March 29, 2018 InForum Issue

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Society news

The Society wishes to advise members of the recent death of the following colleague: Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: New NSBS Executive Director focused on the future Canadian Lawyer | March 5, 2018 | by donalee Moulton Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Society’s complaints process is an open and accessible means for the review, processing and investigation of complaints alleging professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming, professional incompetence or incapacity against lawyers by members of the public, the Judiciary and other lawyers. 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: Jessica Sarah Finlayson Irving The following members have changed to Non-Practising status:  Read More
Professional development

COPYRIGHT COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION AND COMMENTARY / Hughes, Roger T; Peacock, Susan — 2018 ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2018. [KB 159 H893C 2018] CROSS EXAMINATION Read More
Access to Justice

March 9, 2018 announcement from the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.  Read More

8 mars 2018 communiqué de presse (English version follows)  Read More
Tips from LIANS

The following was fraud alert was published by the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) on March 2, 2018. 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 Nova Scotia Courts are pleased to present Media and the Law: Working Together to Improve Access and Public Trust, a conference for lawyers, journalists, students, judges and other justice system professionals on May 11 and 12 in Halifax. Read More

Members of the Bar are advised that late filings to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Family Division) may result in the affected matters being removed from the docket and cost orders may be made against an offending party or counsel. Read More

The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Halifax Provincial Court for July to December 2018 is now available on the Courts of Nova Scotia website:  Read More

The following notices were published on the Courts of Nova Scotia website since the last edition of InForum: March 19 - The most recent version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia is now available in French. MORE >> Read More

This is to inform you that a Notice to the Parties and the Profession (Summer Recess) was issued by the Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and has been published on the  Read More

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has introduced new online resources to help employers address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: An Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Environment Act, S.N.S. 2017, c. 10, s. 10 NS Gaz Pt 2, 03/02/2018 NS Reg 28/2018 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

February 28, 2018 | News release from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada Read More

The Pictou County based law firm of MacIntosh, MacDonnell & MacDonald (“Mac, Mac & Mac”) is pleased to announce the addition of another “Mac” to its ranks. Effective April 1, 2018, Pictou lawyer Ian H. MacLean QC and his staff at MacLean & MacDonald will join the team of Mac, Mac & Mac in delivering legal services to clients on both sides of the Pictou Causeway. Read More

Visit the Department of Justice website to access this new 30-page report, released in March 2018: What we heard - Transforming Canada's criminal justice system A Report on Provincial and Territorial Stakeholder Consultations Read More

The MacDonald-Laurier Institute has released its 2017 Report Card on the Criminal Justice System. The full report is available on the Institute’s website.  It was written by Benjamin Perryman and Richard Audas. Read More

Signs & Rubber Stamps by Jean-Claude Theriault is a locally-owned small business in Cooks Brook, N.S. My specialty is self-inking stamps but I also produce wood-handle stamps, corporate seals, plastic & magnetic signs, vinyl lettering plus commercial printing such as business forms, cheques and stationery. Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia. We fulfil our public interest mandate by ensuring lawyers are competent, ethical, and practice law in accordance with standards set by the Society. Read More

Location: Halifax, NS The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia. We fulfil our public interest mandate by ensuring lawyers are competent, ethical and practice law in accordance with standards set by the Society. Read More


Position Type:             Permanent Status:                          Full-Time Location:                      Halifax Date Posted:                March 5, 2018 Closing Date:               March 30, 2018     About Ecojustice: Read More

Nyajeka Green Law LLP is looking to add to our family. We are a small and busy Dartmouth law firm that cares about client service, integrity and professionalism while ensuring a relaxed, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Work environment is very important to us so personality fit is integral.  Read More

Barteaux Durnford is a management-side labour and employment law firm representing private-sector and public-sector employers throughout Atlantic Canada.  We are the Atlantic Canada member of the Employment Law Alliance - the world’s largest network of labour and employment lawyers. We are also one of Canada’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutiques for 2018-2019. Read More

4+ years experience in a legal environment Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa 8 years of university education in law and economics Advanced computer skills include, inter alia, MS Office, internet and email Proven skills in client interaction/communication, problem solving, and legal research Read More

Lenehan Musgrave LLP is a boutique litigation firm that services the needs of the individual client.  Our firm of six lawyers focuses on family, personal injury and estate litigation. The firm has strong roots in the Dartmouth community with our offices located in Kings Wharf. Read More

