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NSBS Job Opportunity: Governance, Policy and Planning Advisor

Position: Governance, Policy and Planning Advisor

Position Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Location: Halifax, NS

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest. We fulfil our public interest mandate by ensuring that lawyers are competent and ethical, and practice law in accordance with the standards set by the Society

Key Responsibilities

Disposal of Undistributed Trust Funds – submissions due Friday June 28, 2019

The next application for disposal of undistributed trust funds will be made in July 2019.  Submissions should be received at the Society's offices no later than Friday June 28, 2019.

If you wish to make an application for the disposal of undistributed trust funds, please refer to the Procedure and Sample Documents (also available on the Trust accounts and Forms pages of the Society’s website), or contact Elaine Cumming, Professional Responsibility Counsel, at (902) 422 1491 or

Register for the 2019 NSBS Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program

2019 Annual Meeting & Professional Development Program

All lawyers, articled clerks and non-practising members are invited to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting and Professional Development Program.

2019-2020 Annual Fees Due by June 30, 2019

At its April meeting, Council approved the Society’s 2019-2020 budget and set the necessary fees for the membership year beginning July 1, 2019.

Lawyers and firms will receive invoices and notices of Preauthorized Payment amounts mid May.

To review full details of the 2019-20 fees, see the 2019-20 SCHEDULE A: Society Fees and Assessments here. 

Update on the Society's name change consultation

As part of our continued transformation into a modern regulator, we need your feedback, as our province’s legal profession, to help inform and shape our growth. Your input, on our name change, strategic priorities and more, will help to drive our direction into the future.

We recently reached out for feedback and asked you ‘should the Society consider a name change?


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