The Hearing Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society will hold a hearing respecting new charges against Lyle Howe, a suspended member of the Society, at a date and time to be determined.
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society charges Lyle Howe, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with...Read More >
The Hearing Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society will hold a hearing, at a date and time to be determined, respecting charges against Jason Boudrot, a suspended member of the Society since October 2018.
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society charges Jason Boudrot, of Port...Read More >
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has referred to the Hearing Committee charges against R. Blois Colpitts, a member of the Society, who voluntarily withdrew from the practice of law effective April 6, 2018, pending the outcome of his criminal appeal.
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Hearings are open to the public, in accordance with Section 44(1) of the Legal Profession Act.
Upon investigating a complaint against a lawyer, the Complaints Investigation Committee may direct the Executive Director to lay a formal charge. A panel of the Hearing Committee, which includes volunteer lawyers and members of the public, will hear the charges and evidence and upon finding the lawyer guilty, may sanction the lawyer—up to and including disbarment. At any hearing, a settlement may be proposed.
Hearing decisions and dispositions are posted on the website within a month of the hearing date.