Be a speaker in my community
Want to be a volunteer speaker?
The Legal Information Society offers to public, at no charge, access to legal information through their various programs. One of which is the Speakers Bureau, where the Society receives requests from libraries, community groups, academic institutes, organizations and private businesses for speakers on a variety of legal topics
While most of the volunteers on our Speakers Bureau are lawyers, there are speakers from other professionals/disciplines who who are knowledgeable about a particular area. For example charity issues, taxation, scams & frauds, and elder abuse.
Legal information sessions are generally booked for 45 minutes (30 minutes presentation & 15 minutes to allow for questions) and they need to be delivered in easy to understand language. But sometimes we have requests for speakers to present on a panel.
If you are a practicing lawyer, did you know that all lawyers can earn CPD hours by volunteering for our Speakers? Preparing and presenting presentations on a wide range of legal and professional topics can qualify as eligible activities toward the NSBS Mandatory CPD Requirement. For a full description of how these activities can be counted as CPD hours, visit the Professional Development section of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society website.
In addition, from time to time, professional groups will contact us regarding speakers and the media may seek LISNS' help in identifying a lawyer who can talk about a particular issue that is in the news.
If you wish to be part of the LISNS Speakers Bureau, please fill out the application form below and submit it for review. We will contact you with-in 10-15 business days.
It will take less than 3 minutes to fill it out and submit.