The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is building a new model of regulating legal services, in a manner that is risk-focused, proactive, principled and proportionate. The new approach is designed to be more responsive to a diverse and profoundly changing environment, to enhance the quality of legal services, to encourage ethical legal practice, to foster innovation in legal services and to increase access to justice.
Find out how the new framework for legal services regulation is shaping up, with NSBS Regulatory Objectives and outcomes sought, Management Systems for Ethical Legal Practice (MSELP), and the Triple-P, risk-based approach at the heart of the new regulatory model.
Framework summary chart: Laying the foundation for legal services regulation (pdf)
For ongoing updates on the movement toward legal services regulation in Nova Scotia and elsewhere:
- see news about legal services regulation,
- read the blog by the Legal Services Regulation Steering Committee,
- subscribe to the Legal Services Regulation Update e-newsletter, and
- follow the Society on Twitter @NSBS.
Resources: The reports & resources section includes research and progress reports from the Society and its project consultants, reports from other organizations, and relevant links to other online resources. For detailed explanations, visit the FAQs and glossary of terms.
Project governance: Leading this initiative are the Society’s Legal Services Regulation Steering Committee, Communications & Engagement Working Group, Legislation & Regulation Working Group and Solo & Small Firm Working Group.
Consultation: The Society continues to consult widely with the legal profession and other stakeholders in creating a truly ‘made-in-Nova Scotia’ solution. See a list of ongoing and upcoming consultation sessions and other engagement opportunities. Please contact us with your questions, feedback and examples of innovative legal practice in Nova Scotia.