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Submit your At-Large Nomination by April 5th

Are you interested in contributing to the profession as an NSBS Council member?

We encourage all eligible members to submit their nomination for the At-Large Election by April 5th.

The At-Large Election is the second phase of the Council Election process. Practising and non-practising members from anywhere in Nova Scotia who are in good standing are eligible to be nominated. All members are eligible to vote in the At-Large election.

To submit a nomination:

News from

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Left to right: Angelina Amaral, Morgan Manzer, Josie McKinney and Melanie Petrunia

2021 Halifax District Election Results

Four members were elected to the Society’s Council Monday, March 15th following the 2021 Halifax District Election. 

The successful candidates were Angelina Amaral, Morgan Manzer, Josie McKinney and Melanie Petrunia. As Council members, these successful candidates will lead the Society and lend their voices and unique insights to decisions that impact Nova Scotia’s legal profession. Learn more about the newly elected Council members.

Voter turnout for this election was 41.65%, with 828 of a total of 1988 eligible voters casting electronic ballots. Voter turnout increased 10.69% compared to the Society’s 2019 Halifax District Election. Review the full breakdown of election results. 

Thank you to our members who participated in the 2021 Halifax District Election!

Provide Your Input on Draft Criminal Law Standards: Charter Applications and Cultural Competence

The Society’s Criminal Law Standards Committee is seeking your feedback on the following two new proposed Criminal Law Standards:

Your feedback on the draft standards is essential as we need firsthand insight from practising lawyers on how these standards would be applied.

How to Provide Feedback:

The Committee uses your direct feedback to improve the draft and eventually bring the revised draft to Council for approval. Once approved, the Standard becomes a requirement pursuant to the NSBS Regulations. Standards are valuable reference tools to help practitioners stay up-to-date and avoid pitfalls.
Learn more about how a Standard is created

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  • Fall River Law Office - Jo-Ann Parsons Retirement. Read more. 
  • Men’s Court Attire For Sale: Trousers (32” waist, 28” inseam), waistcoat (38” chest) and gown.  All in excellent condition.  If you appreciate tradition, the gown was made in 1975 and has been worn in all levels of NS Courts, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada. Selling all for $300. Suit bag included. Contact
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