Legal services regulation news

Read archived editions of the Legal Services Regulation Update newsletter online and see relevant news links below. 
 
* Note: Bolded titles indicate news items related to Nova Scotia.

New process for law firms setting up in N.S.
Canadian Lawyer / Legal Feeds | August 7, 2018 | By donalee Moulton

Enhancing diversity a key role for N.S. law society
Canadian Lawyer | July 12, 2018 | By donalee Moulton

Alberta law society’s bid to modernize hits roadblock 
Canadian Lawyer | July 5, 2018 | By Geoff Ellwand 

The Lawyer's Daily | April 4, 2018 | By Carolyn Gruske
 
Canadian Lawyer | March 5, 2018 | by donalee Moulton
 
Slaw.ca | February 5, 2018 | By Jordan Furlong
National article includes positive note about new NSBS model of regulation: "Nova Scotia is leading the way towards an entity regulation system that will create structures and frameworks to systemically support and help enforce proactive adherence to professional responsibility ..."
 
NSBS News | January 25, 2018 
 
The Lawyer's Daily | January 19, 2018 | By Carolyn Gruske

Nova Scotia’s Stealth Revolution
Not Just For Lawyers | Jan. 8, 2018 | By Laura Snyder 

Looking to 2018: Jordan Furlong gives us his predictions on the legal market (video)

CBA National | December 21, 2017| BY YVES FAGUY
“One of the most interesting things happening in Canada … is what Nova Scotia is doing in the regulatory space," says Mr. Furlong in his highlights to watch for across the country in 2018.

Legal Services Support: new regulatory tools for a new approach
Jennifer Pink, Legal Services Support Manager | December 11, 2017

Bringing risk focus and Triple P together
Victoria Rees, Director, Professional Responsibility | December 8, 2017 

Introducing the NSBS Trust Assurance Program
Sean Walker, Director, Finance & Administration | December 8, 2017

Illinois Law 2017: The Year in Review (note: see 'ARDC implements self-assessment rule')
Illinois Bar Journal | December 2017, Vol. 105 No. 12 | By Ed Finkel

Who’s a law society for?
Slaw.com | November 30, 2017 | By Amy Salyzyn

Legal Services Regulation at NSBS: An update
Memo from Darrel Pink, Executive Director | November 27, 2017

Colorado Goes Live With Online Lawyer Self-Assessment
Bloomberg Law | Nov. 15, 2017 | By Joan C. Rogers 

Canadian Association of Legal Ethics presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Darrel Pink
NSBS | October 30, 2017

Applying Risk-Based Regulation
Grey Areas | September 2017, No. 219 | By Rebecca Durcan

Entity regulation encouraged to boost diversity
Law Times | September 25. 2017 | By Alex Robinson

Goodbye Guild – Law’s Changing Culture
Forbes | July 6, 2017 | By Mark A. Cohen  

Nova Scotia law society explores succession planning issues, options
The Lawyer's Daily | July 4, 2017 | By donalee Moulton

Illinois Supreme Court adopts 'proactive management-based regulation'
BLOG: Illinois L@wyer NOW | Jan. 25, 2017 | Illinois State Bar Association

Legislative changes required for legal services regulation in Nova Scotia
​NSBS | November 16, 2016

Pilot project update: Management System Self-Assessment Tool
NSBS | November 15, 2016

Innovating Regulation Consultation Report Released
Legal Sourcery | October 27, 2016
By Barbra Bailey, Policy Counsel, Law Society of Saskatchewan

The Lawyers Weekly | October 21, 2016 | By Cristin Schmitz 

Introducing the Management System Self-Assessment Tool: Q&A with the Legal Services Support Officer
NSBS | September 9, 2016

Transforming regulation: An international discussion
Darrel Pink, NSBS Executive Director | September 8, 2016

Self-assessment models emerging in Colorado & Illinois
NSBS | September 8, 2016
 

LSR and A2J come together
NSBS | September 8, 2016
NSBS | September 8, 2016

Nova Scotia lawyers get new training regimen
The Lawyers Weekly | August 19, 2016 | By donalee Moulton

Slaw.ca | July 13, 2016 | By Malcolm Mercer 

LSUC backs ‘sea change’ in regulation of lawyers
The Lawyers Weekly | June 13, 2016 | By John Schofield

Why the Law Society of Upper Canada’s move toward ‘entity regulation’ matters: Nova Scotia is ahead of the wave in numerous ways these days
Financial Post | June 1, 2016 | By Drew Hasselback

Ethics: Preventive Regulation
Illinois Bar Journal | June 2016 | By Ed Finkel

Re-thinking lawyer discipline: Taking a risk-based approach
CBA National | May 24, 2016 | By Emily Alderson

25th F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer
The Society Record | Vol. 34 No. 1 Spring 2016

