Transform regulation

Transforming regulation and governance in the public interest

The Society is undertaking an extensive review of its regulatory and governance model, with a view toward significant transformation ahead. The landscape for legal practice is changing rapidly around the world, which has many implications for the regulation of lawyers in Nova Scotia. The traditional ‘one size fits all’ regulatory model requires reform and innovation, Council determined in its strategic priorities for 2013-2016.  

Research and consultation are ongoing, and a number of resources are available. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Legal Services Regulation section of the website, under the Regulation tab. 

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In the 2013-2016 Strategic Framework set out by Council, transforming regulation falls under the strategic direction of Excellence in Regulation and Governance. Specific strategic initiatives for transforming regulation in 2015-2016 include the following:

  • implement and evaluate an outcomes-focused regulatory model,
  • implement and evaluate the approved framework for risk management.