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; enhanced version added May 18, 2017)
- 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 email@example.com.
Detailed information about regulation across Canada, through 14 provincial and territorial law societies, is available from the Federation of Law Societies.