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Issue 68 | March 2021

LIANSWERS

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.
Some Practice Advice on Arguing Appeals

"Firstly, the appellants’ approach suggests that they themselves cannot identify any issues that are particularly strong ... In addition to hurting the appellants’ own case on appeal, this approach also made unnecessary additional work for the Court and delayed the release of this decision ... "

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Make it So: Recent Decisions of Interest

Though this newsletter typically focuses on risk, practice management and loss prevention, we are regularly asked to write on substantive topics.

Like we did last year at this time, we thought we would provide a list of some, in our opinion, impactful decisions from the past 12 months ...

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LIANS Seeking Mentors

Do you have a minimum of nine years of experience and are interested in volunteering your time to provide support and guidance to another member?

LIANS is currently seeking mentors of all backgrounds for its Mentorship Program.

Participation could be eligible as a CPD activity ...

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Nova Scotia Securities Commission Changes in the Regulation of Syndicated Mortgages

If you practice in securities law and real property law, specifically in the area of syndicated mortgages, you should be familiar with recent regulatory changes.

Changes to the regulation of syndicated mortgages in Nova Scotia by the Nova Scotia Securities Commission (the Commission) became effective on March 1, 2021 ...

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FRAUD ALERT: Cyber Fraud Scams Rampant

Cyber fraud attacks continue to be on the rise internationally, including in Nova Scotia.

According to the federal Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, between January 1 and February 28, 2021, there were 11,266 reports of fraud in Canada, 7,646 victims of fraud and $34.6 million lost to fraud. And they also follow COVID-19 specifically.

Here are the most recent cyber alerts that we've posted, along with steps you can take to protect yourself ...

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HOW TO: Convert PDFs Into Text-Searchable and Copy/Paste Ready Documents

Adobe PDF software can access and modify text that would otherwise be locked in paper-based and PDF documents. You can easily convert typed, printed - even some clearly hand printed text - into editable and searchable data. This saves an incredible amount of human-powered reading, searching for keyword(s), and unnecessary retyping. Here's how ...

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NSLAP WELLNESS: Experiencing a Traumatic Event - Recovery and Coping Strategies

"Unexpected events - a serious accident, an act of violence, a natural disaster or some other incident can leave people directly or indirectly involved feeling unsettled or seriously impacted. This handout will help you understand some possible reactions you may be experiencing and provide suggestions regarding the best ways to manage your reactions and begin your recovery."

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Provide Your Input on Draft Criminal Law Standards: Charter Applications and Cultural Competence

The Society’s Criminal Law Standards Committee is seeking your feedback on the following two new proposed Criminal Law Standards ...

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