Justice Minister and Attorney General Brad Johns announced the appointment of 14 lawyers in Nova Scotia to the King’s Counsel. The criteria to receive this designation includes having been a member of the Nova Scotia bar for a minimum of 15 years and demonstrating professional integrity and good character. An independent advisory committee makes recommendations to the Minister of Justice and …
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is pleased to announce that Josie McKinney is the first recipient of the Society’s Award for Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Peoples Excellence in the Legal Profession (AMIE).
We would like to congratulate our 2022 Race and the Law Essay Prize recipient, Michael Michel, for his paper, “Indigenous Self-Government and Criminal Law: The Path Towards Concurrent Jurisdiction in Canada.”
A special congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the NSBS President's Leadership Award Shaniqwa Thomas!
We’re happy to introduce the Society’s new Award for Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Peoples Excellence in the Legal Profession (AMIE) which recognizes outstanding Mi’kmaq and Indigenous lawyers within Nova Scotia who have contributed to their community, their Nation, the legal profession and to the Society.Continue reading “Introducing the New Award for Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Peoples Excellence in the Legal Profession (AMIE)”
We’re seeking essay submissions for the 2022 Race & the Law Essay Prize, an initiative of the Society’s Racial Equity Committee. This award recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarship by law students in Nova Scotia, on topics pertaining specifically to issues of race and law.Continue reading “Race and the Law Essay Prize”