The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has amended its Model Code of Conduct relating to discrimination, harassment and ex parte communication.

These amendments are in line with amendments made by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to its Model Code of Conduct. This is part of a wider move to harmonise, as much as possible, the ethical and professional conduct standards of the Canadian legal professions.

This process has been aided by two separate consultation periods in 2020 and 2021, with members from different law societies across Canada feeding into the Federation of Law Societies.

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