The Society’s regulatory framework describes the what, how and why of its regulatory activities. The existing framework for lawyers in Nova Scotia includes the Legal Profession Act (LPA), Regulations under the LPA, the Code of Professional Conduct, and Practice Standards and Guidelines.
These foundations will remain under legal services regulation, with the following key additions:
- Legal Services Regulation: The Policy Framework
- NSBS Regulatory Objectives;
- Management Systems for Ethical Legal Practice (MSELP);
- Legal Services Regulation outcomes; and
- Triple P, risk-based regulatory approach.
- LSR – the consultation process;
- MSELP self-assessment pilot project;
- MSELP resources portal;
- Summary LSR infographic (pdf)
The framework ties together the major components of the regulation of legal services in a structured way, showing the interrelationships of the Society’s legislative mandate (LPA), regulatory objectives, elements and outcomes in determining how the Society operates.
Other frameworks can nest within the comprehensive regulatory framework if they represent a unique system of rules that establish the way that something operates, e.g., risk framework, outcomes measurement framework.