2017 NSBS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program

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Event date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:30
Name of Organization: 
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Contact Email: 
Schulich School of Law, 6061 University Ave., Halifax

All lawyers, articled clerks and non-practising members are invited to attend the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program, which will take place on Saturday, June 17 in Halifax. The Annual Meeting begins at 8:30 am, followed by a keynote address by Don Thompson QC, CEO of the Law Society of Alberta, then a two-hour educational component from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 
8:30 am to 12:00 pm 

Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
6061 University Ave., Halifax


Keynote address: "Collaborating on the future of the legal profession" 
with Don Thompson QC, CEO of the Law Society of Alberta

To confirm your attendance at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program, RSVP to AnnualMeeting@nsbs.org, indicating the two educational sessions you plan to attend. 

This year's Professional Development Program will highlight the Professional Standards for Nova Scotia's legal profession. The following presenters from each of the Society's Standards Committees will join us to discuss ongoing work by the committees and new developments in each area of the Standards. Each session will be offered twice: 

KeynoteCollaborating on the future of the legal profession

Lawyers now practise across the province, around the region and nationally. In his keynote address, Don Thompson QC will discuss the implications for the legal profession of regulation of this new reality. Together with new legal service providers and online legal services, this reality presents both significant challenges and opportunities for legal services regulation.

Mr. Thompson has been Executive Director and CEO of the Law Society of Alberta since 2001. In the national sphere, he is a key player in a number of initiatives of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He played an instrumental role in developing the National Mobility Agreement and participates in the National Committee on Accreditation, Requirements for Canadian Law Degrees and the National Admissions Standards project.

Mr. Thompson has been involved in regulation of the legal profession since 1983. Prior to joining the Law Society of Alberta, he held a number of senior positions at the Law Society of British Columbia. He is also an author, presenter and facilitator at national and international conferences.

If you have any questions about the 2017 NSBS Annual Meeting, please contact the Society at 902 422 1491 or AnnualMeeting@nsbs.org.