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Job Opportunity – Executive Director – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) regulates the legal profession in Nova Scotia in the public interest by ensuring that lawyers are competent, ethical, and practice law in accordance with the standards set by the Society. As the regulator of legal services delivery, we also strive to improve the administration of justice in the province by working to promote access to justice and enhanced legal services for the people of Nova Scotia.

Reporting to the Council and working closely with the President of the NSBS, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the management and coordination of the Society’s operations, finances, organizational structure, and governance through a proactive, principled, and proportionate approach to all aspects of regulation.

The ED is responsible for implementing the Society’s strategic framework and its annual activity plan. The ED anticipates and plans for the Society’s evolving needs. The ED consistently demonstrates the Society’s commitment to substantive equality, diversity, and inclusion in the legal profession and in the administration of justice. An extraordinary relationship builder, the ED will intrinsically understand the Society’s mission and values and will draw upon analytical prowess and a progressive mindset to fully support the Council in its commitment to foster innovation in the delivery of legal services. The ED will lead by example in continuously enhancing the Society’s public profile, management systems, and regulatory objectives, as well as championing improvements to the delivery of justice and legal services in Nova Scotia.

Interested applicants can apply at

Closing date: May 18, 2021

Executive Director – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society