LIANS conducts the mandatory professional liability insurance program for the benefit of the practicing insured members, offering the following key services.

Claim Reporting

Lawyers are required to report a claim to your insurer as soon as practicable after learning of a claim or becoming aware of circumstances which might give rise to a claim, however unmeritorious.

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The Nova Scotia Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance Group Policy provides basic professional liability insurance (Part A), optional excess insurance (Part B), and a trust protection indemnification policy (Part C).

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Mentorship Program

Many organizations now recognize that mentoring is key to maintaining and enhancing professionalism and lawyering skills.

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The Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) is a confidential referral and short term counselling service for members of the legal profession, their staff, and families who may have health or personal concerns.

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News and Resources

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LIANSwers Edition 86, March 2024

In this edition: Recent ‘sovereign citizens’ decisions; Trust ledgers and solicitor-client privilege; Mail fraud hits NS firm; Managing violence within the legal profession; and much more …

LIANS is established and operated pursuant to the Legal Profession Act and its Regulations. LIANS is a subscriber of the Canadian Lawyers’ Insurance Association (CLIA), an Alberta licensed insurance reciprocal that is the insurer of the program.