Contribute to Nova Scotia’s Legal Profession as an NSBS Public Representative

The Society’s Public Representatives are valued members of Council who bring their varied expertise and insight to the table and ensure that the public’s perspective is reflected in Council’s decision-making.  

We’re seeking one member of the public, who has a keen interest in contributing to Nova Scotia’s legal profession and to their community, to fill a vacant Public Representative seat on Council. We encourage members of equity-deserving groups to apply for this position as we aim to reflect Nova Scotia’s diverse population. 

Public Representatives have full voting rights on Council and sit on several Society Committees. The time commitment includes up to eight Council meetings per year, committee meetings and time spent reviewing necessary reading material.  

“On the Society’s Council I have gained a better understanding of the legal profession and the reality that lawyers in this province have the same vision as I do – a justice system which is better for all Nova Scotians. I have also learned a way of critical thinking that is different than my learned experience which has made me a more experienced social worker. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to get involved in the NSBS.” – Michelle Ward, Social Worker and Executive Director of Kids First Association. 

Are you interested in being considered for this appointment?

To be considered, submit an expression of interest, a skills matrix and brief resume (1 or 2 pages). In your expression of interest, please describe your background, interests, and experience, and indicate why you wish to serve on the Society’s Council as a Public Representative. 

Please note: Those who are not selected for the position will remain in a pool of interested candidates who may be asked to serve on the Society’s Committees when vacancies arise. 

Submit your expression of interest by 4:30 p.m. on April 4 to Jane Willwerth at [email protected].

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