As the Society’s governing body, Council ensures we carry out our purpose to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of law.
Council members, 21 voting members elected lawyers from across the province and as five appointed public representatives, lead the Society and lend their voices and unique insights to decisions that impact Nova Scotia’s legal profession. Council meets eight times per year to discuss and address the policy issues affecting the Society. Review Council member bios.
The Society’s Council met Friday, September 24, 2021, at 9:40 AM in person and via videoconference.
Highlights from the September meeting include:
- Update on the cultural competence education – a memo outlining the proposed educational options was tabled. Council discussed the memo and provided recommendations.
- Update from the TRC Working Group – a report was tabled and Jamie Vacon, Co-Chair of the TRCWG, highlighted the upcoming education session, Trauma-Informed Lawyering: The Duty to Do Better in the Era of Truth & Reconciliation held on September 29. Council discussed the report and upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
- Creation of a Disability Equity Committee (DEC) – following a discussion Council approved the creation of a Disability Equity Committee (DEC).
- New Professional Standards approved – Council approved the new Income Tax Act Standard and Revocation Standards.