August 21, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

"The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is leading Canada in regulatory innovation," Canadian Lawyer proclaimed at the outset of its annual Top 25 Most Influential survey for 2017. Read More

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. Ian Alexander (Sandy) MacKay QC, Kings Head, Pictou County – August 11, 2017 Obituary    Read More

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: OPINION: Time for Technology Ethics Opinions in Canada? SLAW | Aug. 17, 2017 | by Amy Salyzyn 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: Kaitlin Patricia Duggan Meaghan Claire Mahadeo John Phillip Maskine Robin Lynne Thompson  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

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

Whether you have been offered the opportunity to become a partner or you’re a solo practitioner who is considering joining forces with another lawyer, here are some questions to consider before you take the leap: Read More

We have received numerous reports from Nova Scotia lawyers who’ve received the following scam attempt from “Susan Choi”. The response emails were as follows: From: Susan Choi [mail to: topspring 033 @ gmail. com]Sent: July-08-17 1:23 PMSubject: YOUR LEGAL ASSISTANCE 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

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

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

As of August 21, Clyde A. Paul & Associates has moved locations due to renovations to our current site at 349 Herring Cove Road. Our new location: 103-531 Herring Cove Road, located at the left rear of the Duel Properties building. Directions are in place at our current location as well as clear signs at the new location.  Read More

Prints from the original watercolors by world renowned artist Jin rong Chen. Jin is a visiting scholar and professor from the Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. His works are in museums all over the world. All limited edition prints are signed and numbered. Size 16 x 18 overall, image size 10 3/4 x 13 3/4. Prints $120.00 each; remarques $150.00 each. Read More

What are your thoughts on Canada’s criminal justice system? Let Justice Canada know by completing its new National Justice Survey. The survey is open until 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Read More

HALIFAX, Aug. 14, 2017 – The Honourable Darrell Dexter QC, former Premier of Nova Scotia, has been appointed an Honorary Distinguished Fellow at the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Read More

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

I am hoping to track down the lawyer that completed a will for my aunt. Her information is as follows: Rosalind Thibault 108 Victoria Street Digby, NS Tel: 902-245-5567 YOB: 1943 Spouse: Timothy Thibault (1932-2002) My contact information is: Read More

Family looking for the location of the files of the late Justice of the Peace , Mr. Nathanial Hebb, who worked in Blockhouse, Lunenburg County during the 1920s. Mr. Hebb was born in 1840 and died in 1937. If you have any information, please call 902 634 1908 and ask for Murray.  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

Director, Legal Services, NSDOJ, Permanent, HALIFAX  (2 Positions)  Competition # 4130  Read More

The Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law, named after Mr. Purdy Crawford (LLB, ’55) and established in 2001, was created through the generous support of alumni and friends of the Schulich School of Law (then Dalhousie Law School).    Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2018.   Read More

Director, Legal Support and Operations, NSDOJ, Permanent, HALIFAX Competition # 4143 Read More


Patterson Law is an established Nova Scotia law firm with offices in Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax and with clients whose interests range from global to purely local. Our more than 100 lawyers and staff are dedicated to meeting our clients’ diverse legal needs. We endeavour to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients. Read More

Job Location: Halifax The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest. Ensuring that lawyers are competent and ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society, is how we fulfill our public interest mandate. Read More

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2018.  Read More

Internationally known as one of North America’s most welcoming universities, Dalhousie University is amongst Canada’s leading research-intensive universities and the Atlantic region’s only member of Canada’s U15. Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan has opportunities available for two permanent lawyer positions: Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest by ensuring that lawyers are competent, ethical, and practise law in accordance with the standards set by the Society. Read More

MDW Law is seeking a permanent, full-time Legal Assistant to join our family law group.  We are a family oriented law firm committed to providing the highest quality of legal services, while balancing work and life style.  Duties & Responsibilities 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

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: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00
Getting a Passing Grade on Passing Executors' Accounts Speakers: Sharron Atton, former Registrar of Probate Cora Jacquemin, current Registrar of Probate, Halifax District Register  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00
The Decisions of the UARB and the Court of Appeal in the Tasty Budds Case The decisions of the UARB and the Court of Appeal in the Tasty Budds case, which dealt with a refusal by HRM to grant a business occupancy permit to a proposed marijuana dispensary. Speakers: Read More
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: 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: Monday, November 6, 2017 (All day)
8th Biennial Construction Labour Relations Forum If contractors and unions in the construction industry need to attend one event to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their industry, this is it! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 01:00
According to the Supreme Court of Canada, credibility is a prevalent issue in most trials. While a witnesses’ credibility can be influenced by a variety of factors, including their testimony’s consistency with other evidence, witnesses’ nonverbal communication can also play a crucial role. 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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