June 12, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

Please ensure your Annual Fees payment is received at the Society’s offices by Friday, June 30, no later than 4:00 pm.  Read More

It's that time of year again – time for practising lawyers to submit their Annual Lawyer Report (ALR). As in the past, the ALR is a digital report, to be entered and submitted online. Read More

"The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is leading Canada in regulatory innovation," Canadian Lawyer magazine proclaims in its Top 25 Most Influential survey. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is moving toward a new model of regulating legal services, in a manner that is risk focused, proactive, principled and proportionate. The goals of this approach include enhancing the quality of legal services and encouraging ethical legal practice. Read More

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

The Professional Standards (Real Estate) Committee is seeking input from the membership for the following real estate standards: Read More

Please be advised that the deadline for comments and suggestions with regard to the two new Criminal Professional Standards has been extended to June 30, 2017. The Standards in question are as follows: Read More

Seventy-four new lawyers were admitted to Nova Scotia’s legal profession in a Bar Admission Ceremony on Friday, June 9, joining 18 others called in three smaller ceremonies over the past year. Read More

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar on June 9, 2017: Read More
Professional development

ARREST DETENTION AND ARREST / Coughlan, Stephen; Luther, Glen — 2d ed. — Toronto: Irwin Law, 2017. [KB 92.A7 C853 2017] BAIL JUDICIAL INTERIM RELEASE: BAIL MANUAL / Hamilton, Keith R — 4th ed. — Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 1983. [KB 92.B2 H217 1983] BANKRUPTCY Read More
Access to Justice

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

Do you currently serve, or are you considering serving, on a Board of Directors? Because your liability as a director could possibly extend to liability for the firm, you and your firm should understand the legal obligations and risks involved, decide whether you both want to assume these risks and plan on how these risks might be offset by liability insurance. Read More

A new scam has recently been circulating where “Hans Lindström” is seeking representation to sell a piece of large construction equipment: From: [mailto: dredgellc. co @ gmail. com] Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2017 21:04 PM Subject: Hello Counsel , Hello Counsel , Read More

"Given the prevalence of mental health disorders, we address common myths and the realities associated with mental health in this edition. There is no need to suffer alone and in silence. It’s time to start talking ... " Read More

The robing ceremony for the Hon. Judge Amy Sakalauskas will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Provincial Court in Halifax, 5250 Spring Garden Rd. Read More

Judges of the Supreme Court have approved amendments to the Practice Memorandum and related forms for the Family Division:  Read More

The Media Liaison Committee of the Nova Scotia Courts has released new guidelines for media and public access to the Courts:    Read More

Notice to the Profession: Miscellaneous amendments to the Federal Courts Rules – Pre-publication of the Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules Read More

The province has improved the safety and security of the Sydney courthouse with new security screening technology and access-control measures effective June 5. Read More

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep Nova Scotians safe at work take effect on Monday, June 12. Read More

The following memo is from Valerie Pottie Bunge, Executive Director, Policy & Information Management, Department of Justice 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

News releases from the federal Department of Justice are available at this link: The following announcement was released since the last edition of InForum: Read More

Sylvia Domaradzki has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Special Prosecutions section of the Public Prosecution Service. Ms. Domaradzki joins a team of Crown attorneys dedicated to Internet child exploitation cases. Read More

See the original announcements on the Patterson Law website; summaries appear below:   Read More

This is a letter of invitation enquiring if you would like to take part in a postgraduate research project regarding psychological factors associated with well-being in lawyers. This will be done through the means of an online questionnaire, which should take around 10-15 minutes to complete. Read More

Information below from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Nova Scotia Government and APTN  Read More

I am looking for the minute book for Hines Marine Services Limited. Please contact Jim Musgrave at Cox & Palmer 902-491-4118 or if you know its whereabouts  Read More

We are trying to locate the Will for MARION RITA AMIRO, also known as MARION AMERO. Date of death June 6, 2007. Ms. Amiro was born on May 15, 1920 and resided in Pubnico. Anyone with information about the existence or location of a will is asked to please contact Lynette M. Muise at the contact information below: Read More

