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Call for Expressions of Interest: Supreme Court Liason Committee & Law Office Management Standards Committee

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There are currently vacancies on the Society’s Supreme Court Liaison Committee. The Committee seeks representation from outside Halifax, in particular from Cape Breton and the Western Counties, but encourages applications from any interested candidates.

The objective of the Supreme Court Liaison Committee is to provide a means for ongoing liaison and communication between the Supreme Court and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society about matters of mutual concern and interest. There are three main tasks for the Committee:

  • to identify practice and policy issues of mutual concern and interest;
  • to recommend means for addressing these issues; and
  • to communicate the results of this process to the Court and to the Society for further communication to the profession or elsewhere.

The Committee meets twice per year. Committee members are not required to attend meetings in person and can participate via conference call.

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to this Liaison Committee should send the following materials to the Executive Director at tpillay@nsbs.org by Friday, December 20, 2019:

We value diversity on our committees and welcome applications from all employment equity groups.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Jane Willwerth, Governance, Policy & Planning Advisor, at jwillwerth@nsbs.org.


There are currently vacancies on the Society’s Law Office Management Standards Committee. The Law Office Management Standards Committee seeks out candidates who are fluent in technology and managing a law practice. The Committee also seeks representation, in particular, from the Annapolis Valley or the South Shore. Committee members are not required to attend meetings in person and can participate via conference call.

The Law Office Management Standards Committee supports Council in the governance of the Society and its purpose of protecting the public interest in the practice of law by developing professional standards for the management of law offices in Nova Scotia. Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying for Council:
    • existing professional standards of law office management and emerging law office management issues which may require the development of professional standards that fulfill the Society’s obligations to regulate in the public interest; and
    • changes or variations in standards of law office management and emerging law office management issues which may a require amendments to the NSBS Law Office Management Standards and make recommendations to Council accordingly;
  • Identifying and assisting lawyers in the establishment and implementation of, resources and tools to assist with practice in accordance with the Standards.

Individuals interested in being considered for the appointment should send the following materials to the Governance, Policy and Planning Advisor at jwillwerth@nsbs.org by Friday, December 20, 2019.

We value diversity on our committees and welcome applications from all employment equity groups.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Jane Willwerth at jwillwerth@nsbs.org