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Issue 58 | July 2019


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
LIANS seeks two new board directors

With retirements, LIANS is seeking expressions of interest to fill two vacancies on its Board of Directors commencing January 2020.

Interested Members practicing anywhere in the province are welcome to apply.  Members are also welcomed, and encouraged, to forward this request to anyone they believe would be interested in becoming a member of the Board. LIANS is committed to equity and diversity and we especially encourage Members from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

For the information of members practicing outside HRM, the Board currently does not have representation from the following areas of the province: Bridgewater / Lunenburg, Wolfville / Kentville, Amherst and Pictou / New Glasgow.

Part of your expression of interest will include completion of a skills matrix. Though individual Board members need not have all of the skills being sought, it is hoped that the Board and its committees will, as a collective, have them all. We value the varied opinions, perspectives and experiences all our Board members bring.

LIANS offers the opportunity to participate in the management of the not-for-profit association that provides the mandatory professional liability coverage for Nova Scotia lawyers. With Board membership also comes the opportunity to sit on one (or more) of LIANS’ standing committees: audit, investment, governance, claims and the lawyers’ assistance program.

Those interested are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and the completed skills matrix to LIANS’ Governance Committee c/o LIANS Director of Insurance, Lawrence Rubin. Applications are welcome until September 3, 2019.