August 08, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

The family of the late Steven G. Zatzman QC invites Society members and guests to a memorial celebrating Steve's life on Sunday, September 10, 1:30 pm at the Beth Israel Synagogue located on 1480 Oxford Street, Halifax. Read More

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

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

BANKRUPTCY HONSBERGER'S BANKRUPTCY IN CANADA / Honsberger, John D; DaRe, Vern W — 5th ed. — Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2017. [KB 113 D911 2017] CROWN PROSECUTORS Read More
Access to Justice

The Law Foundation of Nova Scotia has released a significant report on access to justice needs in the province. In the report, the Law Foundation maps major A2J challenges for Nova Scotia and makes the case for better coordination among justice sector players. Read More

The Courts of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Department of Justice, Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Schulich School of Law are working together on a new approach to public engagement. It’s called #TalkJustice. Read More
Tips from LIANS

Maintaining client confidentiality in a world where your TV is listening with Phil Brown, LSUC Professional Development & Competence Counsel Alternative dispute resolution with Jim Musgrave QC, Peter MacKeigan QC, and Gus Richardson QC *NEW*  Read More

One of the most often-asked questions we get at LIANS is what product management software we recommend. We give the typical lawyer answer: It depends! Here are some tips we do recommend when considering what software is right for you: Read More

Be advised that numerous Nova Scotia lawyers and/or their staff have received the following type of email featuring potentially virus-laden links. These emails appear to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. One version of the message is as follows: Read More

The following is an article excerpt from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP). Read More

An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules and related court forms, reflecting changes made on June 23, 2017, is now online:  Read More

July 25 memo from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada As you know, Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin has announced her retirement effective December 15, 2017. Dinners will be held in her honour in Ottawa and Vancouver on December 14, 2017 and April 27, 2018, respectively. Read More

Are you eligible to apply or have you applied for a judicial appointment in Nova Scotia? If so, an introductory Nova Scotia Judicial Mentorship Initiative offers you the opportunity to participate in a mentorship arrangement that is supported by the Honourable Chief Justice Michael MacDonald. Read More

Dear Member: In the fall of this year the Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments, chaired by the Honourable Justice Cindy A. Bourgeois, will consider candidates for the next Queen’s Counsel appointments. The criteria for these appointments are: Read More

Foster parents are getting more money to help with the costs of looking after the children in their care. Read More

Government will take immediate action to enhance mental health services and support for young people in Cape Breton. On Aug. 2, Dr. Stan Kutcher, an expert in adolescent mental health, released his recommendations on actions government can take to improve the situation on the island. Read More

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

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

We are recruiting participants for a research study looking at the experiences of 'minority' professionals in law, social work and academia. The team is Kim Brooks (Law), Brenda Beagan (Occupational Therapy), and Merlinda Weinberg (Social Work) at Dalhousie University. Read More

After 10 years in the St. Paul’s Building, we moved our offices to 5475 Spring Garden Road on Friday, August 4. Our new location is spacious and bright and reflects who we are as a law firm. Read More

At a July 25 ceremony in Montreal, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the National Association of Friendship Centres signed a partnership agreement to help Indigenous peoples in urban centres across Canada find the information and services they need to fight back against discrimination. Read More

I am seeking a Last Will and Testament of Wayne Alexander Rose, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Mr. Rose passed away at Lunenburg on June 21, 2017. Read More

The family of Esther Madeline Stewart is seeking to locate her Last Will and Testament. Ms. Stewart was born on November 8, 1920, and passed away on May 16, 2017. She had a Will prepared in 2012, in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. Ms. Stewart formerly resided at 4904 Highway 201, RR #4, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, and passed away at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Read More

Anderson Sinclair is a small, collegial firm with offices located in Kentville and Bedford. We are looking for a young lawyer to join our team. You should have a preference for litigation, but be prepared to be involved in all areas of a general practice. Read More

My name is Vickie and I am seeking employment as a legal office assistant. I just graduated with high honours from a two-year course. I really enjoyed family and criminal law. Finding a career is hard, as I am fresh out of school and find experience is required. If not given a chance, I can not gain experience. Read More

Job title: Legal Counsel IVJob ID: 14571Location: YellowknifeFull/part time: Full-TimeRegular/temporary: Regular Department information  Read More

Established in 1864, Blois, Nickerson & Bryson LLP is one of Halifax’s original full-service law firms. With new and modern offices located in the heart of the downtown core (and a satellite office on Sackville Drive) we are committed to delivering professional, effective and resolute representation and legal services to those we serve.    Read More

