Legal services regulation is gaining momentum across the country and globally. While Nova Scotia is ahead of the curve here in Canada, it's already happening in several other jurisdictions around the world. Here are some other links and organizations to follow:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) – A professional, voluntary organization representing some 37,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students across Canada. Approximately two-thirds of all practising lawyers in Canada belong to the CBA.
Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) – The national coordinating body of Canada’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies, which regulate more than 100,000 lawyers and 4,000 Quebec notaries in the public interest.
- Law Society of British Columbia: Law Firm Regulation Consultation
- Innovating Regulation: A Collaboration of the Prairie Law Societies;see the discussion paper and abstract
- Law Society of Upper Canada: Compliance-based Entity Regulation
National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) – The organization in the United States whose members regulate the professional conduct of lawyers.
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – The independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Westminster Legal Policy Forum – A premier forum in England and Wales for policymakers and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to the law and the judicial system.