The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is now law. This Bill provides clear rights for victims of crime at the federal level for the first time in Canada’s history. These rights will be considered during every stage of the criminal justice process.
Under the Victims Bill of Rights, victims of crime have the right:
We are happy to introduce our long-awaited 'Forms' section. This section will make finding court forms for family law matters faster and easier. You can search lists of forms by type of court, checklists with links for common applications, and brand new applications kits.
This section is still under construction, and will continue to grow for some time. Please check back for updates!
Legal information is general information about the law, or the court process. Legal information can include information on how to resolve a dispute without going to court (for example, using mediation), the different ways to start a court application, how to find a lawyer, or about what different legal terms mean. Court staff and other legal information providers can give legal information, but not advice.
Are you struggling with criminal law, family law or social justice issues? Start with Nova Scotia Legal Aid. Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is "Here to Help" all Nova Scotians.
We all know what Criminal and Family Law is, but what is Social Justice help? ‘Social Justice’ is help with accessing benefits and community resources. For example, Nova Scotia Legal Aid provides help on issues like Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Income Assistance, Residential Tenancies, and Housing Grants and programs.
Some level of help is available to all Nova Scotians.
Justice Canada has released their updated booklet 'Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step'. This booklet is a great resource for those looking for child support information, including understanding how the Guidelines work and how to determine income. The booklet also contains information about special expenses, undue hardship, recalculation services, enforcement and more!
Check out the new booklet here.
À compter du jeudi 15 janvier, les aînés n'auront qu'à composer trois chiffres pour obtenir l'information dont ils ont besoin, et ce grâce au service 211. Le service est offert dans toute la province et il recevra les appels au sujet de la maltraitance des aînés et les demandes de renseignements sur les programmes du gouvernement.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 15, seniors will only need to dial three digits to get information they need as the provincewide 211 service will handle inquiries about senior abuse and provincial programs.
211 Nova Scotia is a confidential information and referral service for community, non-profit and government services. It has information about thousands of services, is available 24 hours a day and has interpretation services for more than 100 languages.
The Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE) introduced the legal community to the future home of Nova Scotia’s first bilingual access to justice hub, the Accès Justice Access centre.