Interested in running for Council? Attend the Feb. 7th Information Session

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As the profession’s governing body, Council sets the Society’s strategic direction, strives for excellence in regulation and ensures the Society acts in the public interest. Council members lead the Society and lend their voices and unique insights to decisions that impact Nova Scotia’s legal profession. President Frank DeMont QC encourages those interested in leading the Society to consider running for Council in the upcoming District Election. Read his letter to the membership here.

Are you interested in running for Council?

Attend the Executive Committee’s information session to learn more about Council and the role and responsibilities of a Council member. You’re also encouraged to read the Call for Nominations in the Council District Election.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm
Attend in person: Nova Scotia Barristers' Society office, Cogswell Tower, 800–2000 Barrington Street, Halifax NS
Attend via teleconference: Call 1-866-862-7608 and enter the Conference ID “623 3560” followed by “#” when prompted.

Click here to submit your RSVP to the Candidate Information Session

For further information, please contact the Society’s Officers or Executive Director by email or phone. Our contact information is:

Frank DeMont QC, President - Tel: 902 755-9200,
Carrie Ricker, First Vice-President - Tel: 902 414-2403,
Jim Rossiter QC, Second Vice-President - Tel: 902 426-4528,
Tilly Pillay QC, Executive Director - Tel: 902 422-1491,

Submit your District Election Candidate Nomination by February 15th

Ten Council members will be elected across the province from the following districts:

- two from the Cape Breton District
- two from the Central District
- two from the Southwestern District
- four from the Halifax District 

Any member in good standing who resides in Nova Scotia is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate in their district.

District election nominations are now open until February 15, 2019. Voting will be open from March 4, 2019 to March 18, 2019. 

Learn more about the 2019 Council Election & the nomination process here

Questions relating to the logistics of the Council election process? Please contact the Society’s Governance Officer, Julia Schabas, at