The Courts of Nova Scotia

The Courts of Nova Scotia are made up of three levels of courts that deal with criminal matters (adult and youth), as well as civil and family law matters, probate, bankruptcy, summary offences (including traffic and bylaw offences), small claims disputes and appeals of all types of matters. 

About the Courts

Public

Public

Are you representing yourself in court? Have you received a summons for jury duty? Maybe you want to visit a courthouse or sit in on a trial? Find legal information and resources to help you navigate and better understand the Courts, the Judiciary and the Canadian legal system. 

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Media

Media

Except in rare instances, the Courts are open to the public and court proceedings may be reported in full. With that in mind, the Nova Scotia Courts worked with the media to develop guidelines for access and resources to help journalists understand and responsibly report on court proceedings. 

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Legal Professionals

Whether you are a law student, paralegal or a practicing member of the Bar, these resources for lawyers and legal professionals will help you stay on top of any changes to the rules, forms, policies, and procedures of the Nova Scotia Courts. 

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Two New Judges Appointed to Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia is welcoming two new judges to its ranks. The Hon. Justice Christine Doucet and the Hon. Justice Terrance G. Sheppard will both preside in the Supreme Court’s Family Division.

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