It’s a term we use all the time in relation to the Society’s mandate. It’s at the core of all we do in regulating the legal profession. But what does it mean exactly? Through our blog, In the Public Interest, we aim to show how the Society’s work is making a difference to Nova Scotians.
Enhancing access to legal services and the justice system
Under the 2013-2016 Strategic Framework, it’s a priority to enhance access to legal services and the justice system for all Nova Scotians. This year, the Society aims to examine and approve regulatory changes to enhance access, and advocate for enhanced access for equity-seeking and economically disadvantaged groups. See the Access to Justice Action Plan at nsbs.org/enhance-access.
Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest
Council created an ambitious Strategic Framework to guide the Society’s activities from 2013 through 2016. A main priority this year is to examine and approve an outcomes-focused regulatory model, to ensure regulation of Nova Scotia’s legal profession is keeping pace with technology and the rapidly evolving global landscape of legal services. See nsbs.org/transform-regulation for details.
The Society Record
The latest Society Record introduces #TalkJustice: Community voices on justice in Nova Scotia. It also includes an update the Society’s entity regulation work, a Kim Pate interview, a historical look at Viola Desmond’s legal proceedings, tips for developing a trauma-informed legal practice, and recaps of UnCommon Law 5, the LISNS Pro Bono Symposium and the IB&M Initiative’s 25thanniversary.