Becoming a lawyer in NS

In order to become a lawyer in Nova Scotia, you must obtain a law degree and fulfil the educational and training requirements for admission to a law society. 

  1. Articling and Bar Admissions
  2. Transfers from other provinces in Canada
  3. Transfers from Québec
  4. Transfers from other countries / Internationally trained lawyers

Important dates for the current year

Temporary practice in Nova Scotia

Policies and procedures

Frequently asked questions

To assist you once you have been called, the NSBS has created a primer for new members. Please see the NSBS Guide for new lawyers