Code of Professional Conduct

Nova Scotia’s lawyers are expected to conduct themselves and their law practices ethically. The Code of Professional Conduct creates the standards of conduct for Nova Scotia lawyers.

Approved by Council September 23, 2011

Chapter 1 – Interpretations & Definitions

Chapter 2 – Standards of the Legal Profession

Chapter 3 – Relationship to Clients

Chapter 4 – Marketing of Legal Services

Chapter 5 – Relationship to the Administration of Justice

Chapter 6 – Relationship to Students, Employees and Others

Chapter 7 – Relationship to the Society and Other Lawyers