Recent Property Online Service Interruption: What the Public Needs to Know

As the public interest regulator of the legal profession, the Society is aware of a service interruption for Property Online, which is operated by the Provincial Government. We are told this appears to be resolved, as of May 13th.

This is a busy time for real estate transactions. The interruption had an impact and caused stress for clients.

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Recent Property Online Service Interruption: Message to Members

The Society followed the recent service interruption at Property Online. Our acting Executive Director, Jacqueline Mullenger, and the Director of LIANS, Lawrence Rubin, met with the Registrar General. We continue to engage with other members of the Bar on implications.

We know it was a serious challenge conducting busy practices while protecting clients’ interests during this uncertainty. You often had to explain that some delay is necessary, even though there might be cost or other implications for the client.

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CPLED Stakeholder Engagement

The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is committed to continuously enhancing and evolving the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) to be recognized as a “best-in-class” Bar admission program. To achieve this, CPLED is engaging with key stakeholders to gather information on potential skill gaps experienced by lawyers who have been called to the Bar in the last five years. CPLED has contracted ACT to facilitate and analyze the feedback received to provide a report that CPLED will use to update PREP for implementation in their Summer 2024 program.

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CBA-NS Survey: Experiences of Individuals in Equity-Seeking Groups Throughout Their Legal Careers

The Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia Branch (CBA-NS) would like to gain a better understanding of the experiences of individuals in equity-seeking groups throughout their legal careers. From entering law school to beginning and maintaining your practice – CBA-NS would like to hear about your journey and any challenges you may have faced along the way.

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Fraud Alert: Hopkins Law Firm & Associates

The Society has received numerous reports of the following scam attempt by someone posing as a lawyer named Andrew Hopkins with a fake law firm website (Hopkins Law Firm & Associates).  Andrew Hopkins, Mitchel Holiday, and Michael Gammage are NOT lawyers licensed in Nova Scotia or anywhere in Canada

Members of the public are advised not to respond to this fraudulent scam. 

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