April 26, 2018 InForum Issue

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The Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children Restorative Inquiry (Inquiry) is seeking lawyers who would be interested in participating in a dialogue circle in Halifax on May 14. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is supporting the Inquiry process by facilitating this meeting with members of the Bar. Read More

The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel, working both in the criminal law and civil law fields. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: N.S. law firm registration process opens up channels of communication The Lawyer's Daily | April 4, 2018 | By Carolyn Gruske Read More

For details about matters discussed at Council's meeting on Friday, March 23, please see the Council Highlights and Documents, available on the Council materials page of the Society's website: Read More

The Criminal Law Standards Committee is seeking input from the membership on the introduction of the following new Standard: Read More

The Ethics and Unauthorized Practice Committee (Committee) of the Law Society of Nunavut (LSN) serves to report and make recommendations regarding any complaint of unauthorized practice submitted to the Committee, as mandated under s.32(1)(c) of the Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut. Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society hereby gives notice as follows: 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 April 20: Read More
Professional development

Last month we were delighted to announce that law journal articles and newsletters are now available in CanLII’s Commentary section, and now we get to tell you that we have added more books and reports. Read More
Access to Justice

Sent on behalf of Sonia Bjorkquist, President, The Advocates’ Society Read More

Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods Read More
Tips from LIANS

The latest issue of Vitality Newsletter offers "Tips for leading multi-generational teams". This edition provides managers and supervisors suggestions on how to lead a multi-generational team, from baby boomers to millennials.  Read More

On April 4, 2018, a new Provincial Court opened in Wagmatcook. The Court is unique to Nova Scotia and among the few in the country that incorporates Indigenous restorative justice traditions and customs. Read More

The Nova Scotia Courts are planning a refresh of their website and want to hear from you on how to make it better! Please follow this link to a short survey: The survey closes on June 5.   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

The Society congratulates the following 14 lawyers – including one member of Council – on their new Queen's Counsel designations, announced April 3 by the Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Read More

(April 19, 2018) Nova Scotia has passed its recreational cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Control Act. Two parts of the legislation are now in effect. Read More

Changes to the Solemnization of Marriage Act, introduced last fall, will come into effect on Tuesday, May 1. Read More

The provincial government has appointed two new full-time members to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. Jennifer Nicholson and Stephen T. McGrath have been appointed as full-time members of the board. Read More

The following proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum: An Act to Amend Chapter 6 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Maintenance Enforcement Act, S.N.S. 2016, c. 24, s. 28 - s. 4, 13, 21 to the extent that S. 21 enacts clause 42A(1)(c) of the Maintenance Enforcement Act, 23, 24, 26(2) and 27 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

April 26, 2018 – After 11 years at BOYNECLARKE LLP, Valerie Vaughan-Hines, Director of Corporate Services, is set to retire from her role.    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

Full-Time Legal Assistant Position (1) and Part-Time Legal Assistant Position (1) 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

 MDW Law is seeking a permanent, full-time Lawyer with 2 – 4 years experience 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.    Read More

WorkSafeNB is a Crown corporation committed to promoting healthy and safe workplaces for New Brunswick’s workers and employers. While the priority is preventing workplace injuries and occupational disease, WorkSafeNB provides comprehensive rehabilitation and return to work services, and fair compensation benefits when these do occur. Read More

The Village of Bible Hill is located across the Salmon River from the Town of Truro in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Incorporated in 1953, the Village today is a vibrant, primarily residential community with a population of over 5,000 people.  Read More

Newly restructured, NYAJEKA GREEN LAW LLP is ready to expand! We are a busy Dartmouth law firm that cares about client service, integrity and professionalism while ensuring a relaxed, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Work environment is important to us, so personality fit is integral. Read More

Waterbury Newton is a well-established, progressive firm in the Annapolis Valley offering a full range of legal services to our clients. Our lawyers’ philosophy of quality service to our clients and a commitment to the community is reflected in all we do. Our team consists of knowledgeable partners, innovative associate lawyers, experienced paralegals and administrative staff.  Read More

Highlander Law Group is a growing law firm that has serves the greater Halifax area from our Tantallon office. We are a general practice firm looking to bring on an Associate interested in building a practice focused primarily on Corporate and/or Estate planning practice. Read More

Intermediate / Senior Litigation Lawyer – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Aviva Canada is one of Canada’s leading providers of home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, with more than three million customers.    Read More

Q&A Law (formerly Parkland Law) is an established, modern law firm located in Bedford, with offices overlooking the Bedford Basin. Read More

LF1 Legal Counsel 1 Regular/full-time 201-101 1st Avenue NW Manitoba Justice Criminal Law, Manitoba Prosecution Service Dauphin MB Advertisement Number: 33914 Salary(s): LF1 $74,707.00 - $90,802.00 per year Closing Date: April 25, 2018 Read More

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal is seeking a Legal Research Officer. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador and the other judges of the Court. Read More

