Certificates & Letters of Good Standing

Members may request a Certificate of Standing or a Letter of Good Standing if they require documentation from the Society advising a third party of their membership standing, discipline history or other information.  

Please note: Some recipients may not accept Certificates of Standing that do not come directly from a law society. It is your responsibility to verify this information with the relevant parties prior to submitting your application in order to avoid delays and / or additional fees. 

Certificate of Standing 

A Certificate of Standing confirms your membership and membership standing with the Society, and may include the following information: 

  • any discipline or competency proceedings pending or taken against you, and the nature of the conduct that is the subject of the proceeding; 
  • information on any misappropriation of funds or wrongful conversion of property, and whether any claims are pending before the Society; 
  • whether your right to practise law is subject to restrictions or conditions, and whether or not such restrictions are voluntary or imposed by the Society. 

Send your completed application to certstanding@nsbs.org with payment of the appropriate fee.  

Letter of Good Standing 

A Letter of Good Standing is a basic version of the Certificate of Standing. This letter will confirm your membership standing with the Society. 

Send your completed application to certstanding@nsbs.org with payment of the appropriate fee.