The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
The Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia govern proceedings in the province's Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. They are made and amended by the Judges of those Courts under the authority of the Judicature Act.
The current version of the Civil Procedure Rules was developed by the Judges of the two Courts on June 6, 2008. Part 13 - Family Proceedings, was completed in April 2010. These rules went into effect on Jan. 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, ( Part 13 - Family Proceedings), except as provided in Part 19 - Transition, Rule 92. The earlier version of the Rules dated back to 1972.
The Provincial Court Rules govern all applications and proceedings in the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia. These Rules came into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. The Provincial Court also has Practice Directives, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The Provincial Court Rules and Forms, as well as its Practice Directives, are all developed and maintained by the Judges.
The Bankruptcy Court has a set of General Rules, which are made under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and which incorporate the Civil Procedure Rules, except where inconsistent with the Act or the General Rules.