• Society leadership for 2016-2017

    The Society’s executive officers for 2016-2017 are President R. Daren Baxter QC, TEP (centre), First Vice-President Julia Cornish QC (at left) and Second Vice-President Frank E. DeMont QC (at right). Find out more about Council at nsbs.org/about_us/council.  

  • 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 justice for all Nova Scotians. (At left: Bar Admission Ceremony 2015, Pier 21)

  • Building cultural competence, equity strategies in legal workplaces

    For tools and guidance on employment equity and cultural competence, use the Society’s resource portal: Developing an equity strategy in your legal workplace. It provides lawyers and legal services organizations with model policies, short educational videos, assessment toolkits and checklists, and a reference library. Find the new portal under Equity & access or bookmark it directly: http://nsbs.libguides.com/equityportal.

  • NSBS BLOG: In the Public Interest

    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.

  • Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest

    Council created an ambitious Strategic Framework to guide the Society’s activities from 2013 to 2016. A main priority is to establish an outcomes-focused regulatory model, 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 so far, see nsbs.org/legal-services-regulation

  • The Society Record

    Cultural competence is the focus of the current edition of the Society Record. View online for articles about the Society’s Equity Portal and community engagement efforts, gender neutral language tips, heeding the Call to Action #27 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and more.