, and in the case of this Commission that member is Mr. Peter Griffin. The second member is nominated by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. In this instance, that member is Ms. Margaret Bloodworth. These two members together nominated Mr. Gil Rémillard to act as the Chair of the Commission.
     
  • In conducting its inquiry, the Commission examines the various submissions it receives keeping in mind the following factors:

-    the prevailing economic conditions in Canada, including the cost of living, and the overall economic and current financial position of the federal government;
-    the role of financial security of the judiciary in ensuring judicial independence;
-    the need to attract outstanding candidates to the judiciary; and
-    any other objective criteria that the Commission considers relevant.

  • Under the provisions of the Judges Act the Commission must submit a report containing its recommendations to the Minister of Justice, who shall respond to the report within four months of receiving it.

See the original news release in English et en français.

The Public Trustee of Nova Scotia is seeking a Will that may have been prepared for the late Stella Marie Clements. The Will would have been prepared within a few years after July 1973. The Will would have been prepared by a lawyer in the Halifax area. Mrs. Clements lived in the Fairview area of Halifax and was married to Herbert Hector Clements, who died in July 1973.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Adrienne Bowers at 902 424 7760 or by email at adrienne.bowers@novascotia.ca.  

Seeking a missing will for Murray Louis Burns, drafted in 1988 or 1989 or another at a later date, likely in the Halifax region. His date of birth is November 29, 1945 and at the time his will was drafted, he would have resided on Muriel Avenue in Dartmouth.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact:  

Owen D. Burns, Lawyer
Wilbur Law Offices 
706B Coverdale Road
Riverview, New Brunswick
Canada  E1B 3L1
bus: 506 387 7715
fax: 506 387 5875

Looking to speak with a male lawyer in the Sydney area who drafted a power of attorney and perhaps a will for Mrs. Mumtaz (Mary) Schombara in 2014 or early 2015. If you have any information, please contact W. Briann Smith QC at Smith Evans (902) 463-8100.

Mrs. Schombara is in her 80s, and her last address was 61 Main Street, Sydney. She immigrated to Canada from Pakistan, was educated in the United States and practised as a nurse in Nova Scotia. She was married to (and later divorced from) a Guhnter Schombara, who is now deceased. 

Paralegal students at Eastern College are seeking four-week unpaid internships for the upcoming timeframes:

Starting dates:

  • February 22 (4 weeks)
  • March 7 (4 weeks)

Internship description:

Students are expected to complete a four-week unpaid internship as part of their diploma program. The internship is designed to provide the student with on the job experience and a chance to utilize their newly acquired skills. The students are expected to treat the internship as they would a paid position and are required to adhere to the company policies of the host employer which includes following an agreed upon work schedule. Employers are asked to provide exposure to, and experience in, the areas of interest relevant to paralegal field while providing and appropriate level of supervision while tasks are being executed. 

Learning expectations:

  • To be trained on policies and procedures for the firm/organization;
  • To interact with lawyers, administrative or other legal support staff;
  • To train on firm or department’s computer systems;
  • To train on firm’s filing system;
  • To be exposed to daily tasks such as typing, administration, dictation, and/or research and case file preparation; and
  • To observe interaction with clients.

Please contact:

Angela Grant, Employment Specialist
angela.grant@easterncollege.ca

Careers

A small and growing community based law practice in Halifax is seeking a family lawyer/ general practitioner to assume carriage of existing files and diversify the practice with the full support of the managing lawyer. This is a great opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who would like to have full control of their practice but may be reluctant to strike out on their own without support and/or mentorship. Administrative and marketing support are also provided.

This is a very equitable fee splitting arrangement. 

Please forward a CV and covering letter / introudctory email as an expression of interest to empowerlawgroup@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

I am a foreign trained lawyer with eight years of experience and have recently passed the bar exam. Looking for a voluntary six month articling position before call to bar.

Email pmlaw13@gmail.com

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court now accepting applications for 2016 Clerkship Programs.

More information here:

The office of Boudrot Rodgers is now accepting resumes for a legal assistant with real estate conveyance experience to join our team at our newly acquired Baddeck office. This unique opportunity will afford the ideal candidate the ability to move, or move home, to Baddeck and enjoy the tranquil community Cape Breton/Baddeck is known for.   

The office is a small, one lawyer office and boasts a very healthy real estate practice. In addition to being the only assistant, the accepted candidate will also have an administrative role in managing the day to day operations of the office.   

