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. The Society aims to examine and approve regulatory changes to enhance access, and advocate for enhanced access for equity-seeking and economically disadvantaged groups. Find out more in the new Equity & access section of the website at nsbs.org/equity-access.
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
Restorative justice is in the Society Record spotlight. The new edition includes content on RJ efforts across Nova Scotia, restorative approaches in schools and administrative agencies, Mi’kmaw family group conferencing, the Seventh Step Society and the restorative inquiry into past abuses at the NS Home for Colored Children.