October 26, 2018 InForum Issue

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Society news

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: N.S. paying to legally entitle African Nova Scotians to their land The Lawyer's Daily | September 27, 2018 | By donalee Moulton  Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to announce that Lawrence (Larry) K. Evans QC of Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton will receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Read More

The Society welcomes the following lawyers, called to the Nova Scotia Bar on October 19: Alison Emily Aho Mitchell Reid Broughton Laura Marie Broz Sophie Louise Chiasson Chelsea Rose Cottreau Lauren Elizabeth Degabriele Zachary George Wendell Firlotte Catherine Anne Forbes George Russell Holthaus Franklin Read More
Professional development

CRIMINAL CODE THE PRACTITIONER'S CRIMINAL CODE 2019 / Gold, Alan D — 2019 ed. — Markham, Ont. LexisNexis Canada, 2018. [KB 91 G618 2018] CRIMINAL LAW CRIMINAL LAW / Roach, Kent — 7th ed. — Toronto: Irwin Law, 2018. [KB 90 R628 2018] IMPAIRED DRIVING Read More
Access to Justice

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice has released the full data set from its national study, Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada. Visit the CFCJ website for its Cost of Justice Survey Data report. Read More
Tips from LIANS

An email purportedly being a “Summons to court” featuring potentially virus-laden links has recently been circulating – example here: Read More

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has made changes that will affect how you file with the Court, including updating its list of Supreme Court of Canada cases litigants can refer to without including them in their Book of Authorities. UPDATED (November 2018) Notice from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Liaison Committee Read More

The Long Trial Intake Schedule for January to June 2019 at Provincial Court in Halifax is now available:  Read More

The next meeting of the Supreme Court Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The Committee includes Justices of the Supreme Court, private and public sector lawyers (practising both criminal and civil law), the prothonotary and a representative of court services.  Read More

The Hon. Suzanne M. Hood, Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, has retired after 23 years on the Bench:  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 are several highlights since the last edition of InForum that may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:    Read More
Other news

Greetings, We are pleased to share the Annual Report of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission for the year ending March 31st, 2018, which is available here: Read More

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 CBA-NS Executive, led by President Gail Gatchalian QC. Visit our website to find out more about the new Executive Committee.  Read More

Seeking a missing will for Beverly Advent, who was born on September 24, 1950 and passed away on July 24, 2018. She lived on Princeton Court in Truro. Her family believes the will was originally prepared in Ontario and later updated by a lawyer in the Truro area. Read More

Seeking missing will for Neil Gordon Carbert, November 13, 1935 - August 19, 2018 (age 82). He lived at an unknown location in Halifax during his posting with the Canadan military. Read More

Seeking a missing will for James Henry Zwicker (DOB October 23, 1962) and spouse Barbara Dorothy Zwicker (DOB May 9, 1963). Mr. Zwicker has had some recent health setbacks and the couple hopes to find information about their will. Mrs. Zwicker recalls that it was prepared 20 to 25 years ago by a lawyer named “Jim” in downtown Halifax. The Zwickers’ address at that time was St. Read More

Seeking a missing will for Mohameth Sao, who was born on December 31, 1962, and passed away on August 26, 2018. He lived on Romans Avenue in Halifax until approximately the summer of 2016. Any information that you can provide, please contact 514-572-6767 or  Read More

Used office furniture for sale in Kentville.  Contact Read More

Do you have any top end office equipment / furniture for sale, including dictation machines (not electronic), heavy, heavy duty paper shredders, desks, boardroom furnishings, etc.? Please contact  Read More

OFFICE SPACE for rent (sub-lease) with two independent sole practitioners in the Mumford Professional Centre, Mumford Road, Halifax. One or two offices with one or two work stations available. Please contact David B. Robert at 902 445-2500, ext. 1.  Read More

Crown Attorney LF1-2 Legal Counsel 1-2 Regular/full-time Manitoba Justice Manitoba Prosecution Service, Crown Law Thompson MBAdvertisement Number: 34458Salary(s): LF1-2 $76,220.00 - $133,110.00 per year Plus Remoteness Allowance, if applicable. Read More

