November 27, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

Tilly Pillay QC, a long-time advocate for regulatory innovation and social justice in the province, is the new Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Read More

The journey to Legal Services Regulation (LSR) has taken a major step with the November 17, 2017 approval by Council of several regulatory amendments to advance the Society’s initiatives. Read More

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

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent deaths of the following colleagues. We extend our condolences to their friends and families. Read More

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This year marks 28 years since the tragic 1989 massacre of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. Several commemorative events are planned for Wednesday, December 6: Read More

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

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, November 17, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council mate 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: Carolyn Rebecca Mouland The following members have resigned:  Meryn Allison Steeves Trevor Alan John Wadden Shannon Maria Williams    Read More
Professional development

AIR LAW AVIATION LIABILITY LAW / Dempsey, Paul S — 2d ed. — Markham, ON: LexisNexis Canada, 2013. [KB 44 D389 2017] BANKRUPTCY Read More

Registration is now open for Media & the Law: Working Together to Improve Access & Public Trust. The Nova Scotia Courts are pleased to present this conference for journalists, judges, students and justice system professionals. Read More

The Honourable Justice Margaret Stewart is retiring from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court after 32 years on the Bench:  Read More

CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS: Remember that the Nova Scotia Courts have an online class action registry found at Read More

Victims and survivors of sexual assault in Nova Scotia now have access to free, independent legal advice. Read More

Retired Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Simon MacDonald has been named Vice-chair of the Nova Scotia Police Review Board. Read More

The first week of the Commission on Inclusive Education's public engagement has already seen more than 1,400 Nova Scotians have their say, both online and in person. Read More

To: Mortgage industry stakeholders From: Service Nova Scotia - Business and Consumer Services     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

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is pleased to announce that Sheila MacPherson of Yellowknife has been elected President for 2017-2018. Read More

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission is pleased to share its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan: NSLAC 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. Read More

HARM AND HARM REDUCTION IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: A Joint Conference of the Department of Criminology of Saint Mary’s University’s, the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association, and Read More

In case this notice is of interest to any clients in Glace Bay or Sydney Mines … Two new supportive, inclusive community spaces are available via the Ally Centre of Cape Breton for those experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, poverty, substance use, etc. One is located in Glace Bay in the Food Bank and the other at Community CARES in Sydney Mines.  Read More

Amendments to the Federal Child Support Tables (Schedule I of the Federal Child Support Guidelines) have been approved. The amendments update the tables to reflect more current tax rules.    Read More

There are two scholarships being offered by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies. The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship for study at Cambridge, England, and a French Language Scholarship to study at a French speaking university in Europe. They are available to people who have graduated from a Canadian law school in the last few years.  Read More

Seeking missing will for Darleen Joan McInnis (nee Cross), born September 26, 1946, age 71. It is believed her will was prepared in 1988, when she resided in the Tantallon area (46 Woodland Crescent, Hubley). However, it is very possible the will was prepared in Chester, or even Halifax. Darleen has Huntington's and cannot recall who prepared her will. 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

Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Age:31. Master of Laws (commercial) and Bachelor of Commerce in Economics. Permanent resident living in Alberta. My wife's company is relocating us to Halifax. Seeking a legal position in Halifax or Dartmouth. Please contact me at for my full resumé.  Read More

The QEII Foundation team has a passion for health care and for making a difference through philanthropy. Our vision of transformed health, transformed lives inspires us each and every day to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre - the largest and leading academic health centre in Atlantic Canada, providing the most advanced specialized care to those who need it most. Read More

McInnes Cooper is among the 20 largest business law firms in Canada. We serve clients across North America and abroad from six offices in Halifax, St. John’s, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John and Charlottetown. With 200 lawyers and over 300 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. Read More

Our firm is currently recruiting a Litigation Lawyer with 2 - 7 years experience. In this role you will become part of the Mac, Mac & Mac team where you will serve our existing clientbase as well as develop your own portfolio. We offer the chance for someone with experience to join a reputable legal team, with the lifestyle benefits of practice in a non-metropolitan community. Read More