I am seeking a Last Will and Testament of James Norman Leary, of Bedford and formerly of Riverport, Nova Scotia. Mr. Leary passed away at Halifax on April 29, 2017. Read More

Paul Shawn Nicholson passed away on May 10, 2017. He resided at 13 North Street in Dominion, Nova Scotia, and his date of birth was November 7, 1964. Read More

If any lawyer has information about the existence or location of a will for Dale Ernest Bonneau, please contact both of the following people: Read More

The Correctional Service of Canada’s Restorative Justice and Victim Services Division is now accepting nominations for the 2017 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. The award is open to all Canadians and honours a person demonstrating outstanding commitment and leadership in the restorative justice field. It was established in honour of the late Ron Wiebe, former CSC Warden. Read More

Waterbury Newton is a well-established law firm in the beautiful Annapolis Valley for the past 60 plus years. We have a number long term employees, many with over 20 years of experience with our firm. That says a lot about the environment that we create for our team. We have 2 upcoming Legal Assistant/Paralegal positions that we need to fill because of upcoming retirements.  Read More

I am a recent graduate of a Paralegal Diploma course, from which I graduated with Honours. I am eager to start my new career in the legal industry and have completed terms with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. I am looking for an employer who is willing to take a chance on someone who is dedicated, hardworking, trustworthy, and dependable. Read More

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

We are a small firm in St. Margaret's Bay, approximately 30 minutes from Halifax. Based on the size of our firm and the community in which we work, we do not have the budget to hire an article clerk, but we do see value in having a clerk as part of our team.     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. Since becoming the first regional law firm more than 20 years ago, Stewart McKelvey has grown to become one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada, with six offices across four provinces. Read More

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that inspires each of us to be the best we can be. Join our team and make a difference!  Read More

I am an experienced legal assistant/corporate paralegal seeking employment in the Dartmouth/Halifax area as of July 2017. Read More

Company Overview: Emera is a North American energy leader. Regulated utilities are core to our business, but we’re also working in transmission projects, marketing and trading, contracted generation, asset management, utility services, pipelines, and renewable technology development. Read More

Legal Director (5+ years) – Melfort, SK Read More

The Schulich School of Law plays an integral role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with a large number of our students drawn from and returning to every region of Canada. Read More

Duties The Justice Officer administers and delivers a broad range of court support services within the Supreme Court, including directing document preparation to initiate legal proceedings, assisting court users to consider and initiate appropriate options to resolve conflicts, offering appropriate legal information and assistance. Read More

Ritch, Williams & Richards, a Boutique Insurance and Marine Law Firm in downtown Halifax have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Receptionist.  Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for clients, business partners and professional associates, with responsibilities including:  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Board of Directors of ACNS is seeking new members. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:30
This is a reminder that we are still accepting registrations for the upcoming Parenting Coordination: Advanced Applications training in Charlottetown, PE, June 13-15, 2017. REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE REQUESTED AT: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)
A Training Forum on Sexualized Human Trafficking and Exploitation to Learn About: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)
Location: Online Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program. Cost for this program is $650 plus HST and registrants have the first two weeks to review the materials and the final week to complete the assessment. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program.   Cost for this program is $650 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course.   Dates for next LRA course: June 14-21, 2017    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00
Applications to Prove “A Writing” or Holograph Will in Court: A View from the Bench Speaker:  The Honourable Justice C. Richard Coughlan, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Register  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00
NovaRoc Registration System Speaker: John MacNeil, Registrar of Petroleum and Mineral Titles with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Register  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:00
Ping Pong into Summer Please join your colleagues for an end of year social at the Pong Social Club on Grafton Street. Law students are welcome and can register at no charge by calling 902-422-1905, option 1. Cash bar onsite.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:30
Labour & Employment Law Section Annual Dinner Meeting with the Nova Scotia Labour Board Speakers: Diana Hartley, Chief Administrator, and other Members of the Nova Scotia Labour Board Register  Read More
Event Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 13:00
Administrative Law Section Spring Outreach Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:30
All lawyers, articled clerks and non-practising members are invited to attend the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program, which will take place on Saturday, June 17 in Halifax. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:30
June Women’s Committee Networking Breakfast    Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:30
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the 15th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Download invitation (PDF) Read More
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