About Us

The Society regulates Nova Scotia’s legal profession. The privilege of profession-led regulation is granted through Nova Scotia’s Legal Professional Act (LPA).

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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.

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How We Regulate

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

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Council & Committees

Learn more about Council's role, current Council, committees and Council meeting dates.

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Strategic Plan

Council has created a set of Strategic Goals and Objectives to guide our work for the next four years.

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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.

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Awards & Appointments

Society awards include the Distinguished Service Award, NSBS President’s Leadership Award & the Race and the Law Essay prize. Learn more about King’s Counsel Appointments & the notary public process.

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Annual Report

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.

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