February 16, 2016 InForum Issue

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Society news

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. Read More

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: Read More

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. Read More

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

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Katherine Anne Morison Marshall The Society welcomes the following new articled clerk: Read More
Professional development

APPELLATE PROCEDURE THE HOW-TO-WIN APPEAL MANUAL / Fine, Ralph Adam – 4th ed. – New York: Juris Publishing Inc. 2015. [KB 191 F495 2015] BUILDING LAW Read More
Access to Justice

The IDEALaw 2106 conference opened recently in Halifax with a keynote address by the Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada. He spoke about access to justice in contemporary Canada. Read More

The Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts is open every Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Clinic is located on the second floor of the Law Courts. Access is by appointment only. Read More

The following notice was posted and shared on January 21 by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project:      Read More
Tips from LIANS

You are meeting a potential new client for the first time. Chances are they have already done their online research so they know you have the requisite knowledge and qualifications to assist them. But how do you secure that retainer? Read More

Numerous lawyers have received a very legitimate-looking real estate purchase representation request from “Jun Akira”, similar to the following: Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider. When you begin taking positive steps towards putting these tips to work for you, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll look better, too! Read More

The Society expresses deep condolences to family, friends & colleagues of the Honourable Constance R. Glube QC, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia. She passed away on Monday, February 15 at age 84. Read More

Ottawa, 15 February 2016 – The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada and Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council, noted with great sadness the recent passing of the Honourable Constance Glube QC. Read More

The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University mourns the loss of our esteemed alumna and friend, the Honourable Constance R Glube (LLB’55), who passed away February 15, 2016, aged 84. Read More

Premier Stephen McNeil extended his condolences to the family and friends of retired Nova Scotia Chief Justice Constance Glube, who passed away on Monday, February 15. Read More

Correctional Services Regulations have been updated as a result of amendments to the Correctional Services Act in late 2014. The new regulations will come into force on March 31, 2016.  Read More

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

Nova Scotians now have free, easy access to a wealth of government data. Premier Stephen McNeil launched the Open Data portal on Feb. 5, making more than 130 government data collections available to individuals, researchers and entrepreneurs. Read More

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

Effective April 1, 2016, Coady Filliter will merge with Patterson Law, making a new home at Patterson Law’s Halifax office. Clients of both firms will benefit from the merger, with access to a wider set of specialists. Read More

The firm is very proud to congratulate Kate Harris QC on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel.  Read More

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. Read More

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:   Read More

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: Read More

(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. Read More

Due to anticipated growth, one of Halifax's leading law firms, Burchells LLP, is currently recruiting for several full-time, permanent legal assistants.  Read More

Creighton Shatford Hirbour, a well-established full service law firm located in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia is seeking an ambitious, hard working entrepreneurial lawyer or articling clerk who is looking to establish or expand their existing practice. Read More

Ritch Williams & Richards, a Boutique Insurance and Marine Law Firm in downtown Halifax has an immediate opportunity for a lawyer with 2-3 years' experience to join our practice. Please provide a resume and references to: Read More

Life is too short to stay at a job you don’t love. Highlander Law Group, a new firm in Tantallon, is seeking a lawyer interested in growing a Corporate/Commerical practice.  Read More

Stewart and Turner is a well established law firm in Berwick, Nova Scotia. Read More

I completed the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service clinic this past summer and I was therefore able to finish my studies a semester early. I achieved an ‘A’ average in my final year of law school. Read More

Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations. Read More

Kimball Brogan, a litigation law firm in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, is seeking an articling clerk to commence at any time. This position will give the articling clerk opportunity for hands on learning with a lot of practical experience.    Read More
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. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:00
Are you a graduate of the University of New Brunswick? Join your Young Alumni Network U35 on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. for our first official U35 Halifax Mixer at The Old Triangle. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016 (All day)
This year’s leadership retreat focus will be on the 2 questions all great leaders ask themselves continuously: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00
Death of a Business Owner: Selected Legal and Tax Issues Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 17:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 17:30
Think you know everything there is to know about risk and practice management? Here's an opportunity to test your RPM knowledge by answering a series of questions that get increasingly difficult. Answer the question correctly and you move to the next round. Incorrect and you are banished to the audience where another colleague will take your place. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 26, 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. Read More
Event Date: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00
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. Read More
Event Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 09:00
  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.  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 13:00
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 02:00
Join us for one of the most practical and useful programs you’ll ever attend! North America’s leading expert in negotiations and settlement will teach you how to reduce stress and conflict, obtain better settlement results, and have more satisfied clients. The ability to negotiate effectively is one of the most important skills a lawyer can develop. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 08:30
For information on this event, please visit our program page at the link provided:  Read More
Event Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:00
Marketing Restrictions on Tobacco and Alcohol Products: International Human Rights and Comparative Law Perspectives  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:00
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. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Accommodating Episodic Disabilities: A guide to dealing with chronic and recurring health conditions 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:00
Human Rights and Accommodation Conference March 30 - 31, 2016 The Westin Harbour Castle Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM  Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Panel 1 Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day)
Friday, April 1, 2016 Taking Human Rights Cases to Adjudication: Mastering procedure and presentation 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)
Pre-Conference Workshop Monday, May 30, 2016 Fulfilling the Duty to Accommodate: A step-by-step guide 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop Summary Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 09:00
Human Rights and Labour Law Conference May 31 - June 1, 2016 The Westin Nova Scotian Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet  7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Introductory remarks by Co-Chairs 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Panel 1 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 02:00
This practical, half day course focuses on identifying and eliminating the common sources of ambiguity in legal documents that can lead to disputes and even litigation. Read More
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