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Miscellaneous / Disaster Planning

Things to consider

  • Develop a disaster and recovery plan for your office, files and computer in case of emergency/disaster, illness, incapacity or death.
  • Contact LIANS’ Risk and Practice Management Program for assistance in setting up your practice
  • Register your “Doing business as” name (if applicable)
  • Obtain business licenses or permits
  • Order Post Office Box (if needed)
  • All members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society are required to keep the Society informed of their current mailing address, telephone number and email address (if applicable), as per Regulation 4.1.1 under the Legal Profession Act. To advise the Society of new contact information, please fill in the Contact Change Form and send it by email to Alternatively, forms can also be sent via fax at 1 902 429 4869 or by mail to the Society’s address.
  • Join LIANS’ Mentorship Program.
  • Join LIANS’ online forums for sole practitioners and small firm lawyers; family law lawyers; and real estate assistants to connect and share information.
  • Develop a network of other lawyers to call upon for assistance
  • Contact the NSBS Professional Responsibility department with ethical questions


"Disaster Planning 101" (2016) Lawyers' Insurance Association of Nova Scotia

Disaster Recovery Plan template for Nova Scotia (2016) [Word version, to be completed by each office]

"Surviving Chaos in Times of Crisis" (2014) CBA

Surviving a Disaster: A Lawyer’s Guide to Disaster Planning” (2011) American Bar Association

"Disaster Planning and Recovery" (2012) Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina

Managing Practice InterruptionspracticePRO

"Succession Planning" (2017) Lawyers' Insurance Association of Nova Scotia

Law Society of British
Columbia "Communications
with the Law Society