The practice of law does not come with a handbook. Through Legal Services Support (LSS), we are committed to helping you navigate all stages of your unique practice ‘life cycle’.
Equity & Access Resources
Link to the NSBS Equity Portal, information on the Ku’TawTinu: Shared Articling Initiative, pride mentorship program and the Legal Legacies & Bridges (LLB): African Canadian and Aboriginal Law Student Mentorship Program, Pride Mentorship Program and more.
Organized by topic, our growing hub of online practice tools and resources directs you to checklists, templates, articles, and videos to meet your practice management and development needs. Also here are links to the Practice Standards, Code of Professional Conduct, and other key documents that regulate our profession.
Opening a Firm
All new law firms are required to register with the Society before delivering legal services. Review information, forms and guidance to assist you with planning to open a practice and registering a new law firm.
Succession Planning & Exiting Practice
All lawyers and law firms in Nova Scotia must maintain an annually reviewed succession plan for their practice. Find the Society's Succession Planning Toolkit including a guide, checklist, templates and more.
Self-Assessing your Law Firm (MSELP)
All law firms in Nova Scotia are required to self-assess their Management Systems for Ethical Legal Practice every three years. The Self-Assessment Workbook is designed to support you in reflecting on and enhancing your policies, processes, and systems.
Mentoring can help improve relationships among lawyers, promote camaraderie and help address issues of stress and isolation faced by many lawyers.