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily correspondence, real estate document preparation, responding to client phone calls regarding the status of their real estate closing;
  • Preparing and managing files as well as diarizing important dates to follow up;
  • Requesting mortgage information statements and discharge statements for existing mortgages that are to be discharged on closing, as well as requesting tax certificates and confirmation of insurance;
  • Conducting judgment searches and reviewing parcel registers on Property Online, as well as registering deeds  and mortgages upon closing;
  • Reading and understanding closing instructions;
  • Preparing undertakings;
  • Liaising with legal assistants, clients, other lawyers, mortgage brokers, mortgage agents, realtors and banks on file progress;
  • Other duties as required.

 Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Legal Assistant in Real Estate Conveyancing/Closings;
  • Ability to read a parcel register and identify potential problems;
  • Formal Legal Assistant education and training an asset;
  • Advanced software skills, particularly with PCLaw, Time Matters and Property Online;
  • Ability to remain productive within time-sensitive and fast-paced environment;
  • Dedication to providing friendly, reliable, and prompt service to clients;
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately, and maintain mutual comfort level while relating to a diverse group of individuals;
  • Strong ability to perform well and be unfailingly diplomatic in a high pressure environment with multiple clients;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to multitask, establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision. 

 If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send your resume to:

Boudrot Rodgers
Attn: Michelle LeBlanc, Office Manager
Email: michelle@boudrotrodgers.com
Fax: 902-625-2801

Position: One year contract Staff Lawyer Position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing family law.

Qualifications: Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society with a thorough understanding of family law. Candidate should have experience in representing clients before the courts. Competency to conduct legal proceedings in both the English and French languages would be an asset.

Start Date: March 1, 2016

Salary Range: Per Legal Aid salary scale based on "Relevant Experience" as determined by the Commission at time of hire plus beneftis.

Closing Date: Febraury 10, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Reply to: 

Joseph A. Cameron, Internal Operations Director
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3M8
Fax:  902-420-3471
Email:  Joseph.Cameron@nslegalaid.ca

NSLA has an employment equity policy and encourages candidates from historically disadvantaged groups. While we appreciate all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications held in confidence.

The Law firm of Russell Piggott Jones, located in downtown Dartmouth, is looking for a property paralegal to start work immediately. 

Interested candidates should have at least 3 years previous experience working as a property paralegal, specifically working with purchases, sales, mortgages and title migrations. Proficiency in typing, computer systems, file management and property online processes is required. Must be highly motivated, energetic, a quick learner and have excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills.

Only those candidates selected for an interview shall be contacted. 

Please forward resume and preferred start work date in confidence to:

Stephen Russell
Russell Piggott Jones
srussell@rpj.ns.ca

Phone: 902-469-3030

44 Portland Street
Suite 500 - West Tower
Royal Bank Building
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 1H3

CORRESPONDENCE:
PO Box 913
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 3Z6

Burchell MacDougall, with offices in Truro, Halifax, Wolfville and Elmsdale, is a well-established full service law firm in Nova Scotia since 1944.

We are seeking an experienced lawyer with an established client base for our Elmsdale office. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who can work independently, as well as part of a team. This person will have the ability to further develop his or her client base and deliver the high quality legal services that the public has come to expect from Burchell MacDougall.Must be a member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.burchellmacdougall.com to learn more about our firm.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Linda Hupman at lhupman@burchellmacdougall.com or call 902-896-7566.

Please note that only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date: February 23, 2016

The Bureau of Pensions Advocates, Veterans Affairs Canada, has posted the position of Senior Director, Legal Operations. The position will be in Charlottetown and applicants must possess strong French and English language capacity. If you are interested, please see more details at the following link:

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=878576&toggleLanguage=en

Le Bureau de services juridiques des pensions, Anciens Combattants Canada, annonce le poste de Directeur/directrice, Opérations juridiques. Ce poste est situé à Charlottetown et les personnes intéressées doivent avoir de fortes capacités linguistiques en anglais et français. Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez voir les détails en cliquant le lien suivant :

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=878576&toggleLanguage=fr

 

 

I am an India/US educated international lawyer, having a total work experience of 4.5 years, including a three month summer associate position in the US. I have completed my NCA requirements and am required by the NSBS to article for a 12 month period.

I am an extremely diligent and hardworking person, with strong communication and research skills. I also have substantial experience dealing with clients internationally. Although my practice has largely involved intellectual property matters, I have some experience dealing with other areas of law as well. I also have had the opportunity to argue cases at various judicial and quasi judicial for a in India. 

