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The Society Record, Vol. 34 No. 1: Focus on cultural competence

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Society Record, Vol 34 No 1The Spring 2016 edition of The Society Record is now available online.

The new issue puts the spotlight on the importance of cultural competence in the legal profession in Nova Scotia. 



See the new edition for these articles and more:

  • “The cultural competence imperative,” a new President’s View column by President Jill Perry;
  • Truth and reconciliation: Heeding the call to action in Nova Scotia;     
  • Introducing the NSBS Equity Portal;
  • Gender neutral language tips (by Kaitlin Pierce & Melanie Anderson);   
  • Community engagement and commitment to social justice: A keynote address by Emma Halpern, the Society’s Equity & Access Officer;  
  • Untitled: Resolving historic land title issues;
  • Cultivating empowered workplaces: Cultural competence case studies (by Lisa Teryl);
  • Historical trauma can resonate for generations; 
  • Volunteer Profile: Canadian Association of Black Lawyers launches Nova Scotia chapter;
  • Begun in Faith, Continued in Determination: Burnley Allan (Rocky) Jones and the Egalitarian Practice of Law (excerpts of Professor Richard F. Devlin’s chapter from In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession, 2016, UBC Press);
  • 25th F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture; 
  • 4th annual Women: Strength in Leadership – Remembering Dara Gordon QC; keynote by Lydia Bugden, CEO and Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey;
  • LIANS – Tips from the Risk & Practice Management Program; and
  • In Memoriam: The Honourable Constance Glube QC, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia

The Fall 2016 edition of the magazine will be published in October. The deadline for advertising and content is Friday, September 23, 2016. For more details, see the ratecard & submission guidelines.