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’.
Practice Resource Search
The Society’s new practice resource search will help you find websites, articles, webinars, podcasts, videos and more to support you in your legal practice. We’ll update this search often so you find relevant, updated and useful resources.
Equity & Access Mentorship Programs
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.
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.