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Legal Information Line

If you have a question about the law, call our Legal Information Line. We will try to answer your questions and tell you where to get help with legal problems. There is no charge for this service. We cannot give you legal advice but if you want to talk with a lawyer we may refer you to one through the Lawyer Referral Service.

How do I use the Legal Information Line?

Call (902) 455.3135 (Halifax Regional Municipality) or
1.800.665.9779 (toll free in NS)

When is the Legal Information Line open?

Monday 10 am to 6 pm*
Tuesday to Thursday 10 am  to 4:30 pm.
Closed 1 pm to 2 pm Monday to Thursday. Closed Friday, weekends and holidays.

*(evening hours - Monday 10 am to 6 pm, September to May only) 

Please note:  staff cannot accept messages for return phone calls. Calls are answered as they come into the office.

Since 1987 we have answered more than 100,000 questions on the Legal Information Line.

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