Articled Clerks

Change is coming to the Society’s bar admission program for new clerks starting articles in June 2020 and for clerks who begin articles after November 1, 2019.

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About Articling

Find answers to your questions about articling.

Please note: The articling application is currently being revised. Contact pconnor@nsbs.org if you are starting articles before June 1, 2020.

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Bar Exam

Find answers to questions related to the bar exam including what the bar exam tests, the format, how to prepare and more.

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Bar Admission Ceremony

Bar Admission ceremonies occur throughout the year for applicants who are eligible as members of or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. The major Bar Admission Ceremony, predominantly for articled clerks, takes place every June in Halifax.

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Information for Principals

A Principal is a lawyer, law firm or office of a law firm that has more than one office in the province who agrees to train and supervise an articled clerk. Find the Principal's Manual and Model Education Plans.

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