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Introducing: NSBS Guide for New Lawyers in Nova Scotia

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When lawyers are newly admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar, they must meet a number of regulatory requirements and make certain practice arrangements. 

To assist newly called lawyers, the Society has produced a Guide for New Lawyers: A membership primer for the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. The guide can be found in a number of locations on the Society’s website, including the Membership page.

The new guide covers a wide range of topics such as how to keep informed about regulatory updates; changing your membership category or contact information; professional standards; the complaints process, insurance claims; and developing ethical infrastructure for managing your legal practice. It also outlines annual obligations for members such as annual fees, trust account reporting, professional development and the Annual Lawyer Report.

In 2017, the Society also published these new resources for lawyers in Nova Scotia: