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Registration Now Open: LIANS & NSBS Solo and Small Firm Virtual Conference 2020

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 from 9am-12:10pm; and 1pm-4:10pm via Zoom web conference software 

Lawyers and their staff are welcome. There is no cost. Sessions may be eligible to count toward your mandatory CPD requirement / CPD Plan.

Morning 9am-12:10pm

  • Matters Before the (Virtual) Courts: Today and Tomorrow with Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Christa Brothers: 9am-9:45am
  • Zoom for Lawyers with David MacNeil, Chief Information Officer, Cox & Palmer: 9:45-10am
  • LIANS Update: Claims Processes, Office Management, and the New Cyber Insurance Coverage with Lawrence Rubin, LIANS’ Director of Insurance: 10-10:45am
  • Morning Break: 10:45-10:55am
  • Current Equity Issues: Identifying and Mitigating Biases in Your Practice; the NSBS Survey on Gender Discrimination and Harassment; and Building Your Cultural Competence with Angela Simmonds, NSBS Equity & Access Manager; Jack Townsend, NSBS Gender Equity Committee member; and Jamie Vacon, TRC Working Group (Co-Chair): 10:55-11:40am
  • Taxation of the Work-In-Progress of a Professional with Natacha Poirier, Senior Manager of Tax Services with Ernst and Young: 11:40am-12:10pm

Afternoon 1pm-4:10pm

  • LRO Appeals Process and Other Developments with Theresa Graham, Registrar General: 1-1:45pm
  • Trust Accounts: Managing Risk with Old Balances with Marcelline Madamombe, NSBS Trust Assurance and Rob McCleave, NSBS Legal Service Support: 1:45-2:30pm
  • Afternoon break: 2:30-2:40pm
  • Managing Your Time and Energy with John Jackson of Homewood Health™: 2:40-3:30pm
  • And So Who Might You Be? Current Regulations and Virtual Best Practices with Cash Transactions, Client Identification/Verification, and Trust Accounts with Elaine Cumming, NSBS Professional Responsibility Counsel; and Bernadine MacAulay, NSBS General Counsel: 3:30-4:15pm

You must register individually for either the morning or afternoon session, or for each/both. There is a maximum of 500 logins per session. For those who cannot join online on November 5th, the sessions will be fully electronically accessible after the event as recorded video, and may still be eligible as CPD hours. 

Register for the morning session (9am-12:10pm):

Register for the afternoon session (1pm-4:10pm):

You will receive a confirmation email for each session that you choose to register for (morning and/or afternoon).
Additional details on how to use the Zoom program software will be sent prior to the event.