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Legal Profession  - Regulation of profession - Law societies and governing bodies - Authority to regulate practice

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (Society) from a decision concluding that it overstepped its statutory authority in taking steps to restrict the ability of graduates of Trinity Western University’s (TWU) law school from articling in Nova Scotia. TWU was a private university operating in British Columbia under the aegis of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada. Its founding statute stated that students of TWU would be educated with an underlying philosophy and viewpoint that was Christian. All students and staff were required to adhere...