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Registration Now Open: LIANS/NSBS Solo and Small Firm Virtual Conference 2021

Join LIANS and the Society on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM for the 13th annual Solo and Small Firm Conference. This conference includes sessions that may be eligible to count towards your annual CPD requirements. Lawyers and staff are welcome to attend this free virtual conference held via Zoom.

Please register individually for either/both the morning and afternoon sessions. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email for each session that you choose to register for (morning and/or afternoon). Additional details on how to use Zoom will be sent prior to the event.

If you cannot join us live, some sessions will be recorded and will be accessible after the event listed under the Society’s webinars and may still be eligible as CPD hours

Please let us know if you have any accessibility accommodation requests to facilitate your participation by contacting Cynthia Nield at

Morning (9 AM-12:00 PM)

  • Land Registration Update: Registration, COVID-Related Issues and Other Developments with Registrar General, Theresa Graham 9:00am-9:45am
  • Electronic Banking with Jocelyn MacNeill, NSBS Trust Assurance Auditor 9:45am-10:00am
  • Implementing Alternative Fee Models in Your Practice with Bob Carter QC and Julien Matte 10:00am-10:30am
  • Wills/POA Standards Committee Update with Tim Matthews QC 10:30am-10:45am
  • Morning break 10:45am-10:55am
  • Professional Ethics Hot Topics with Elaine Cumming, NSBS Professional Responsibility Counsel 10:55am-11:10am
  • Working in Virtual Courts with Thomas Kayter of the Truro Public Prosecution Service 11:10am-11:40am
  • Introducing the New NSBS Practice Resource Search Tool with Collette Deschenes and Jennifer Pink, NSBS 11:40am-11:55am

Register for the Morning Conference Sessions

Afternoon (1pm-4pm)

  • LIANS Update on Claims Trends & Cyber Security with Lawrence Rubin, LIANS’ Director of Insurance 1:00pm-1:35pm
  • Representative Capacity with Elaine Cumming, NSBS Professional Responsibility Counsel 1:35pm-1:55pm
  • Pitfalls of Family Law Outside of Halifax and Sydney with Terry Sheppard QC, NSBS Family Standards Committee 1:55pm-2:20pm
  • Positive Practices and Advancements from Practising Through COVID with Bernadine MacAulay and Rob McCleave, NSBS 2:20pm-2:45pm
  • Afternoon break 2:45pm-2:55pm
  • Cloud Computing Checklist with Paul Saunders of the LOMSC Technology Subgroup 2:55pm-3:25pm
  • Practical Application of the Equity Toolkit with Jennifer Dickison and Jubanti Dhan Toppo of NSBS Equity & Access 3:25pm-3:45pm

Register for the Afternoon Conference Sessions

Questions or assistance? Contact Cynthia Nield at