Notice from the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee

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The next meeting of the Court of Appeal Liaison Committee will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. The Committee is comprised of members of the Court of Appeal and a range of private and public sector appellate counsel.

The Committee’s role is to support the Society’s Executive Director in ensuring effective liaison with the Court of Appeal, while providing a means for ongoing communication between the Court of Appeal and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society about matters of mutual concern and interest.

The three main tasks of the Committee are to identify practice and policy issues of mutual concern and interest to the Bench and Bar; recommend means for addressing these issues; and communicate the results of this process to the Court and to the Society for further communication to the profession or elsewhere.

Recent meetings have addressed issues such as education and support for self-represented litigants, electronic filings, sealing orders, pro bono initiatives, and the ineffective counsel protocol.

If you have any issue, project or proposal that you wish to see brought before the Committee, please contact the Committee’s Co-Chair, Peter C. McVey QC, at peter.mcvey@novascotia.ca.

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