Regulation

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:

Find out more about credentialing and admissions, professional responsibility, public hearings and decisions, trust accounts and Client ID Regulations.

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 communications@nsbs.org

Detailed information about regulation across Canada, through 14 provincial and territorial law societies, is available from the Federation of Law Societies.