At its September meeting, NSBS Council adopted the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s new No Cash and Client Identification and Verification Model Rules (“Model Rules”). Regulation amendments to client identification and verification and the receipt of cash will come into effect January 1, 2020.
NSBS Council hosted Council in the Community on Nov. 22 at the Halifax North Memorial Library. Aside from giving members of the public insight into the operations of Council, the event, which was in partnership with reachAbility, was designed around promoting inclusion and accommodation within the legal profession.Continue reading “Recap: Council in the Community with reachAbility”
On November 21, 2019, Eric Durnford QC of Halifax consented to a reprimand, as issued by the Complaints Investigation Committee.
Acting in the public interest, the Society is the trusted and respected regulator of the legal profession. We provide leadership, value and support to a competent, ethical, diverse and engaged legal profession. We work with the legal profession to enhance access to legal services and to uphold the rule of law.
Change is coming to the Society’s Bar Admission Program for new clerks starting articles in June 2020 and for clerks who begin articles after November 1, 2019.
It’s my pleasure, as the Society’s President, to introduce this plan on behalf of the Society and your 2019-2020 Council.Continue reading “Strategic Planning through Consultation, Collaboration & Communication”