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.
How We Regulate
Learn about how we regulate legal services in Nova Scotia & review our six regulatory objectives.
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 four 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.