September 05, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. 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 Society is pleased to announce two new Public Representatives on Council for the 2017-2019 term: Michelle Ward BSW RSW of Westville, and Dr. Rod Wilson, B.Sc.N, MD, CCFP, MHA, of Halifax. Public representatives have full voting rights, sit on committees and help bring the public perspective to governance of the legal profession in Nova Scotia. Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society hereby gives notice that Ian A. (Sandy) MacKay QC passed away on August 11, 2017. Any inquiries from clients of Mr. MacKay or members of the public concerning client files or matters should be directed to the Custodian appointed to this practice: 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: Emma Katharine Baasch Leah Nadine Grimmer Lindsay Bridget O'Reilly The Society welcomes the following new articled clerks: 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

With the recent catastrophic events in Texas, it is an important reminder to reevaluate the plan you have should disaster strike. Here are some items to consider: Read More

An email purportedly from "TD Commercial Banking” which features a virus-laden PDF attachment has recently been circulating – example here: Dear Sir / Madam; You have failed to comply to our Terms & Agreements and need to immediately update your security device. 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

The Chief Justices of Nova Scotia are pleased to welcome two new judges to the Bench, filling vacancies on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.    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

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act, S.N.S. 2015, c. 34, s. 30 NS Gaz Pt 2, 09/01/2017  NS Reg 127/2017 Read More
Other news

Halifax, NS – Social Justice and Human Rights Lawyer, Vincent Calderhead has joined dispute resolution law firm, Pink Larkin.  Read More

Patterson Law, an established Nova Scotia law firm with a more than an 80-year history, is expanding its Halifax presence by merging with Walker Law Inc., a boutique law firm practicing in residential real estate, wills and estates and administrative law. Read More

Looking for a missing will for the late Maureen M. Potter-Smith, late of Deep Brook NS and Bear River, NS, who died on August 11, 2017. If you have any information about the whereabouts of a Will for Maureen M. Potter-Smith, please contact: 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

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

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

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Halifax, Nova Scotia, practicing criminal law with the possibility of some Duty Counsel responsibilities. Read More

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union invites applications for the position of In-House Legal Counsel to provide a broad range of legal services, advice and support to the organization. Responsiblities: Reporting to the Executive Director, the responsibilities of the successful applicant will include, but are not limited to, the following: 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

One of Halifax's leading law firms, Burchells LLP, is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent legal assistant to provide support in the Creditor Rights and Recovery Group working in the collections practice area.  Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a permanent lawyer for its Meadow Lake Area Office to practise in the areas of adult/youth criminal and family law. This position will involve travel in small aircraft to northern communities.  Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people. Read More

One of our clients (Acces Credit) is seeking in-house Legal Counsel to represent their company. The successful candidate must be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Candidate should have experience in representing clients before the courts. Read More

I am a law professional with 9 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation. I am looking for a job as a project manager (legal), legal information specialist, legal analyst, research analyst, paralegal, legal assistant in Nova Scotia, Canada. Though, I know I can contribute a lot more to an organization. Read More

IMP Group International Inc. is a privately owned, diversified company focused on global, sustainable growth, with 3,500 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers in aerospace, aviation, healthcare, information technology, hospitality and property development business units. Read More

Wickwire Holm is seeking a Senior Associate to join our Corporate/Commercial team. 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
Volunteer and Pro Bono

After years of honing your own craft and rising through the ranks, you may be ready to push into new territory. And there is no better way to accomplish this than by influencing the care Nova Scotians receive from nurses. Read More

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) invites interested lawyers to submit an Expression of Interest to sit as a non-member representative on its Complaints Committee. The NSAA is the regulating body for the architectural profession whose purpose is to serve and protect the public interest in the practice of architecture in Nova Scotia. Read More

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: 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, September 11, 2017 - 12:00
The Regulation of Legal Cannabis in Nova Scotia Speaker: Read More
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: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00
Services for Seniors Available in the Private and Public Sector Speaker: Marie-Claire Chartrand, Lead Senior Care Consultant with Greywave Senior Care Consulting, will be talking about services for seniors available in the private and public sector. Register  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 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, September 27, 2017 - 17:30
It's Time to #TalkJustice! 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: 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
Event Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 01:00
Lawyers are challenged by difficult behaviours daily – irrational clients, impatient judges, impossible adversaries... the list goes on. Technology only makes the problem worse, deepening and extending conflict. All of this can come at a steep price – wasted time, reduced productivity, stifled creativity, and lower moral. It can also cause us to make mistakes. Read More
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