Become a lawyer

Please note: The Education & Credentials department will be closed December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Applications will not be processed during this time.

In order to become a lawyer in Nova Scotia, you must obtain a law degree and fulfil the educational and training requirements for admission to a law society. 

  1. Articling and Bar Admissions
  2. Transfers from other provinces in Canada
  3. Transfers from Québec
  4. Transfers from other countries / Internationally trained lawyers

Important dates for the current year

Temporary practice in Nova Scotia

Policies and procedures

Frequently asked questions