NSBS Regulations

The Regulations, made pursuant to the Legal Profession Act, set out the specific responsibilities and standards all lawyers are required to meet. These Regulations govern all aspects of the regulatory process including admission standards, administrative obligations of lawyers and law firms, requirements for the operation of trust accounts, complaint and hearing processes and more.

Part 1 – Definitions & General

Part 2 – Managing Society Affairs, Executive Director, Council, Elections and Committees

Part 3 – Admissions

Part 4 – Obligations of Lawyers and Law Firms

Part 5 – Membership Categories, Changes of Category, Obligations, Suspensions

Part 6 – Lawyers From Other Jurisdictions

Part 7 – LLP’s and Law Corporations

Part 8 – Standards

Part 9 – Professional Responsibility

Part 10 – Trust Accounts

Part 11 – Lawyers’ Fund for Client Compensation, Land Registration Act Compensation Fund

Part 12 – Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia (LIANS)

Part 13 – Real Estate Practice

Part 14 – Transitional Practice