The Equity & Access Office provides administrative support and expertise to the Society’s Equity Committees.
These committees support Council in the governance of the Society and advancing Council’s strategic framework by monitoring and advising on programs and policies that address issues of discrimination in the legal profession and in the administration of justice. They develop policy and program options that promote equity and diversity in the legal profession in Nova Scotia and assist the Equity & Access Officer in raising awareness of equity issues.
The Racial Equity Committee monitors and provides advice about programs that address issues of racism and discrimination in the legal profession and in relation to access to justice, including programs to increase access to the legal profession. The Gender Equity Committee similarly supports Council in the governance of the Society by monitoring and providing advice about matters that address issues of gender in the legal profession.