Counsel for Members in Relation to PR Matters: Society Seeks Members to Provide Services

The Society urges all members who are the subject of a complaint that may be referred to the Complaints Investigation Committee to retain their own counsel to provide guidance and advice at as early a stage as possible. 

We’re seeking members to act on a reduced fee or pro bono basis for members of the Society involved in the disciplinary process.

The Society maintains a list of members willing to provide this service and we provide it to members under investigation so they may retain counsel on a pro bono or reduced fee basis to advise and represent them through one or more stages of the investigations and discipline process. This service provides critical support to members and to the overall discipline process.

Are you an interested lawyer with relevant experience, particularly in administrative law, criminal law or civil litigation?

Please send a letter describing your willingness to act for members on a pro bono or reduced-fee basis to the Society’s Professional Responsibility Counsel Elaine Cumming at or mail to:

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
800-2000 Barrington Street   
Halifax, NS   B3J 3K1

Please note: We do not screen or recommend counsel on the list and we are not involved in any fee arrangements. It is up to the member consulted from the list and the member seeking representation to enter a solicitor-client relationship. It is expected that the members who have agreed to be included on the list will provide an initial consultation and advice on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. Any further representation and the basis on which such representation will be provided agreed upon between the parties and the Society is not involved.  

Questions? Contact the Society’s Professional Responsibility Counsel Elaine Cumming at