I am looking forward to an opportunity to apply my skills and to learn in greater depth about the practice of Canadian law via an articling opportunity. I am based in the HRM area and may be contacted via phone at 902-403-4244 or via email at divyas2109@gmail.com.

Are you a person that is seeking balance in your professional and personal life? Are you seeking a position that will provide independence and financial stability? Tynes Law Office Inc., established in 2004, is a busy Dartmouth law firm that is proud to provide professional legal services to our clients in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on providing efficient legal services with a mission to maintain our client base.

Tynes Law Office is currently seeking an experienced Family Law Lawyer to take over the existing Family practice of another lawyer. We are seeking an experienced family law lawyer who is comfortable with maintaining client satisfaction, and who is experienced in the busy demands of a family law practice and who is completely comfortable and competent in appearing and litigating at all levels of court. Experience in Real Estate Law is also considered an asset.

This position is ideal for a mid-level associate who may simply need to change their practice focus or their current circumstances. We expect the lawyer to be able to work independently and welcome all the challenges and benefits of working in private practice. Experience level should be at least 5 years post call in order to effectively assume this busy practice.

Please respond in confidence to vtynes@tyneslaw.ca

This position is a fee splitting arrangement, however depending on the candidate, the partners are willing to discuss other means of remuneration.

Interested applicants should apply in confidence no later than February 5, 2016.

Associate lawyer position: TYNES LAW OFFICE INC.
530 Portland Street Suite 208
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4V6
Phone: 902-463-9634
Fax: 902-463-9608
Email: vtynes@tyneslaw.ca www.tyneslaw.ca

Dear Colleagues, 

I am from the maritime region, having grown up in New Brunswick, with a desire to return to the area to practice law.

I have recently graduated from Osgoode Hall law school with a General Master of Laws Degree with specialization in IP, Tax Law and Business Law. I earned my LL.B. in the UK and subsequently completed 10 challenge examination in Canadian Law and earned my Certificate of Qualification in 2014.

I have articled for 10 months in Ontario for a general practice firm. I am focusing on getting called to the bar, however I am open to clerking if there is room to stay on as an associate, once I am called.

Please email me at hansklohn@gmail.com if you could use assistance in your firm.

Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, Halifax and New Glasgow 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.

We are seeking an experienced lawyer for our Corporate/ Commercial/ Tax practice. This position will be based in our Halifax office.

The successful candidate will have 1-4 years’ minimum post-call experience either managing general corporate/commercial law files or corporate/commercial/tax law files including assisting clients with varied commercial, corporate and/or tax needs. We are looking for someone that has the ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships and client attraction.

The lawyer will focus on developing a strong client base and delivering high quality legal services including but not limited to:

  • General Corporate Commercial
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Divestitures and Spin-offs
  • Estate planning and Succession

Must be a member in good standing of a provincial bar and eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.

Candidates must have strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. We want to attract people who are committed to meeting the needs of our clients, are committed to the practice of law and committed to working at a firm that has the highest standards of practice.

Our lawyers work in a challenging and rewarding work environment that is motivating and supportive of their long term goals.

Interested candidates with a desire to grow their commercial/corporate/tax law practice should apply in confidence via email to Susan Shute at careers@pattersonlaw.ca.

Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit, community-based, feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression. The Centre provides immediate care and support, counselling, advocacy and community education.

The Centre is currently recruiting new members to join the woman-only Board of Directors. Individuals who come to the board will support Avalon’s vision and mission and be willing to offer their time and energy to the organization. A commitment of 4-8 hours a month includes monthly board meetings and committee work. We are seeking individuals who reflect diverse backgrounds and professional legal experience who can provide basic legal information in a range of areas.

For more information, please contact Kerry Copeland (kcopeland@eastlink.ca) or Sylvia Parris (svparris@eastlink.ca).

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Board of Directors welcomes interest from potential candidates from diverse communities.

www.avaloncentre.ca

Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:00 to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 20:00

Join LIANS for ABA TECHSHOW® 2016 Conference and EXPO (March 16-19 in Chicago), where lawyers, legal professionals and technology come together. Through the EXPO Hall, CLEs, and presentations, ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Learn to manage your business more efficiently, find new clients, and secure your data; even best practices and timesaving tips on the software you use daily. ABA TECHSHOW is dedicated to helping you understand what technology will best suit your needs, and is formatted for “Beginners through to the Techiest of Techies”. This year’s topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Social media and technology policies in the workplace
  • Sessions for Windows and Macs/iOS users
  • Improve client service using technology
  • Security awareness and phishing
  • Running a paperless office

Attend the Conference on a full SuperPass – with ten registrations, each member will pay only $499.50 USD per person! Contact Stacey Gerrard with your intent to attend, and she will coordinate payment with one cheque or credit card number for the registration fee (Code EP1622). Early registration deadline is February 8, 2016.

