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Looking for legal information? Puzzled by the maze of legal resources in Nova Scotia and don't know where to start? We'll help you navigate! Call our Legal Information Line at 1 800 665-9779 or 902-455-3135 to get free legal information.…

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family Are you going to the Supreme Court or Court of Appeal in Halifax without a lawyer?  The new "Free Legal Clinic" at the Halifax Law Courts may be able to help.…

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gym Thinking about joining a gym to reach your fitness goals? Nova Scotia’s Consumer Protection Act has special rules for contracts when you join a gym, health or fitness club.  These include rules about what must be in the contract, initiation fees, payment plans, and cancelling or renewing the con…

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schoolspeed Skiers and snowboarders of all ages must wear helmets at Nova Scotia ski hills. Nova Scotia's Snow Sport Helmet Act, which has been Nova Scotia law since 2012, requires all downhill skiers and snowboarders to wear a securely fastened, certified snow sport helmet on ski lifts or the slopes.…

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nsinterpretingProper communication is essential in all matters, but especially when representing clients with a limited English vocabulary. Using a trained interpreter for your non-English-speaking clients allows them to fully participate in meetings, appointments and other proceedings which affect them. A wrong…

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The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (or LISNS) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. We have been providing Nova Scotians with easy to understand information and resources about the law for over 30 years.

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