Corporate Services - City Solicitor's Office Competition #18-040 Salary - $87,759 - $104,591 Position Overview Read More

Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with the knowledge and experience clients rely upon for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service. Read More

Bland and Associates is a small but busy general practice on the corner of Blowers and Argyle streets, in the heart of downtown Halifax. We are located only a minute's walk from the Spring Garden Road Provincial Court and also very close to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (General Division) on Upper Water Street. Read More

The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities is a membership-based organization mandated to represent the interests of 50 municipalities across Nova Scotia through advocacy, policy development, events, publications, and member services.  Read More

Weldon McInnis, an 11 lawyer firm located in downtown Dartmouth is seeking an associate lawyer to join our practice.  The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years experience with an emphasis on Litigation and Family law and would bring an established practice. The expectation is that the successful candidate would move into partnership within a reasonable period of time. Read More

Farrow Law, located in beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay, is seeking a receptionist/administrative assistant for a full-time position in our busy rural practice. New graduates are welcome to apply. Qualifications: • Attention to detail and a high level of efficiency and accuracy; • Confidence, strong work ethic and reliability are essential; Read More

We are looking to hire an experienced, enthusiastic and organized Legal Assistant to join our Family Law Team. The successful candidate will be eager to learn and take on new challenges with a keen eye for detail and a focus on organization and efficiency.  Core Duties & Responsibilities: -Communication to key parties as required; Read More

Burchells LLP is currently seeking applications for an additional articled clerk for the 2019-2020 term. An applicant’s package should include: • a cover letter, • curriculum vitae, • current unofficial law school and undergraduate transcripts and references. Read More

Ritch Williams & Richards, a Boutique Insurance and Marine Law Firm in downtown Halifax have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Associate Lawyer. The ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: • Membership in good standing with a provincial bar and eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Read More

Crown Attorney LF1 Legal Counsel 1 Regular/full-time Manitoba Justice Crown Law, Manitoba Prosecution Service Dauphin MBAdvertisement Number: 34457Salary(s): LF1 $76,220.00 - $92,617.00 per yearClosing Date: October 17, 2018 Read More

Blois, Nickerson & Bryson LLP is seeks to hire a legal assistant to cover a maternity leave absence at its downtown Halifax office.  Read More

Legal Aid Saskatchewan is seeking a permanent lawyer for its Yorkton Area Office to practise in the areas of adult/youth criminal and family law. Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides accessible and professional legal services in criminal and family law to eligible people. Read More

Casey Rodgers Chisholm Penny Duggan LLP, located in Dartmouth, is seeking an associate lawyer to join their growing practice. This position will appeal to a lawyer looking to grow her/her practice in the areas of real estate, wills and estates and commercial/corporate. Read More

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 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 nearly 200 lawyers and over 230 professional resources, we are positioned to offer clients a range of legal and business services. Read More

English Law, a small firm in Enfield, NS, is looking for a permanent, part-time bookkeeper.  Responsibilities: Read More

Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Truro, Nova Scotia, practicing family and social justice law.  This is an eighteen month (18) contract position to cover secondment. Read More

Health Association Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit, non-government, membership-based association with almost 60 years’ experience in delivering shared services for a wide range of health and health-related organizations. Our four core services include Clinical Engineering Services, Group Benefits Solutions, Labour Relations and Compensation Analysis, and Financial Services. Read More

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

The Nova Scotia Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is seeking volunteer lawyers to participate in its free wills program located in Guysborough County. LISNS is a charitable non-profit organization that has provided Nova Scotians with information and resources about the law for over 30 years. Read More

Are you a lawyer who does wills and estates work? Volunteer with the Estate Planning Legal Health Program! Read More

The Chebucto Family Centre is a non-profit organization that provides free services and supports to families and community members. These include: advocacy and support, health and wellness programs, prenatal and parenting classes,  our Volunteer Doula Program, children and youth programming, family play times and operating as a Family Home Day Care Agency. Read More