For additional information, contact Stacey Gerrard, LIANS Counsel, 902 423 1300 x 345 or sgerrard@lians.ca.

Event Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 19:00

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant Perspectives. 

Black Perspectives 

Free admission | Reception to follow

WATCH IT LIVE: www.ccepa.ca

This series is also supported by the Dalhousie University President’s Office and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions. 

poster

Event Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:30

Dalhousie Health Law and Policy Seminar - Patenting Outside the Law in Canadian Medical History

  • Tina Piper, Faculty of Law, McGill University

All welcome!
No registration required. Free.
Light lunch set out by noon in Rm 312.
Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

This series is hosted by the Dalhousie Health Law Institute with sponsorship from the Schulich School of Law and the CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics, and Policy (hlep.ca).

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00
 
Ms. Klein will present on intellectual property ownership, an overview of Canadian Intellectual Property Office services and upcoming changes at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
 
Speaker:
  • Cecile Klein, Business Development Officer, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
 
Cost:
$11.00 incl. HST (in person)
$10.00 incl. HST (conference call)
 
NOTE: Registration fees are payable in advance.  Registrations cannot be accepted or refunds issued after Monday, February 1, 2016
Event Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

Panels on:
  • Socioeconomic Barriers to Justice,
  • Wrongful Conviction,
  • Nonhuman Animal Justice,
  • Cyber Justice, and
  • Immigration and Refugees
February 6 from 8:30am - 4:50pm
​Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University, Halifax 
 
Closing remarks by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada
 
To register or for more information, please visit: idealaw2016.weebly.com 
Facebook event info
Admission by donation (pay what you can)
Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 18:30

Due to the blizzard forecast, please note that this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date in March. Stay tuned for updated information. 

The Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Environmental Law Students' Society and the Schulich School of Law welcome law faculty, practitioners and students to the environmental law-oriented continuing professional development and the Meet the Profs event on February 9 at 630pm in the Weldon Law Bldg., room 105. 

Immediately following will be a meet and greet in the student lounge with local environmental law practitioners, Schulich faculty and interested students. This gives students and practitioners alike the opportunity to mingle and connect.

Please RSVP by February 4 to cherilyn.macintosh@dal.ca, that way we can make sure we have enough food and drink!

Event Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 17:00

Join Ken Greer as he moderates a panel comprised of:

  • Ms. Chrystal MacAulay (NS Legal Aid),
  • Ms. Ingrid Brodie (NS Dept. of Justice), and
  • Judge Alan Tufts (Provincial Court)

As they discuss new and developing Mental Health and Addictions initiatives in criminal courts. 

To be followed by the annual Criminal Law Mixer in the Student Lounge, 2nd Floor 6:30 pm

There is no charge but registration is required for both the Session@Schulich as well as the Mixer following. Please register by emailing Cherilyn.Macintosh@dal.ca confirming if attending one or both the session & the mixer with "Sessions@ Schulich Feb 2016 & Mixer" in the subject line.

Event Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 16:30

The Schulich School of Law and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society cordially invite you to attend the twenty-fifth annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Room 105, Weldon Law Building Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Open to the public

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession

This year’s panelists are legal ethics scholars Adam Dodek and Alice Woolley, with Professor Richard F. Devlin of the Schulich School of Law. Founding members of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics, Professors Dodek and Woolley were named by Canadian Lawyer to be among the 25 most influential figures in Canada’s legal profession. They recently co-edited In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession (UBC Press, 2016), released on January 1.

In the new book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising lawyers draw on real-life stories — case studies, biography and memoir — to examine the tension between ethics and the law. It brings to life the ethical challenges lawyers face and raises important questions about what it means be a "good" lawyer. Professor Devlin contributed a chapter celebrating the egalitarian legal practice of Halifax’s Burnley Allan (Rocky) Jones, "Begun in Faith, Continued in Determination". Read an abstract about the book online, including the table of contents, introduction and foreword by Paul Wells of Macleans.

Alice Woolley is Professor and Associate Dean Academic in the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. She is the author of Understanding Lawyers' Ethics in Canada and co-editor of Lawyers' Ethics and Professional Regulation. Adam Dodek is Vice-Dean Research and Associate Professor in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Solicitor-Client Privilege and The Canadian Constitution, as well as co-editor of five other books.

