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Register for the 2019 NSBS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program

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2019 Annual Meeting & Professional Development Program

All lawyers, articled clerks and non-practising members are invited to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program.

Join us Saturday, June 15 in Halifax at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law for the Annual Meeting at 8:30 AM, followed by a keynote session and an education session from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM. This is an opportunity to connect with the Society, network with your colleagues and gain knowledge to help you thrive in your legal career.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30 to 12:00 PM

Where: 6061 University Ave., Halifax, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Cost: FREE

Keynote Presentation:

Lawyering in Balance – Kathryn M. Dumke QC, KMD Dumke Law 

Be part of a conversation on creating your own biography, living life as a lawyer, and finding balance within.

Professional Development Program

The 2019 Professional Development Program includes a range of helpful and practical 45-minute sessions for lawyers, including:

  • Carrying electronic devices over the border – Kathleen McManus, Department of Justice (Canada)
  • Creating your small practice succession plan – Rob McCleave and Jennifer Pink, NSBS Legal Services Support
  • Knowing when and how to get help in practice – Liz Wozniak, North Star Immigration Law and Jade Pictou, Mackillop Pictou Law Group
  • The Price is Right: Managing Risk & Reducing the Access to Justice Gap – Julien Matte, North End Law
  • Tips for Avoiding and Navigating Complaints Peter Mancini QC, Barrister & Solicitor and Victoria Rees, NSBS Director of Professional Responsibility
  • Working with Mi’kmaq and Indigenous communities in NS - Naiomi Metallic, Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy at Schulich School of Law; Angelina Amaral, Glooscap First Nation; Jennifer Cox, National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; and Heather McNeill QC, Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative Negotiation Office

Learn more in this detailed program

How to Register


Login to your member portal here to register.

Please note that you may choose your education sessions the day of the meeting & professional development program. 

For students:

Students are encouraged to join us to connect with the Society, network with your future colleagues and gain knowledge to help you thrive in your legal career. Register by emailing Desiree Jones at

Questions about the 2019 NSBS Annual Meeting? Please contact the Society at 902-422-1491 or