Nova Scotians have an opportunity to serve their community and grow their careers by becoming a member of one of the province's 150 agencies, boards or commissions. Applications are now being accepted and all residents of the province are eligible to apply. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 16:00
Frank DeMont QC, President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, invites you to attend the 2018 RECOGNITION RECEPTION November 23, 2018 | 4:00 to 6:00 pm Regency Room, Prince George Hotel 1715 Market St., Halifax Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:00
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: Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00
Guaranteed Income and Health w/ Kwame McKenzie Wellesley Institute and University of Toronto Dept. of Psychiatry A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (All day)
Attend The Advocates’ Society’s premier fullday continuing professional developmentand networking event for civil litigators in Atlantic Canada. The 2018 Atlantic AdvocacySymposium is your opportunity to be inspired by senior members of the bar and bench andlearn about recent developments in the law and advocacy. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 12:00
Of Bricks and Blood: Institutional Conscience Objections to MAID and Abortion w/ Daphne Gilbert Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa A light lunch will be set out by noon in Rm 312. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:00
Key Legislative Changes for Offshore Energy resulting from Bill C-69 (the enactment of the Impact Assessment Act, Canadian Energy Regulator Act,  and key amendments to various other related legislation) Speaker: Daniel Watt, McInnes Cooper  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 (All day)
The Indigenous Bar Association will be hosting its 30th Annual Fall Conference at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon, SK on November 1-3, 2018. Read More
Event Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 - 01:00
Friday, November 2nd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Bridgewater Superstore Community Room:  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:00
Persuasive Legal Writing Speakers: The Honourable Justice Jamie Saunders, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and Scott Campbell, Stewart McKelvey Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:00
Set an Agenda for a Professional Development Session to be Held in the New Year Chair: LCdr Derek Schroeder, Chair - CBA-NS Military Section The meeting is to discuss a military law PD session to be held in the winter. Other topics will be identified in an agenda distributed to members prior to the meeting.  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00
The Effect of Bankruptcy on Personal Injury Heads of Damage Speakers:Theresa Graham, Wickwire Holm, and Jeffrey Waugh, Stewart McKelvey  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00
Labour Market Impact Assessments: Current Trends Speakers: Andrea Baldwin, EY Law LLP & Cameron MacLean, North Star Immigration Law Inc. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00
Shared Perspectives as Counsel and Witness Before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Speakers: Natalie Clifford, Clifford Shiels Legal, and Cheryl Maloney, NS Native Women's Association Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00
Executor’s Commission and Taxation of Proctor’s Fees Speaker, Cora Jacquemin, Registrar of Probate, Halifax   Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30
Cannabis Legalization in Halifax Regional Municipality Speaker: John Traves QC CD, Halifax Regional Municipality Legal Services NOTE TIME: 12:30-1:30 This talk will look at the key municipal issues of business location, public safety and social consumption, and the approach taken by HRM’s Regional Council.  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 01:00
Child and spousal support are cornerstones of most family law files. Where the payor spouse hides, underreports, or manipulates information related to income, a court may impute income. Whether you are acting for the payor or the recipient of support payments, understanding the benefits, roadblocks, and costs challenges of imputing income is critical. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 18:00
SOGIC Section & The Schulich School of Law OUTLaw Society Meet & Greet Alterego Café 2193 Gottingen Street  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:00
This is a working conference. We will learn together, talk together, and plan together for future collaborative, transformative action. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:30
It's Legal, Now What?: Practical advice on cannabis impairment, fitness for duty and safety concerns Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST  Issues Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 01:00
Lawyers have always had to juggle vast amounts of information. Technology was supposed to help organize our practices but in many ways it has made things worse, increasing our frustration and reducing our productivity. So how can we regain control of the information that is overwhelming us? We start by building new skills to manage information in an electronic world. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 01:00
Procrastination is an avoidance behavior that can be a serious issue for lawyers. It can impact the quality of your work and cause unnecessary stress, guilt and a loss of productivity. It can also result in failure to meet professional conduct and responsibility standards, and may lead to disciplinary action. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 08:30
CBA Nova Scotia’s Annual Conference will take place on Thursday, December 6th and Friday, December 7th, 2018 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Attendees may choose from 28 sessions delivered over 2 days to earn up to 12 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) hours. There is something for everyone! Read More
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