About the Wickwire Lecture series
To view videos of past lectures in the series, visit the F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics page, located in the Public Lectures section of the Schulich School of Law website at www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html.

Frederick B. (Ted) Wickwire QC was educated in Halifax and practised in the field of corporate and commercial law with a special interest in property rights, as senior partner in the firm MacInnes Wilson Flinn Wickwire. In 1977, he was appointed the first Chairman of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission.

Mr. Wickwire worked tirelessly to ensure that Nova Scotia barristers maintained a level of uncompromised professionalism. To this end, he served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Legal Ethics Committee, oversaw the creation of the original handbook on ethics and professional conduct for Nova Scotia lawyers, and was Society President, a position he held at the time of his death on March 22, 1991. For his work with both the Society and the development of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia, he earned the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service posthumously in October 1991.

Event Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, February 28, 2016 (All day)

The advancing age of our population combined with the belief that all people deserve quality of life has resulted in issues of aging steadily finding their way into the field of Mediation. This training will utilize learnings from evidence-based knowledge. What happens in Elder Mediation, what families declare works best for them, why it works and what needs to be implemented and improved in the future, will be discussed. This introductory course will combine an interdisciplinary study of the theoretical foundations of Elder Mediation along with practical skills development. Through the development of concepts regarding Elder Mediation theory, integrated with skill building opportunities, participants will explore: 

  • Intergenerational dynamics 
  • Elder Mediation Issues 
  • The process of Elder Mediation 
  • Elder abuse, neglect & power, ageism
  • Legal & capacity issues 
  • Code of professional conduct 
  • Skills training 
Who can attend: Mediators, lawyers, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, educators, case managers, clergy, pastoral care workers and other health care professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge and mediation skills in this emerging area. The sessions will be responsive to questions and issues raised by participants.  
 
Cost: 
  • $645.00 (if paid by Feb. 5)
  • $695.00 (if paid after Feb. 5) 
All hours eligible for credit toward Elder Mediation Certification (FMC & EMIN) and toward other “Specialized Mediation and Related Training” requirements such as the “Qualified Mediator (Q. Med)” designation adopted by the ADR Institute of Canada.
 
Register by contacting judy@peopleconcepts.ca 
 
About Judy M. Beranger, MA, CCFE, Cert.CFM, Cert.EM: International trainer, best-selling author, guest lecturer and certified with both Family Mediation Canada’s comprehensive family mediation and elder mediation, Judy pioneered training for elder mediators and drafted the first code of conduct for elder mediators. Judy is a past president of Family Mediation Canada and Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), and is involved in several research initiatives on elder mediation. She is EMIN’s Chair of Summits and has led 7 World Summits on Elder Mediation.  
Event Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (All day)

The forum will aim at gathering lawyers and legal practitioners from Hungary and abroad, which will upgrade their knowledge and share best practices regarding contemporary legal challenges. The event is CPD certified. All the participants will obtain certificates for Continuing Professional Development, CPD.

Speakers:

Partners in some of the largest law offices in several countries are invited to deliver their speeches. University professors, judges, notaries and company directors will be also part of the program, which is also aimed at enhancing communication and relations between the business sector and legal practitioners.

For more information, visit http://esitraining.org/index.php/program

REGISTRATION

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TEC0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16NAT0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16FRA0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16EDU0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CYL0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16WLF0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

Physician-Assisted Dying: A Nova Scotia Perspective

Speaker:

  • Karen Pyra, Director of Health Policy and IT Strategy with Doctors Nova Scotia

http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_HEA_0216

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ABO0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00

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http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ADR0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TAX0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16LPM0203C

Event Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLD0203C

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 07:45

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16GEN0204C

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16RPR0204C

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:00

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http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16HEA0204C

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:30

Moderators

Issues: The effects of domestic violence often extend beyond the home, impacting the employee at work and potentially compromising the safety of co-workers. In this session, experts will review legal obligations and best practices for addressing domestic violence in the workplace, focusing on the practical steps that employers and unions can take to support employees who experience domestic violence and ensure a safe work environment for all employees. 

