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1Legal Information Topics
Do you know the answer? An Enduring Power of Attorney is: a) one that continues for more than 1 year; b) one that continues if you become mentally incompetent; or c) one that continues after you die. The answer is…

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2LISNS Spotlight
heather3 The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's Board, staff and volunteers are pleased to warmly welcome our new Executive Director, Heather de Berdt Romilly. Read on to find out about Heather's exciting vision for LISNS, and for enhancing access to legal information in Nova Scotia.…

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3Legal News
Grandparents who apply to court for access to their grandchildren now have fewer legal hoops to jump through.  …

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4New LISNS "Stuff"
Elder-abuse Check out this new online tool for healthcare professionals, offering basic information about elder abuse and laws aimed at protecting older adults from abuse. …

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About LISNS

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.

LISNS' staff and volunteers believe easy access to information about the law is fundamental to a fair justice system. Quite simply, it's why and what we do!

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