July 2019                                                                                                        View this email in your browser

Society News

New NSBS Website - Coming this Fall!

Change is coming to the Society’s website. 

We’re redesigning the website to ensure it meets the needs of our members, the public and stakeholders.

The new NSBS website, launched in late fall 2019, will be easier to navigate, mobile-friendly and will reflect the Society’s new strategic direction. 
  • Do you regularly post career opportunities to our website? We will continue to share career opportunities through the Careers section of our website. This section will change on the new NSBS website. We will post the title of the career opportunity and we will link externally to the posting on your website.
  • Do you want to learn more about your Council, the Society’s work and Nova Scotia’s legal profession? The new website will feature an InForum blog with the latest Society news, feature articles & more.

We need your insight and feedback on your experience using our current website!

This short five-question survey will take you no longer than 2 minutes to complete. Once we unveil the new website, we will continue to seek your feedback as we aim to evaluate areas for improvement.

Further questions or comments? Please contact the Society's Communications Advisor, Collette Deschenes, at

Complete the website survey

News from


Celebrating Pride Together as a Profession 

The Society and CBA-NS teamed up Saturday, July 20 at the annual Halifax Pride Parade. We walked in the parade as a profession with our family and friends at this annual celebration!

We're continuing the celebrations at the 17th Annual Pride Reception Thursday, July 25, 2019, featuring guest speaker Tuma Young. 

Notices of File Destruction

Your Council

July 19, 2019, was the first meeting of the year Council year 

Read the July Council Agenda 

Next Council Meeting: September, 27, 2019

See past Council meeting highlights here

Your Practice

  • LIANS Seeks Two New Board DirectorsWith retirements, LIANS is seeking expressions of interest to fill two vacancies on its Board of Directors commencing January 2020. Interested Members practicing anywhere in the province are welcome to apply.  Members are also welcomed, and encouraged, to forward this request to anyone they believe would be interested in becoming a member of the Board. LIANS is committed to equity and diversity and we especially encourage Members from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
    Learn more about this opportunity.

Changes in Category

For Your Information

Register for the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Conference & Gala

2019 Annual Conference
Commitment to Excellence, Leadership & Community
When: Friday, October 18, 2019
Where: Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS

Learn more & Register now

23rd Annual Gala 2019
Leadership: Lifting as We Climb
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Cocktails: 6:00 PM - Dinner 7:00 PM
Where: Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS

Learn more & Register now
The Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia is seeking input on its proposals for discussion to amend the Intestate Succession Act. The Institute recently released a Discussion Paper which makes a number of recommendations to reform the nearly 50-year-old property distribution scheme for Nova Scotians who die intestate. Among other things, the Discussion Paper addresses the scope and treatment of spouses under the Act, the impact of divorce and separation on rights of inheritance, and changes to the way “issue” are understood in light of the changing family form and advances in assisted reproductive technologies. Learn more.

Volunteer Opportunity: Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia Board of Trustees: The Foundation is currently recruiting two volunteers to join its Board of Trustees. These volunteers should be dynamic leaders who have a true passion for changing the way people think. Presently, a Trustee with legal acumen and a Trustee with a CPA designation are required. As the Foundation strives to reflect Nova Scotia’s geographic diversity, candidates from all across the province are urged to express interest. Learn more.

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