Referral Network

Networking Opportunities in NS:

  • CBA Conference (typically late November or early December)
  • CBA Section meetings
  • NSBS/LIANS Sole & Small Firm Conference (now typically virtual but might return to a live or mixed format)
  • RELANS: a well-attended live conference, typically early December or late November)
  • NSBS AGM June
  • Your county Bar

It is not unusual for conferences to be on the lookout for potential presenters on topics, so if you have something to say you can, by making yourself known to organizers, create opportunities to become better known.


Stefanie M. Marrone, “14 Ways Lawyers Can Create a Stronger Referral Network”, (June 2023). The National Law Review. Volume XIV: 29.

Susan Van Dyke, “Five Keys to Building a Referral Marketing Program”, (May 2014). The Canadian Bar Association.

Carolynne Burkholder-James, “Tips for Building a Referral Network”, (November 2018). The Canadian Bar Association.

The Every Lawyer Podcast, “Business Development for Small and Solo Firms”, (November 2018). Episode 5. Online: podcast.