Context: What constitutes domestic violence? How prevalent is domestic violence in Canada? What are some of the potential workplace implications of domestic violence? ·        

Recognizing domestic violence at work: How can employers, unions, and co-workers recognize when an employee is experiencing domestic violence? Are there specific behaviours or warning signs to look for? What steps should be taken by workplace parties if they notice warning signs of domestic violence, or if a worker discloses abuse? What type of language should be used when raising the issue? Should the term "victim" be avoided? How should employers, unions, and co-workers deal with the issue of denial in the face of warning signs? How can employers and unions conduct a risk assessment regarding domestic violence? ·        

Understanding legal obligations: What legal obligations are imposed on workplace parties to prevent, investigate, and respond to domestic violence in the workplace? How should the duty to ensure a safe workplace for all employees be balanced against an individual's right to privacy? ·        

Workplace policies and safety plans: What are the key elements of a workplace domestic violence policy? What type of reporting, investigation, and follow-up procedures should be considered? What should be included in a workplace safety plan? Should a personal safety plan be developed if there is a known victim/survivor of domestic violence in a workplace? If so, what should parties consider including in such a plan?·        

Appropriate resources: What type of alternative work arrangements might be appropriate for an employee who is experiencing domestic violence? Should workplace parties suggest or refer an employee to community resources that may be available? If so, how should employers and unions identify such resources?·        

Education and training: What are some best practices for educating and training staff about domestic violence?·        

Two employees, one workplace: What steps should be taken by the employer and union when two employees are involved in a domestic violence situation with each other? In what circumstances can an employer discipline the abuser?

Information: www.lancasterhouse.com

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:45

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16ADM0204C

Event Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:45

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TRU0204C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 07:45

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CON0205C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16COR0205C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16FAM0205C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 13:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CHA0205C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16MUN0205C

Event Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 19:00

Dean Camille Cameron and the Social Activist Law Students Association (SALSA) Schulich School of Law cordially invites you to attend   
IDEALAW 2016: ADDRESSING ACCESS TO JUSTICE 
  
Keynote Lecture 
  • The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada  
Friday, February 5, 2016 
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library 
5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS  B3J 1E9
 
Keynote Lecture 7:00pm | Reception 8:00pm
By donation 
 
 
RSVP by Fri., Jan. 29 to lawdean@dal.ca or 902-494-2114 
Event Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 09:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16CRI0206C

Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

Access to Justice: Considering Changes to the Small Claims Court Act

Speaker: 

  • Augustus M. Richardson, C.Arb., Q.C., Chair of CBA-NS Legislative and Law Reform Section

http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_INS_0216

Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

The Procedure for Proclaiming Legislation

Speakers:

  • Tina Hall, Department of Justice
  • Janice Brown, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Karen Kinley, Legislative Counsel

http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_GOV_0216

Event Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 14:00
 
Introduction to Workplace Culture
Offered at ISANS or by distance via live-stream
 
In this 2-hour workshop, you will be led in a discussion on culture and the workplace and see the direct relationship between your organization’s success and the building of a cross-culturally inclusive workplace.
 
Objectives – by the end of this workshop you will have:
  • an enhanced understanding of your organization’s unique culture
  • a greater appreciation of the value immigrants can bring to your organization
  • an overview of ISANS, the Employer Support Services offered and specifically the Workplace Culture Program

Workshops are live-streamed, making them available to anyone in Nova Scotia. This a funded program — no cost to employers. Registration is required.

To register, please contact business@isans.ca

Event Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:30

Moderators

Issues: With the Supreme Court of Canada set to weigh in on the issue of non-disciplinary terminations under theCanada Labour Code, and in light of that court's recent clarifications on the matter of non-disciplinary suspensions, Lancaster's experts will review fundamental and developing principles relating to administrative suspensions and dismissals in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Questions to be addressed will include: ·        

Non-disciplinary suspensions: In what circumstances can a suspension be imposed on an employee for administrative or non-disciplinary reasons? How did the Supreme Court of Canada, in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services, clarify the law in relation to an employer's common law right to impose an "administrative" suspension on an employee for reasons related to the employee's conduct? What factors will courts look to in determining whether an administrative suspension is just and reasonable? Are the same considerations applicable in the unionized context? ·        

Non-disciplinary terminations under the Canada Labour Code: Are non-disciplinary terminations permissible under the Canada Labour Code so long as notice or pay in lieu of notice and severance pay are provided? Does the Code require dismissals to be "for cause"? What is "unjust dismissal" under the Code if it is not dismissal without just cause? What is the significance of the Federal Court of Appeal's decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. that federally regulated employers may dismiss employees on a "without cause" basis if the dismissal is not otherwise unjust? What labour relations consequences are expected to result from the decision being upheld (or denied) by the Supreme Court of Canada on appeal? ·        

