Nova Scotia

A membership that moves your career forward

As the largest national association for legal professionals, the CBA Nova Scotia delivers what you need to thrive in your career and to navigate life changes. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to grow or well established, the CBA can keep you sharp.

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Did you know? All CBA members get complimentary access to more than 50 professional development programs nationally – with more on the way!

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Get deep insights on the latest trends, up-to-the-minute information on courts and governments, business and technology solutions, and practice management resources.

Legal toolkits

Tap into our toolkits for sound advice and tips on everything from conflicts of interest to legal strategy and much more.

Court interventions

We prepare court interventions on issues of compelling public interest or special significance to the legal profession.


We are a voice for legislative, regulatory and policy development that affects Canadian law and legal practice. We make submissions to the government and regulatory bodies to improve the administration of justice and promote the rule of law.

CBA PracticeLink

Access CBA PracticeLink online for guidance and tools to help you manage your legal future and your life.

Professional initiatives

We develop initiatives that advocate for change, enhance legal practice and prepare the profession for the future.

Nova Voce

Published three times per year, our in-house magazine contains Branch news, member profiles, substantive law articles, practice tips and more.

CBA National Magazine

Get the latest stories, interviews and analysis about changes in federal legislation, legal practice and your profession.

Canadian Bar Review

This peer-reviewed journal combines theory and practice to shape discussions on today’s most relevant legal issues.

Attend purposeful networking opportunities that enable you to build lasting connections within and outside your area of practice, from coast to coast to coast.


We promote lawyers’ interests and protect the legal profession’s core values from regulatory and legislative encroachment.


Attend our Section meetings online or in-person to learn about the latest legal developments. Connect with lawyers who work in your area of practice or share common interests.

Committees & Subcommittees

Work on issues that matter to you through our Branch Advocacy, Equity, Member Services, Professional Development and Communications Committees, as well as a variety of National Committees.


Take part in our Young Lawyers’ Bench and Bar Reception, Pride Week activities, networking events and other community initiatives.


Be nominated or nominate a colleague or workplace for an award. We have awards recognizing distinguished service in the legal profession, community contributions, excellence in equity and diversity, improving access to justice, and more.

Student outreach

Get your free law student membership and meet the CBA at our outreach events during Orientation Week, Section meetings and networking opportunities throughout the year.

CBA discussions

Join our national online discussion boards to connect with colleagues in your practice Section. You can search each board by topic, tip or precedent.

Find-A-Lawyer Directory

Get listed in our directory of CBA members so the public can easily find you when they need legal help.

Access professional and career development resources, including job boards, mentorship opportunities and lawyer wellness programs to keep you one step ahead.

Complimentary Professional Development

Your CBA membership now gives you access to more than 50+ professional development programs from across Canada – included with your membership.


Instantly stream professional development programs from our catalogue of webinars. Sign up for a complete webinar series or select the webinars that suit you.

National conferences

Enhance your expertise, gain knowledge and network with leading professionals in your area of practice.

CBA Well-Being

Access our well-being programs. Take our online course and webinars on mental health in the legal profession.

Career Centre

Make your next move with us. Visit our online career centre for legal positions available across Canada.

Provincial conference

Take part in our conference series developed specifically for Nova Scotia legal professionals.


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