New NSBS Director of Professional Responsibility

The Society’s Director of Professional Responsibility, Victoria Rees retired effective Friday, March 27, 2020.

For over 31 years, Victoria dedicated her career to the Society in various leadership roles, most notably her role as the director of professional responsibility for the past 18 years. She contributed significantly to many of the Society’s impactful initiatives including the risk-focused “Triple P” approach to legal services regulation. Victoria has been a huge contributor to the success of the Society on a national and international level. We are greatly indebted to her.

We wish Victoria the best and thank her for her longstanding commitment to the Society.

Following an open competition and rigorous selection process, Andrew Taillon accepted the position of Director, Professional Responsibility and he assumed this role on March 23, 2020.

Andrew Taillon has a BA, MA, LLB and an LLM and he was called to the bar in June 2007. He has been a practising lawyer for more than twelve years – the last seven years with the Province of Nova Scotia.  His work with the Province of Nova Scotia for the last seven years provided him with experience acting as in-house counsel to an organization with a regulatory mandate.

He also has significant experience with mediation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as restorative justice, due to his labour and employment-based law practice and his frequent interactions on behalf of clients with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Andrew is also part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law.

Andrew brings valuable skills and experience to the Society and we are fortunate to have him as part of our team.