9 Emerging Truths About Legal Service Delivery
Law Matters, CBA Alberta | Spring 2016  

Orphaned Again? The Place of Government Lawyers Within New Regulatory Paths
Slaw.ca | April 19, 2016 | by Amy Salyzyn

Transforming regulation: Will you volunteer for pilot project?
NSBS | April 8, 2016

Update: Consultation with the legal profession
Darrel Pink, NSBS Executive Director | April 7, 2016

Mitch Kowalski: Entity regulation comes to Canada
LEGAL POST | February 23, 2016

Looking ahead: Legal entity-based regulation
CBA National | February 23, 2016

ABA Journal | Feb. 8, 2016

Consultation update: Management System for Ethical Legal Practice
Darrel Pink, NSBS Executive Director | February 3, 2016

Regulation Reform: Cross-Canada checkup #2
LSUC, LSA, LSBC | Feb. 2, 2016

Community engagement and legal services regulation
Jane Willwerth, NSBS Information Specialist | Feb. 2, 2016

Doing things differently: Triple-P approach infuses NSBS operations 
NSBS | February 2, 2016

Canadian Lawyer / Legal Feeds | February 2, 2016
LAW TIMES | January 25, 2016

Innovating Regulation on the Prairies
SLAW | January 20, 2016 | by Karen Dyck

Five Transformative Bar Reform Ideas To Get to 100% to Justice — Paper Abstract 
Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog | January 5, 2016

A Review of Possible Elements of Deregulation of Law, Gleaned From Current Conversations 
Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog | December 9, 2015

ABA Commission Suggests Overall Regulatory Objectives
Bloomberg BNA Legal News | October 21, 2015 | By Joan C. Rogers

Legal Practice and Legal Delivery: An Important Distinction
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business | October 20, 2015
By Mark A. Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Legalmosaic

LSUC takes most controversial ABS idea off table
THE LAWYERS WEEKLY | October 9, 2015 | By Cristin Schmitz
 

Canadian Lawyer | October 5. 2015 | By Yamri Taddese (Cover story)

Regulation reform: A cross-Canada checkup
Darrel Pink, NSBS Executive Director | September 23, 2015

The Globe and Mail | Sep. 22, 2015

OPINION: Debate over ABS must continue: Headon
Canadian Lawyer / Legal Feeds | August 6, 2015 

The Globe and Mail | August 5, 2015
 
Have we reached the end of the partnership model?
ABA Journal | August 1, 2015

Law Society hosts legal regulators
LSUC Treasurer's Blog | July 30, 2015

The term "ABS" is becoming an obstacle to reform
BLOG: The Regulation of Legal Services | July 30, 2015

The Winds of Change
Slaw.ca | July 29, 2015

“Compelling case” for reform of regulation, says LSB, as focus on independence intensifies
legalfutures | July 27, 2015

Ontario poll results show ‘big support’ for entity regulation
LAW TIMES | July 13, 2015 

When it comes to law firm mergers, is getting bigger always better?
Legal Post | July 10, 2015

LSB and SRA publish joint research into innovation in legal services 
Legal Services Board (U.K.) | July 7, 2015

Regulatory reform explored as compliance-based approach considered
Law Times | July 6, 2015

N.S. moves forward on ‘entity regulation’
The Lawyers Weekly | July 3, 2015

Will Ontario lose out on ABS? Four provinces (including NS) have paved the way for alternative business structures. Ontario is not among them.
Lexpert Magazine | July/August 2015 issue

Changes in Manitoba would allow regulation of law firms
Canadian Lawyer | May 8, 2015

Manitoba Law Society will get expanded powers to regulate law firms, lawyers
Winnipeg Free Press | May 7, 2015

Move towards entity regulation gathers steam
LAW TIMES | May 4, 2015

Summit on legal innovation in legal services gets underway in Silicon Valley
ABA Journal | May 3, 2015

Entity Regulation moving forward
The Society Record | Spring 2015

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society: Exploring a legal coaching model
NSRLP | November 19, 2014

Entity Regulation 101: Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest
The Society Record | Fall 2014

‘Triple-P’ regulation in Nova Scotia
The Society Record | Fall 2014

BLOG: Immigration practice and the #NewLaw
Liz’s Blog | June 19, 2014

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society fields more gripes
Chronicle Herald | June 18, 2014

Walmart law already here
Law Times | April 28, 2014  

Regulators, firms grapple with aging issues
The Lawyers Weekly | January 24, 2014

The top 10 Canadian legal ethics stories of 2013
Canadian Lawyer | January 3, 2014

Regulatory changes could make court dealings less costly: Changes amount to a ‘shift in culture’
Cape Breton Post | November 27, 2013

ABS in Canada? Closer than you might think
Law21.ca | November 7, 2013

Dramatic changes on the table at the NSBS
Canadian Lawyer | July 17, 2013