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What is the Supreme Court 's function?

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (including the Family Division) is the highest trial court in the province, with broad authority to try a wide range of civil and serious criminal matters; exclusive authority to hold jury trials, and to hear appeals (on summary convictions) from certain criminal trials and from tribunals, to try murder cases (except for Young Offenders), to grant divorce and divide matrimonial property

The Supreme Court sits as an appeal court on Provincial Court matters, Small Claims Court matters and Residential Tenancies Board matters.

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice provides administrative and operational support to the court.

Access Nova Scotia Court Decisions Here

See - Information kits for representing yourself in the Supreme Court


The NSSC Clerkship Program:

The Court typically employs two Law Clerks each year.

However, it is not accepting applications for 2014/15

For more information about the program, << click here >>