The Society regulates Nova Scotia’s legal profession. The privilege of profession-led regulation is granted through Nova Scotia’s Legal Professional Act (LPA).
Who We Are & What We Do
As the regulator of Nova Scotia’s legal profession, we exist to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of law.
Council & Committees
Learn more about Council's role, current Council, committees and Council meeting dates.
Council has created a set of Strategic Goals and Objectives to guide our work for the next three years.
Equity & Access
One of our regulatory objectives call us to promote diversity, inclusion, substantive equality, and freedom from discrimination in the delivery of legal services and the justice system.
Awards & Appointments
Society awards include the Distinguished Service Award, NSBS President’s Leadership Award & the Race and the Law Essay prize. Learn more about Queen’s Counsel Appointments & the notary public process.
The Society’s Annual Report presents a comprehensive review of the past year including the President’s Report on Council priorities and the Executive Director’s summary of operational and liaison highlights.