Discharge for innocent absenteeism: When can an employee with a disability be discharged for non-culpable or innocent absenteeism? How do human rights considerations factor into the arbitral test used to determine whether dismissal for innocent absenteeism is justified? To what extent has the common law doctrine of frustration of contract been altered by the statutory duty to accommodate a disabled employee? Does frustration of contract due to illness relieve an employer of its obligation to pay severance and termination pay under employment standards legislation, or under a collective agreement? What constraints are there upon an employer in discharging an employee for innocent absenteeism (e.g. notice, benefit loss, etc.)? Is active termination by the employer required to trigger severance entitlements where an employment contract is frustrated due to employee illness or injury? ·        

Discharge for poor performance: How does the standard of just cause differ as between disciplinary and non-disciplinary termination? When will poor performance justify discharge in unionized and non-unionized workplaces? What steps must employers take prior to dismissing an employee for poor performance? When, if ever, will discharge be justified if substandard performance is due to a protected ground under human rights legislation (e.g. disability, family status, etc.)?

Information: www.lancasterhouse.com

Event Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:00
 
Introduction to the “Immigrant-Friendly” Workplace
New webinar workshop
 
This 2-hour workshop explores the question “What makes a workplace supportive to immigrants?” 
 
This workshop will cover 6 key topics:
  • Organizational leadership (by senior managers and directors)
  • Strategy and planning
  • Resource allocation and incentives (financial and non-financial)
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Accountability, transparency and participation
  • Typical behaviours and beliefs
  • Research has shown the more broadly an organization engages with inclusion the more successful the outcomes.
When you are ready to assess the ‘immigrant-friendliness’ of your own organization our staff can walk you through a Workplace Culture Assessment on the 6 above areas (takes approx 1 hour to complete) and then recommend any further supports that may be needed.
 
Workshops are live-streamed, making them available to anyone in Nova Scotia. This a funded program — no cost to employers. Registration is required.
 
To register for these workshops or for more information contact us at business@isans.ca.
Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

Provincial Crown Lands
Rescheduled from November 18, 2015

A solicitor with the Nova Scotia Department of  Justice will discuss points that real estate lawyers may have to consider when dealing with Crown Lands. 

Speaker: 

  • Mark Rieksts, Nova Scotia Department of Justice

http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_RP_0216

Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00

Trans Rights: Gender Identity and Gender Expression under the Human Rights Act

Speaker: Alison Bird, Cox & Palmer

http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NS_SOGI_0216

 

Event Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016 (All day) to Friday, February 19, 2016 (All day)

This year’s leadership retreat focus will be on the 2 questions all great leaders ask themselves continuously:

  • Am I leader worth following?
  • Am I building teams built to last?

The challenge of leadership is to continue to grow in your Competency, Commitment, and Character while simultaneously ensuring that your team is Engaged, Empowered, and Equipped. This retreat will be a time for you to reflect on your own leadership and develop insights and tools to become a more effective leader.

Presented by ACHIEVE Training Centre. For more information or to register please visit:
https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/achieve-leadership-retreat-feb-2016/

Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TRU0223T

Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 17:30

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http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16RPR0223T

Event Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 02:00

Learn how to understand and communicate financial concepts with ease! Debits and credits. Cash and accrual accounting. Financial ratio analysis. Net present value. Do you understand these concepts? Can you communicate them effectively to others? Successfully representing your clients, no matter what area of law, requires a foundational understanding of financial concepts. Lawyer and finance professor Ed Adams will give you the confidence that comes with increased financial fluency! The presenter of North America’s most popular legal-finance course, MBA Concepts for Lawyers, breaks new ground and provides valuable insights that will make you a better and more effective advocate.After attending this seminar you’ll be able to:

  • Create and interpret the “big three” financial statements
  • Understand basic and more advanced accounting principles
  • Read and comprehend an annual report
  • Have increased knowledge to help you ask penetrating questions
  • Identify financial and legal red flags

Lawyers who understand key financial concepts – now more than ever – promise to thrive in their careers. Don't get left behind.

https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference.cfm?y=ZWlkPTE1MTUmbGFuPWVuZw==

Event Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:30

Moderators

  • Michael Lynk Arbitrator/Mediator and Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University

Issues: As medical marijuana use continues to rise across Canada, employers and unions will be called upon to address workplace marijuana use with increasing frequency. In this session, Lancaster's experts will discuss how the obligation to accommodate employees with disabilities should be balanced with the duty to ensure a safe workplace, and provide practical tips on crafting effective and enforceable marijuana use policies. The panelists will address such issues as:·        

Understanding medical marijuana: How many Canadians are registered to use medical marijuana with Health Canada? Is this number expected to rise? What are the medical conditions for which marijuana is typically prescribed? What symptoms does it help alleviate? Is there an average recommended dose, or does this vary widely? What are some common side effects of marijuana use? ·        

