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NSBS Mentorship Programs

Mentoring can help improve relationships among lawyers, promote camaraderie and help address issues of stress and isolation faced by many lawyers.

LIANS Mentorship Program

The LIANS Risk and Practice Management program offers a Mentorship Program, which builds on the foundation and experience of previous mentorship programs that were offered in collaboration with the Society.Learn more about the LIANS Mentorship Program

Equity & Access Mentorships

Equity & Access Mentorship Program

This mentorship program is offered in conjunction with the Indigenous Black and Mi’kmaq Initiative at Dalhousie University (IB&M).

Interested in the equity & access mentorship program? Please contact Jennifer Dickison, Equity & Access Manager, at jdicksion@nsbs.org.

The Internationally Trained Lawyers (ITL) Observership Program 

This observership program provides internationally trained lawyers with an opportunity to connect with the local legal profession and to learn about the practical and procedural aspects of practising law in Canada.  

The Society runs this program in collaboration with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) in Halifax. ITL Observership Application Package

Pride Mentorship Program 

The Pride Mentorship Program, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered lawyers, is offered in collaboration with the CBA Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) section.  

2SLGBTQ+ lawyers face specific challenges and barriers, and this program provides a forum for discussion, strategy and support designed to improve the practice experience for this community of lawyers.  Pride Mentorship Enrolment Form

The Ku’TawTinu: Shared Articling Initiative  

This initiative provides Mi’kmaq and Indigenous law students with an opportunity to engage in the process and practice of Aboriginal Law specifically related to legal research and litigation within Indigenous communities.  

The Ku’TawTinu: Shared Articling Initiative creates articling positions that will provide a well-rounded articling experience, which will focus on contemporary Mi’kmaq and Indigenous legal issues.  

Are you a law student interested in the Ku’TawTinu: Shared Articling Initiative? Please contact Jennifer Dickison, Equity & Access Manager, at jdicksion@nsbs.org.

The Ujima Shared Articling Initiative

Ujima is an African Proverb that means to build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems (collective work and responsibility).

The number of African Nova Scotians graduating from law school each year continues to climb, but the number of opportunities do not. 

To support and increase the number of practising African Nova Scotian lawyers the Society is extending the Shared Articling Initiative to include African Nova Scotians.

This will provide a well-rounded articling experience with the opportunity to include a grassroots approach with issues affecting African Nova Scotian communities.

Are you a law student interested in the Ujima Shared Articling Initiative? Please contact Jennifer Dickison, Equity & Access Manager, at jdicksion@nsbs.org.

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