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Lawyers get new training regimen

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Lawyers in Nova Scotia will face a learning curve this year. Under a new rule put in place by the provincial barristers’ society, all lawyers must prepare a continuing professional development (CPD) plan that spells out their training for the next 12 months.

The new requirement was implemented following a recent review the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) conducted into its continuing professional development program, which required lawyers to complete 12 hours of training or other educational endeavours. What was missing was relevancy, said Jacqueline Mullenger,...