For the first time in almost three decades, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has a new executive director.
Tilly Pillay, former director of litigation with the provincial justice department, says that while the road ahead for lawyers in Nova Scotia is veering sharply from what has come before, those changes have been discussed since she was NSBS president in 2014 and are now inherent in the way the society operates. “Council has a strategic framework. My job now is to make that strategic framework a reality,” says Pillay, who officially took over the society reins earlier this year.
“We need to put our resources in areas where risk is greatest,” she adds. “We are already starting to shift resources to the front end. Firms now register when they open. We are developing a relationship.”