• The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is the public interest regulator of the legal profession

    The Society sets and maintains standards for the credentialing and admissions of those who seek to practise law in Nova Scotia, ensures professional responsibility through its regulation, and works to enhance access to legal services and the justice system for all Nova Scotians. (At left: Bar Admission Ceremony 2017, Pier 21)

  • Building cultural competence, equity strategies in legal workplaces

    For tools and guidance on employment equity and cultural competence, use the Society’s resource portal: Developing an equity strategy in your legal workplace. It provides lawyers and legal services organizations with model policies, short educational videos, assessment toolkits and checklists, and a reference library. Find the portal under Equity & access or bookmark this link: http://nsbs.libguides.com/equityportal.


  • Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest

    Council created an ambitious Strategic Framework to guide the Society’s activities from 2016 to 2019. Strategic initiatives include implementing the Regulatory Objectives and legal services regulation, among others. These efforts aim to ensure regulation of Nova Scotia’s legal profession is keeping pace with the rapidly evolving global landscape of legal services. For details on how it's shaping up, see nsbs.org/legal-services-regulation