Transfers from Québec

Québec lawyers may qualify to practise in Nova Scotia as Canadian Legal Advisors (CLAs) under the following conditions:

  • must be a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec;
  • must be authorized to practise law in Québec;
  • must maintain the full, mandatory, professional liability insurance coverage required by the Barreau that extends to  practice in Nova Scotia;
  • must have earned a bachelor’s degree in civil law in Canada or a foreign degree and a certificate of equivalency from the Barreau.

Please note: The scope of a CLA's practice is limited to giving legal advice on the law of Québec and matters involving the law of Québec, matters under federal jurisdiction and matters involving public international law. 

In order to be considered for admission, you must complete the Application for Admission as a Canadian Legal Advisor.