Seeking an experienced associate lawyer to work with a busy general practitioner. Minimum five years’ experience in real estate, litigation and corporate/commercial matters. Our well-regarded firm of eight lawyers also has opportunities for work in the areas of family, criminal, and wills and estates. Read More

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, NS practicing Family Law. Read More

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board is offering an opportunity to work with counsel who appear before the Board in a unique paid internship position. This opportunity is available to persons from historically disadvantaged groups. This will be of interest to anyone considering: Read More

Since 1999, Community Justice Society has been administering the Restorative Justice Program for the Department of Justice. The Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program works with youth (12-17 years old) and Adults (18 & over) providing an alternative avenue to the court system and to repair the harm caused by their actions. Read More

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Antigonish, NS practicing family and criminal law. Read More

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Bridgewater, NS for a mixed practice. Read More

One of Halifax's leading law firms, Burchells LLP, provides a wide range of legal services to regional, national and international clients, including multinational corporations, small business owners, major banks, individuals, insurance companies and all levels of government. Read More

Nova Scotia Public Prosecution ServiceCompetition # 2887 Read More

I currently have 9 years experience as a property paralegal and although I am currently employed, I'm looking for a change.  Proficient in Land Registration forms, Hot Docs, Microsoft Office. I look forward to hearing from you. please email  Read More

I am a qualified/licensed lawyer from New Delhi, India. I have nine years of experience of practicing law in a Commonwealth Nation. I passed my degree B.A. LL.B (Hons.) in the year 2008 and since then I have been enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, India. In March, 2017 I received permanent residency status in Canada.     Read More

Founded in 1950, The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia is a provincial not-for-profit organization comprising and governed by people whose goal is to understand and respond to problems of crime and the criminal justice system. Read More

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, practicing Family Law. Read More

Department of Justice Canada - Canada's Legal Team Atlantic Regional Office Halifax (Nova Scotia) EC-03 Permanent Position $59,756 to $67,614 For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Justice Canada Closing date: 18 August 2017 - 23:59, Pacific Time Read More

Competition Number: 85E17 Position Type: Staff Position Closing Date: Friday, August 11, 2017 Date of Posting: August 3, 2017 Department: Comptrollers Office Position: Risk & Contracts Officer Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week Salary: Commensurate with qualifications Term: August 15, 2017 – October 15, 2018 Read More

One of Halifax's leading law firms, Burchells LLP, is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent legal assistant to work in the area of Corporate/Commercial law assigned directly to a lawyer(s). Read More

Legal assistant needed for our growing Spring Garden Road location. Experience an asset, but not required. Please send resumes to  Read More

Justice Canada has funded a pilot project in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice to deliver a program that funds up to four hours of independent legal advice so that eligible victims/survivors of sexual assault can understand their rights and the supports available to them, and make informed decisions about how they will addr Read More

Our Summerside Office is currently seeking a lawyer. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year legal experience post-call (but could have considerably more), with demonstrated competency in property, wills and estates, and corporate commercial work. Family, litigation or fisheries law experience is considered an asset. To view the job posting, please visit our website: Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Are you a lawyer or law student in Nova Scotia and seeking to improve access to justice for disenfranchised communities? If so, consider registering for some of reachAbility’s pro bono opportunities! We know that calling any member of the legal profession busy is an understatement, so all our programs ask for a maximum of a single hour annually. Read More

The Government of Canada has launched an open selection process to fill member positions on the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) Board. The application period is currently open and will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 7, 2017. Read More

Hello, my name is Kashmala. I am a paralegal student at Eastern College expecting to graduate this spring. I am looking for a part-time volunteer position that will provide me with experience for my future career. I am organized, efficient, and a fast typer and editor. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00
Weldon McInnis is proud to sponsor The Links for Legal Aid Golf Tournament Saturday, September 30 with a 12pm shotgun start. Join us at the beautiful Glen Arbour Golf Club for afun-filled day of golf, contests, prizes and more!  Enter in one of two ways: Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:00
Trauma-Informed Legal Services for Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault NEW DATE: Friday, October 6, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Speakers: Representatives from Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Cost: Registration is free. There is no Conference Call for this event.   Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (All day)
Event Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (All day)
Event Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (All day)
Conference Day - Thursday, October 12, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day)
Conference Day - Friday, October 13, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:30
2017 PITBLADO LECTURES 140th Anniversary of the Law Society of Manitoba #140Down – Now What? The Future of Lawyering is Here Friday, November 3 Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, 20 Fort Street, Winnipeg Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day)
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Event Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day)
Join us Thursday, November 23, 2017 for LIANS' 9th annual Risk and Practice Management Program conference from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Delta Halifax. Sessions may be eligible to count towards your annual CPD. Registration now open $275+HST Sessions include:  Read More
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