2022 Annual Conference 

Dec. 1-2, 2022
Halifax NS

December 1 & 2, 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS


Hot off the press! Check out the 2022 Annual Conference Brochure

If you are a current CBA member Articling, in your 1-3 year of call, or you live outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality, please contact the CBA-NS Office before you register, you may be eligible for a discount! (See below)

If you received an email in the past year regarding a credit on file, please contact the CBA-NS Office to take advantage of the credit.


Date: Thursday, December 1 & Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 4:15 pm (Atlantic Time)
Location: Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax NS


CBA-Current Member  2 Day  1 Day  
In Person  $525.00 + HST  $275.00 + HST  
Virtual  $400.00 + HST  $225.00 + HST  
In Person  $525.00 + HST  $275.00 + HST  
Virtual  $400.00 + HST  $225.00 + HST  
Non-Members, to register, email
Non-Member  2 Day  1 Day  
In Person  $875.00 + HST  $450.00 + HST  
Virtual  $660.00 + HST  $345.00 + HST  


eligible member discounts

Type  2 Day  1 Day  
In Person - 1-3 years of call  $393.75 + HST  $206.25 + HST  
In Person - Articling  $393.75 + HST  $206.25 + HST  
In Person - Outside of HRM  $393.75 + HST  $206.25 + HST  
Virtual - 1-3 years of call  $300.00 + HST  $168.75 + HST  
Virtual - Articling  $300.00 + HST  $168.75 + HST  
Firm Discount - 5+ Members*      
Firm 5+ Current Members (each)  $472.50 + HST  $247.50 + HST  
Virtual 5+ Current Members (each)  $360.00 + HST  $202.50 + HST  


*A 10% group discount is availible to firms registering 5 or more lawyers. Young lawyers (1-3 years) and Regional lawyers already taking advantage of a discount may count towards your 5 or more but will not receive an additional discount. Please contact the CBA-NS Office to register and receive the discount.

Not a Member? Want to become a Member? Click here and sign up! You can email cbainfo@cbans.ca for assistance.

Thursday, December 1st        
Sessions:   Presented by:
Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants in Nova Scotia   Dr. Ilana Dodi Luther, Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    
Document Management and Production. Tips and Traps   Jane O’Neil, KC, and
Kelsey Dowling, McInnes Cooper
Moderator: Agnes MacNeil, KC
CRA updates, tax questions and answers for estate planning and estate administration   Melanie Petrunia, Petrunia Law, and
James Rhodes, Taxation Lawyers
A Closer Look at Prompt Payment Legislation   Andrea MacNevin, Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers Inc., and
Duncan Williams, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Written Advocacy   Chris Rupar, Department of Justice (Canada),
Moderator: Kathleen McManus, KC 
Estates & Litigation – Are you really prepared?   Jessica Lyle, TEP, Touchstone Legal Inc.,
Kris Dixon, Patterson Law, and
Peter Rumscheidt, Weldon McInnis
Worth It? Ransomware Demands, the Changing Legal Landscape, and Navigating Risk   Matt Saunders, Deloitte Legal Canada LLP
Best Practices in Small Claims Court   Dale Darling, KC, Health Association of Nova Scotia,
Augustus (Gus) Richardson, KC, AD+REM Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Inc., and
Nancy Elliott, Stockton Maxwell & Elliot,
Moderator - Kathleen McManus, KC
The Importance of Marriage Contracts in Estate Planning: The Intersection of Family Law and Estates   Michelle Axworthy, Cox & Palmer, and 
Jonathan Hooper, Cox & Palmer
Meta-Data: How to make it your Friend   Rachel Barnes, Department of Justice (Canada), and
Larry Cameron, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)
Getting Your Evidence in (and keeping it in): The ins and outs of an unobjectionable affidavit   Jeremy Smith, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, 
Moderator: Jon Shapiro, Schulich School of Law
Probate: What NOT to Do   Jane Gourley-Davis, Patterson Law, and
Registrar of Probate Cora Jacquemin, Province of Nova Scotia
New Models of Legal Services   Carla Swansburg, ClearyX
Friday, December 2nd    
Sessions include:   Presented by:
Litigating and Deciding Appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada    Justice Mahmud Jamal, Supreme Court of Canada
Obtaining and interpreting business valuations and guideline income reports   Nikki Robar, PwC Canada, and
Yvonne LaHaye, KC, Conrad Dillon Robinson Law
Civil Practice & Procedure at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal   Caroline McInnes, Prothonotary and Registrar of NSCA, and
Peter McVey, KC, Cox & Palmer;
Peeling Back the Layers: The Doctrine Of Buyer Beware And Other Legal Maxim   Justin Adams, Blois Nickerson & Bryson, and
Ian Joyce, Blois Nickerson & Bryson
Problems of Proof – Evidence Issues in Family Law    Justice Forgeron, Supreme Court Family Division, and Moderator: Julia Cornish, KC, Conrad Dhillon Robinson Law
Privacy Law for Corporate Lawyers   David Fraser, McInnes Cooper, and
Professor Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa
Landlord V Tenant: Different Perspectives on Negotiating a Commercial Lease   Matt Dorreen, Cox and Palmer, and
Mitch Eliasson, The Armour Group Limited
Primer on Islamic Law   Professor Yusef Aly, University of Windsor,
Ibrahim Danial, Danial Law, and
Soumia Allalou, Allalou Law
What’s on the M&A Horizon? Legal Trends in Purchase and Sale Transactions   Jamie Angus, Touchstone Legal Inc., and
Craig Maloney, MNP
Mortgage Fraud: Tips & Strategies for Loss Prevention   Kelly Shannon, Burnside Law, and
Cameron McInnes, Chicago Title

How to co-parent: 10 tools to recommend to your clients

  Kelsey Hudson, Conrad Dillon Robinson Law, and
Lana MacLean, Cultural Clinical Consultants
Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions: Beyond Force Majeure   Heidi Schedler, KC, Halifax Water, and
Melanie Gillis, McInnes Cooper
Rules 57 and 13.08 – Underused or better left by the wayside?   Danielle Keating, Burchells LLP,
Jack Townsend, Nova Scotia Department of Justice, and
Justice John Keith, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia



Attendance at this meeting can be applied towards your yearly professional development plan that includes a minimum of 12 CPD hours.


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