By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, working and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia (WCB) is contributing to a safer, stronger province. WCB provides workplace injury insurance to 18,800 employers and approximately 300,000 workers across the province. Their vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury. 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

Competition # 10723 Intake Solicitor, Term, HALIFAX Justice Posting Closing Date: 3/29/2018 Read More

Job Title:                         Legal Counsel II, III, IV or V (Amended) Job ID #:                         15266  Location:                        Yellowknife, NT Full/Part Time:                Full-Time  Regular/Temporary:        Regular      Read More

Blackburn Law, a small, full-service law firm located at the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, is seeking an associate interested in practicing in the areas of family law and civil litigation.  Although preference will be given to those with existing practices, the successful candidate can anticipate receiving frequent referrals from within the firm, as all of our lawyers have well established practic Read More

Valley law practice for sale in Nova Scotia This long established general practice has been assisting clients for well over 70 years. This practice consists mainly of Real Estate, Corporate, Wills, Estates, Personal Injury, and Criminal; however there is room for expansion into other areas of law.  Excellent, experienced staff.  Read More

NOVA Injury Law, a personal injury firm in downtown Halifax, is seeking a part-time Legal Assistant or Paralegal. The position will move to a work from home arrangement with flexible hours after a training period. This position would be ideal for someone who wants to remain active in a law environment but could do without a daily commute and fixed fulltime hours.  Read More

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking one permanent full time and a one up to one year term Solicitor for the Litigation Team.  We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify. Read More

Position Type:              Permanent Status:                          Part-Time (0.5 FTE), with possibility of increase to higher FTE in the future Location:                      Halifax Date Posted:                March 5, 2018 Closing Date:               March 30, 2018   Read More

The Breton Law Group is seeking expressions of interest from individuals in the position of Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant is required to provide a full range of secretarial and administrative support services to busy corporate and commercial law practices.  A minimum of five years’ experience in a legal environment, with a working knowledge of all areas of law, and graduate of legal ass Read More

I am seeking articling opportunities across Nova Scotia. I will be available to begin articles after I complete my LLM degree at Osgoode Hall in August 2018. I am a graduate of Dalhousie University, the London School of Economics and the University of Leicester. Read More

This opportunity will provide legal secretarial support to one or more lawyers.   Maintain a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day activities of the Lawyer(s).  Main Responsibilities  Read More

Clyde Paul & Associates Inc. a small, longstanding community based law firm located in suburban Halifax has an immediate opening for a Property/Commercial Paralegal. Read More

We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our Sydney Office. Ideal Abilities & Skills Read More

In response to continued growth and success of ORBTM, our professional team is growing.  We seek a highly motivated and experienced Paralegal to assist with contract administration, intellectual property and risk assessment matters. Read More

Position - Contract Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing Family Law. Read More

Position: Paralegal (Geographical areas of specialization - USA) Employer: Burnside Law Group Location: Unit 9, 109 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1S8 Wage/Hours: $15 per hour, 40 hours per week Vacancy: 1 Terms of Position: Permanent, Full-time Start date: As soon as possible Read More

L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) est à la recherche d’une direction générale. La personne sera entre autre responsable pour les tâches suivantes : Read More

Hi, I'm returning to Nova Scotia and I am seeking an associate position. Ive been practicing law for 4 years in a mid size and smaller firm. My background is civil-plaintiff personal injury litigation. I am interested in other areas of law as well. I'm seeking a position in HRM or South Shore region. I would love to hear from you. Read More

CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2018-2019 OVERSEAS PLACEMENTS AROUND THE GLOBE Read More

 Harvinder Saran, NCA, LLB 19, Attview Crescent Brampton, L6P 2R5, ON Email : Mobile : 416-606-8450 Read More

