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.
Transferring from another Canadian Province
A member of a Canadian law society who holds a degree in Common law from a Canadian university (or equivalent) may apply for transfer to the NSBS. This page includes information for Québec lawyers who may qualify to practise in Nova Scotia as Canadian Legal Advisors (CLAs).
Temporary Practice in NS
A permit is needed to practise law on a temporary basis in Nova Scotia. Find the applications for a temporary practice permit and the application for permit to act as a Foreign Legal Consultant.
Applying with a foreign law degree
If you have any questions regarding the transfer process, please contact email@example.com.
Review frequently asked questions related to mobility. This is an overview and is intended as a guide only.
Policies & Procedures
Timelines for document submission and application processing.