Constituted in early 2012, the formal mandate of the Professional Standards (Law Office Management) Committee as approved by Council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is as follows:

The Law Office Management Standards Committee supports Council in the governance of the Society for its purpose of protecting the public interest and the practice of law by developing professional standards for the management of law offices in Nova Scotia.

These Standards and their featured resources are intended to be an articulation of the existing statutory and regulatory obligations for lawyers and to provide some guidance with respect to “how” a Standard might be met, taking into account the variances in practice around the province. Each proposed new Standard is first introduced to Council by the Professional Standards (Law Office Management) Committee and then communicated to the membership for review and consultation. After that process is complete, it is brought back to Council for approval and finally made fully available to lawyers through this website.