The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is the governing body for the legal profession in Nova Scotia, which currently includes approximately 2,500 practising lawyers and non-practising members.
The Society’s purpose is to uphold and protect the public interest in regulating the practice of law in Nova Scotia. The following important documents currently govern this mandate:
- Legal Profession Act
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Regulations, made pursuant to the Act
- Code of Professional Conduct (in effect as of January 1, 2012)
- Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct: a Handbook for Lawyers in Nova Scotia (The Handbook) (no longer in effect, as of December 31, 2011)
- Table of Concordance between the Code and Handbook
The Society is developing a new regulatory framework: visit Legal services regulation news for ongoing updates and see the LSR Infographic for a quick overview. If you would like to receive the Legal Services Regulation Update newsletter via email, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed information about regulation across Canada, through 14 provincial and territorial law societies, is available from the Federation of Law Societies.