Disclosing marijuana use: In what circumstances, if any, are employees required to disclose that they use medical marijuana? ·        

Balancing accommodation and safety obligations: What safety hazards might be posed by medical marijuana use on the job? Does a prescription for medical marijuana use entitle an employee to be impaired at work? Does the answer depend on whether the workplace or position is safety-sensitive? What type of medical information should be requested to determine whether an employee can safely and effectively perform his or her job? Is a prescription pad note sufficient? How is impairment measured? ·        

Considering specific accommodations: Are authorized users entitled to smoke in the workplace? If so, should a designated smoking area be provided to ensure the employee's privacy and/or prevent passive marijuana inhalation by tobacco smokers? Should employees be asked whether they can ingest marijuana in another form, rather than smoking it, such as eating it or vaporizing it? If an employer denies a request to use medical marijuana on the job, what other types of accommodation may be appropriate? Leaves of absence? Modified work schedules? ·        

Crafting workplace policies: Should workplace parties develop a specific policy for medical marijuana use, or a more general drug policy that addresses the use of any prescription medication (including marijuana)? What elements should be included in such a policy? How should terms such as "impairment," "intoxication," and "under the influence" be defined? Should the policy require employees to report their use of medical marijuana during work hours? In what circumstances, if any, are zero-tolerance policies for medical marijuana permissible? Is random drug testing allowed? If so, how is impairment measured?

Information: www.lancasterhouse.com

Event Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16WCB0229C

Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:00

Distilling legal documents to their most basic elements is the key to creating effective persuasive legal writing. It’s also the best way to draft readable documents for transactions.

This program will show you how to make your legal writing more clear, concise, and direct. Professional educator and lawyer Stuart Teicher will help you develop a readable mindset, and give you a step-by-step approach for drafting easy-to-read documents. You’ll examine the three parts of writing - thinking, organizing, and executing; explore the technicalities of sentence structure; discover how to reduce long sentences with “shortwriting”; and, learn “the only punctuation you’ll ever need to know.”After taking this course you’ll be able to…

  • navigate and make use of the critical“pre-writing” process
  • use a systematic approach for draftingclearer documents
  • make your documents easier to read

https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference.cfm?y=ZWlkPTE1MTcmbGFuPWVuZw==

Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 08:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLD0322C

Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 08:30

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLDPKGC

Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16TRU0322T

Event Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 13:00

For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:
http://cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_16YLD0322D

Event Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 02:00

Storytelling – the art of connecting with, captivating and persuading an audience – is the key to success as an advocate. A credible lawyer capable of telling a compelling story that engages the mind and emotion at the same time will almost always beat the lawyer who cannot. But what exactly are the elements of a good story? And how can you incorporate storytelling into your legal presentations, in and out of the courtroom?

In this dynamic, new program, David Mann shares the secrets to being a successful story teller. Using concepts drawn from years of theatrical performance and training trial lawyers, David will teach you the techniques and approaches that are fundamental to telling a persuasive story. You’ll learn the basic structure and elements of a powerful story, why storytelling works, and presentation principles that have guided great storytellers throughout history. With humour, energy, and simple methods that you can practice immediately, David will show you how to construct a good story and tell it in two minutes, how to read your audience and adjust accordingly, and how to use vocal inflection and body language to tell the story between the words. The techniques you learn will apply to trials, mediations, arbitrations, discovery, oral argument, and also non-litigation contexts.

https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference.cfm?y=ZWlkPTE1MTgmbGFuPWVuZw==

Event Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 02:00

No matter how comfortable you are with the rules of evidence, every trial - for better or for worse - is an opportunity to learn more. This media-rich seminar will strengthen your skills in applying the laws of evidence in a trial setting.

Irving Younger’s classic presentation on evidence law is reborn in video form with real-world, practical commentary by Professor Steve Easton. Easton’s practice-based advice is built around Younger’s original presentation – still the gold standard for evidence training – but it goes beyond the original with impactful advice on recent developments. Adapted for the Canadian context, Easton emphasizes the rules that actually affect real trial lawyers on a day to day basis. He focuses on fundamental issues that you face in every trial, and shines a light into some overlooked nooks and crannies that can help you introduce the proof you need and shield your client from improper material your opponent may try to admit.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to apply the rules of evidence from two of North America’s all-time experts. Sign up today and get all your evidentiary questions answered – before your next trial!

https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference.cfm?y=ZWlkPTE1MTkmbGFuPWVuZw==

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