The Society is seeking nominations for the 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
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The 2023 Race and the Law Essay Prize, an initiative of the NSBS Racial Equity Committee, is now open for submissions.
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We are pleased to announce that the Society will welcome a new Director and Advisor to our Equity and Access Office in the coming weeks. The selection of the incoming Director and Advisor is the product of a months-long and nationwide recruitment process. I want to thank the Society’s Equity Committees for their invaluable contributions during the recruitment and interviewing process.
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To learn more about barriers resulting from gender-based discrimination and harassment in the present, the Society’s Gender Equity Committee designed and distributed an online questionnaire to members in 2019. This report summarizes these findings and our next step is to research and consider what recommendations the Committee will make to Council and the Society to address the issues and what …
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We would like to extend to the legal profession an invitation to the 18th Annual Pride Reception, co-hosted by the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Community Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
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Watch the replay of ‘Practical Application of the Equity Toolkit’ with Jennifer Dickison, NSBS Equity and Access Manager, and Jubanti Dhan Toppo, NSBS Equity Advisor, from the November 24, 2021, NSBS/LIANS Solo and Small Firm Conference.
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