Practice Support & Resources

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’.

Whether you’re opening your practice, looking for practice guidance, planning for retirement, or seeking to understand your professional and ethical obligations – we have resources to assist you.

Additional Resources:

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.

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Resource Portal

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.

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Opening a Firm & Exiting Practice

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, registering a new law firm, succession planning, and exiting practice.

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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.

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