Bacchus & Associates Law Firm We are currently seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to join our team.  The successful can candidate should have successfully completed a recognized course or have previous experience in a law firm environment together with the interpersonal skills required to work in a busy environment.  Full time employment (35 hours per week) Read More

Hello my name is Taylor Chiasson, I am a recent graduate and looking for employment as soon as possible. I live in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia looking for a job in the local area. If you happen to be looking for an employee please contact me at 1 902 578 5694  Read More

Position Summary: NavLegal Notaries is looking for lawyers in multiple locations in Nova Scotia who are currently working out of an office or home office to provide notary services to our clients in their respective areas during any hours they would like to make available. Read More

Wickwire Holm is an established law firm located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. With sixteen lawyers assisted by a strong team of support staff, our firm strikes the balance between the opportunities provided by a large organization and the personal touch of a small firm. Our clients, who range from large multinationals to local startups, rely on us to provide timely and practical advice. Read More

Chief Executive Officer Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) works with newcomers to Nova Scotia to help them build a future in our province. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia is a vibrant, stakeholder driven Board comprised of members who represent Nova Scotia employers and employees. Created by statute and operating at arm’s length from government, the Board is accountable to establish the vision and policy direction for the Workers’ Compensation system within Nova Scotia. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:00
Save The Dates!November 30 & December 1, 2017CBA-Nova Scotia’s Annual Two-Day Conference Our Annual Two-Day Conference (previously identified as the Mid-Winter) will take place Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st, 2017.   This conference will have several new additions: Read More
Event Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00
The Use of Research in Veterans' Health Policy-MakingAlice Aiken Vice-President Research, Dalhousie University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:30
RSVP for the 7th annual Mentorship Program ‘Wine and Cheese’ event.  LIANS graciously welcomes The Honourable Justice Ronda van der Hoek, Judge of the Provincial and Family Courts, as our keynote speaker. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 17:30
Women’s Forum Section Holiday Social: Board Game Extravaganza Come and join us for an evening of celebration and networking through board games! Light refreshments will be available and a selection of more than 500 games.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 01:00
Estate planning seems relatively straightforward - a client asks for a will and you draw it up. You do what the client asks, and the client is happy, so all is well, right? Not exactly. Estate planning is complicated - it involves understanding estate and gift tax laws, income tax laws, probate procedure, financial planning, and long-term care planning. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 01:00
With recreational marijuana use scheduled to be legalized in July 2018, many employers and employees are feeling a little dazed and confused about what the new place of cannabis, and changing employee expectations, will mean for the workplace. Can employers continue to expect that employees will show up sober and ready to work? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 01:00
Differences in how men and women communicate, and how people across cultures communicate, can have a powerful influence on a lawyer’s professional and personal life. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00
The Nova Scotia Securities Act: A Day in the Life of an Enforcer Speaker: Heidi Schedler, Nova Scotia Securities Commission  Read More
Event Date: Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Advanced Topics in Trauma Informed Practice  – Justice professionals, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will be provided with a deeper look into the logic and rationale of using a trauma informed approach when responding to victims/survivors of sexualized violence. Read More
Event Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day)
Collaborative Professionals need to develop strong skills in conflict resolution and negotiation so they can help clients shift find workable solutions that reflect what matters most to the clients and their family in transition. Working in Collaborative Practice requires us to engage with our clients differently. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30
Adjudication of Psychological Injuries at the Workers’ Compensation Board Speakers: Madeleine Hearns, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and Kenneth LeBlanc, Workers’ Advisers Program Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 18:00
See the Gala Dinner invitation for complete details.  Read More
Event Date: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00
Addressing Chronic Illness in Prison: Law, Policy and RealityAdelina Iftene Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. No registration or fee required.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:00
Don’t miss this essential end-of-year wrap-up covering all the latest developments in legal technology and law practice management. Looking for ways to better safeguard confidential information? Passwords, hacking and encryption got you stressed out? Want to increase workplace productivity while reducing expenses? Noted legal tech expert Paul Unger has the answer! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (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
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