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LOCATION - 40 Burns Avenue, Charlottetown FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION (Commencing immediately for 10 months with Possible Extension) Read More

McKiggan Hebert is happy to congratulate one of our legal assistants who will be starting maternity leave shortly. As a result, we have an opening for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our team at our offices on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a minimum term of 6 months (with possible full-time employment to follow). Read More

Harris North Law is a busy firm of three lawyers that focuses on Family Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury Law and Wills and Estates including Probate. Read More

Experienced Real Estate/Wills & Estates Paralegal Clyde Paul & Associates Inc., a small longstanding community based law firm, located in suburban Halifax has an immediate opening for a full time experienced paralegal to join our busy practice. Read More

Preszler Injury Lawyers was founded in 1959 with one objective: to offer quality, comprehensive legal services to personal injury victims in a timely and efficient manner.We are a full service law firm with respect to all client needs relating to their personal injury matter. Read More

Our busy law firm is seeking an individual to assist with data entry and related tasks - approximately 20 hours per week, starting May 22/18 until September 28/18.  Qualifications: Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

Nocturne Art at Night Society (“Nocturne”) – Corporate Secretary Nocturne is a non-profit organization seeking a volunteer to serve as its Corporate Secretary. Nocturne is an annual fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6pm and midnight on a Saturday night in late October.  Read More

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – Are you a lawyer or law student in the Halifax area looking to give back to the community and help people solve their legal problems? If so, you should consider volunteering at the Free Legal Clinic at the Law Courts.  Read More

Looking for an opportunity to serve your community and build your resume? People from all communities and walks of life are needed to serve on Nova Scotia’s agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs). Read More

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: 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: 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: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00
Discussion of Annual CBA Immigration Conference and planning for 2018/2019 section activities Facilitator: David Nurse, McInnes Cooper We would like to invite members to attend the national meeting to share what they learned in an informal setting, and help us plan for 2018/2019.  Sarah McInnes will be taking over as chair this year. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00
Women in Law: Negotiating for You Speakers: Cheryl Canning QC, Burchells LLP, and Jennifer Schofield, Kennedy Schofield & Associates Inc. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (All day)
This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skillset required to conduct a grievance arbitration case or give maximum assistance to counsel/advocates who are doing so. Seasoned arbitrators and top union and employer counsel will lead participants in exploring best practices and developing strategies relating to grievance arbitration advocacy. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 13:00
In this user-friendly online training session, you will: - Learn about the responsibilities of the executor and the risk they face while performing these tasks - Understand the coverage available and the benefits of executor liability insurance for both the executor and the lawyer - Learn how easy it is to provide executor clients with the protection they need    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (All day)
Day One - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:00
Access and other Land Registration Act (LRA) Issues Speaker: Ian MacLean QC, MacLean & MacDonald  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 02:30
Clients today are facing the complaitcaion of aging - they may be approaching seniority themselves or they are assisting or responsible for their aging family members. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00
Plain Language Legislative Drafting – Part II Speaker: Rachel Jones, Registrar of Regulations APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 (All day)
Registration is open for  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:00
How to Prepare Your Solicitor’s File to Withstand Litigation: Estate Planning Professionals in the Witness Box Speaker: Richard Norman, Cox & Palmer APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:00
How to Run a Small Claims Court Proceeding - Part 2! Speakers: Augustus (Gus) Richardson, QC, AD+REM ADR Services, and Sara Nicholson, Stewart McKelvey Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00
Capital Raising Exemptions Speaker: Patrick G.E. Fitzgerald, Cox & Palmer A review of available prospectus exemptions – a primer for lawyers who are not securities law specialists – the do’s and don’ts of selling securities. APRIL & MAY ARE BRING-A-BUDDY MONTHS Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:00
Using International Law in Canadian Courts Speaker: Benjamin Perryman, Sole Practitioner and doctoral candidate at Yale Law School Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:30
The NS Department of Justice is hosting an information session for lawyers on the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act on May 23 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Acadia University in Wolfville.  To register for this session, please email  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 05:00
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Event Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 09:00
This year the annual Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L'Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CALL/ACBD) conference  ( is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 27th – 30th. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 17:30
The 20th Annual Bench and Bar Round Table Dinner Meeting with the Justices of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Family Division and the Judges of the Family Court for the Province of Nova Scotia.    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
Event Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (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 the first two weeks to review the materials and the final week to complete the assessment. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 02:00
Musculoskeletal disorders are the largest category of workplace injuries and account for the majority of personal injury claims. Knowing the real mechanism of a back or knee injury or what is and is not trauma-related is crucial to your success as an advocate. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 14:00
This webcast will provide insights and promising practices of how legal professional can go beyond "pride" to celebrate LGBT+ people through the year, and create and maintain inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ people and their allies at all times.  Read More
Event Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 14:00
This webcast will examine the fundamentals of mental health, with specific commentary on the impact of mental illness on the legal world. Participants will gain a better understanding of how they can positively impact their colleagues living with mental health concerns. Read More
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