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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.…


3Thank you
kevinmacdonaldLISNS values all of the wonderful volunteers who do such incredible work for us.  Lawyer Kevin A. MacDonald has been a long-time volunteer with LISNS, and here is what he had to say about volunteering!…


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November is Financial Literacy Month.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your finances? You are not alone. Sometimes it lasts just for a moment when our debit card is declined or our credit card bill seems to be a bit higher than we had expected.…


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Titles2What is title to land? Does it matter if you don't have clear title to land? What are 'squatters rights'? Read on for answers to these and other questions about land titles.…



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