Help the Access to Justice Coordinating Committee improve how justice and legal services are delivered in Nova Scotia. Share your thoughts and stories anonymously via the online tool at www.talkjustice.ca. Your input will help us shape the changes ahead. Read more …
The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is the public interest regulator of the legal profession
The Society sets and maintains standards for the credentialing and admissions of those who seek to practise law in Nova Scotia, ensures professional responsibility through its regulation, and works to enhance access to legal services and the justice system for all Nova Scotians. (At left: Bar Admission Ceremony 2017, Pier 21)
Building cultural competence, equity strategies in legal workplaces
The current edition of the Society Record is a #TalkJustice summer reading special. View it online for essays, poems and reflections inspired by the #TalkJustice project, which connects with the public to help improve how justice and legal services are delivered in Nova Scotia.
Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest
Council created an ambitious Strategic Framework to guide the Society’s activities from 2016 to 2019. Strategic initiatives include implementing the Regulatory Objectives and legal services regulation, among others. These efforts aim to ensure regulation of Nova Scotia’s legal profession is keeping pace with the rapidly evolving global landscape of legal services. For details on how it's shaping up, see nsbs.org/legal-services-regulation.
Society leadership for 2018-2019
The Society’s executive officers for 2018-2019 are President Frank E. DeMont QC (centre), First Vice-President John Bodurtha (at left) and Second Vice-President Carrie Ricker (at right). Learn more about Council at nsbs.org/about_us/council.