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 new 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 new 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 examines current efforts to transform regulation and governance in the public interest. Through extensive research and consultation, the Society is developing a new regulatory model for the province’s legal profession to ensure regulation is keeping pace with the rapidly evolving landscape of legal services. The new edition also features a Q&A with the Hon. Lena M. Diab, the first woman to serve as Nova Scotia’s Justice Minister and Attorney General.