over 20 years experience as a legal assistant proficient in PC Law, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel and document management quick and astute with the ability to learn new areas of law and technology appointed a Commissioner of Oaths of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia (CDHNS) is seeking lay representatives to serve on the Investigation Committee of the CDHNS.  The CDHNS, in the best interest of the public, regulates members, promotes excellence in care, and advances the profession. Application Criteria: Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, April 11, 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
Event Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 (All day)
Community Justice Society administers the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program in the HRM for youth and adults in conflict with the law and volunteers are the core of our program delivery.  At this time, we are recruiting Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator volunteers.  Conference facilitators assist in guiding session participants t Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 (All day)
Guest speakers and topics include:         Dr. Bill Howatt; Author, Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc. Topic: Mental Health – The Coping Crisis Skills for employers and employees to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:00
Indigenous Issues within the Senate and the Development of Legislation Affecting Indigenous Peoples Speaker: Mi’kmaq Senator Daniel Christmas  Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 9, 2018 - 15:00
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is hosting an information session for lawyers on the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act on April 9th at 3 pm at the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library in Yarmouth.  To register for this session, please email Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00
Avoiding Regulatory Prosecution Speaker: Joshua J. Judah, Halifax Regional Municipality Legal Services APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 19:00
For Dal's 200th anniversary, the Schulich School of Law is taking some of its Mini Law School free public lectures on the road! In this session, "Preserving the Rights of Aging Prisoners," Professor Adelina Iftene will explore the challenges that older people face in receiving adequate health care in prison and how this devalues the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 01:00
If you have any version of Microsoft Office, then you already have Microsoft Excel. But most lawyers either underutilize or don’t use Excel. Stop wasting this powerful tool! Excel is a versatile, convenient software program that can make you more efficient and organized in your daily law practice. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:00
Exploring Environmental Issues with Commercial Property Speaker: Michael Simms, McInnes Cooper APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:30
The rules for working and managing in a unionized workplace are very different from those that apply to non-union workplaces. Managers and supervisors new to unionized work environments as well as new union stewards and representatives will find this session to be an invaluable introduction to the law and structure of the unionized workplace. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 09:00
Criminal Law Conference "The Nuts and Bolts of Bail" Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room For details, check out our brochure at: Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 16, 2018 (All day)
The Workplace Institute is delivering a suite of courses in Halifax on how to conduct investigations from April 16 to 20, 2018. Lots of counsel have attended previous iterations across Canada and found them extremely useful. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:00
Undue Influence Speakers: Jessica Lyle, Sealy Cornish Coulthard and Peter Rumscheidt, Weldon McInnis APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00
Adverse Possession Speaker: Derek Land, Blackburn Law APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00
Implications of British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 Speaker: Courtney Barbour, Barteaux Durnford Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 13:00
Your ability to communicate effectively in writing can have an immense impact on your practice, and on the success of your firm as a whole. Clients, colleagues, and judges all appreciate lawyers who can write well. But lawyers face a difficult challenge when they write: organizing complicated material so it is easy for readers, including non-lawyers, to understand and remember. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:30
Medical issues frequently arise in the workplace that lead to employer requests for medical information, such as fulfilling the duty to accommodate, determining eligibility for benefits, and managing workplace attendance. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00
Henson and Other Discretionary Trusts Speaker: Richard Niedermayer, Stewart McKelvey APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 01:00
No matter how much time you put into preparing your case, trial would not be trial without troublesome witnesses. While openings, closings and submissions are largely within our control, often witnesses are not. Some witnesses are difficult on purpose, and others present challenges because of their loyalties, poor memory, unsophistication, or even simple personality quirks. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 18:00
See the weblink. Further information to follow as it becomes available.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 08:00
Arbitrating Construction Disputes: What You Need to Know  Speaker: Harvey J. Kirsh, Kirsh Construction ADR Services Ltd. APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:00
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice is hosting an information session for lawyers on the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act on April 30th at 11 am at the Department of Justice's Head Office located at 1690 Hollis Street.  The session will be held in the Michael Baker Boardroom on the 9th Floor.  You may also participate in this session by telephone from anywhere in the province.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:30
The #MeToo movement and recent high profile events, such as the RCMP's historic apology and compensation to female officers, have raised societal consciousness about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in employment. Has there been a change in the culture? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 01:00
Lawyers face a difficult challenge when they draft contracts - creating a document that accurately reflects the business deal or relationship while also meeting client timelines and cost constraints. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:00
The recent wave of high profile sexual harassment allegations has suddenly and dramatically intensified the discourse over sexual harassment in the workplace. No industry has been left untouched - actors, producers, journalists, politicians, entrepreneurs, and executives have seen their behaviour take centre stage in the press and on social media. Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 (All day)
Registration is open for  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (All day)
Whether in the courtroom, boardroom or office,negotiating well for your client goes hand in hand with being a good litigator. Experienced counsel give candid advice on strategies and tactics that work. This program teaches the skills of negotiation planning andhow to ensure you leave a negotiation with the best deal possible for your client. Read More
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