5523 B YOUNG STREET
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
CANADA B3K 1Z7
CONTACT LISNS

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…

Read More...

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.…

Read More...

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

Read More...

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. …

Read More...

5Highlight Event
ALISseries Are you an artist or musician? Maybe you’re a writer looking to land your first book deal or a filmmaker looking for a distributor. Do you know what to look for in a contract? How to promote your work online? What about dealing with record labels?…

Read More...

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!

If you need legal advice but cannot afford a lawyer, click the LOGO below to get information about 1/2 hour appointments

accesslegalhelplogo

If you need legal information - see "I have a legal question" for general information, or call the Legal Information Line for more specific info.

Our Latest Tweets

 
Know your local resources! reachAbility provides legal referrals & help with forms for people with disabilities. http://t.co/jHMLyoOD1Z
16hreplyretweetfavorite
RT @NS_ALIS: Come join us and our partners @LegalInfoNS and @VisualArtsNS for the mixed media monthly talk on Thursday: check out our Faceb…
18hreplyretweetfavorite
Call for free legal info! Our Legal Info Line is open Mon-Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 800 665-9779 or 902-455-3135 http://t.co/LSUQDiXdAe
18hreplyretweetfavorite
Have questions about family violence? Visit LISNS for online resources on domestic abuse, elder abuse & other topics: http://t.co/NDsM6NRJXU
19hreplyretweetfavorite
Question of the Week: Can you do volunteer work to pay off a ticket fine? http://t.co/85kyYSsvBJ
    
 

Post-Separation-Abuse Post-Sep-french charitydecisiontree promo csc oat_squarebutton_01 csc oat_squarebutton_01_fr youth promo Legal Information for Seniors and their Familes projectnewcomers Elder-abuse Elder-abuse-french

LISNS projects currently taking flight

Follow Us

facebook icon  twitter icon

I have a legal question

seagull questionThis is where you can find answers to hundreds of questions about laws in Nova Scotia. We have them broken down into categories of law.

Learn More

How LISNS Can Help

There are several ways to get easy to understand information that will help you figure out what to do in your situation. Pick the ones that are best for you!

seagull help

 

Learn More...

Please Donate

I turned to LISNS when my partner and I decided to move in together. He had three children, and I wanted to understand my rights and obligations as a step-parent. There was lots of information out there about divorce, custody, and access, but I could find nothing about my role as a new parental figure in the life of these children. I had personal, private – and important – questions, and nowhere to turn. I called the LISNS help line and got the answers I needed. Answers that enabled me to understand my situation and make better decisions as a result. Amelia, LISNS caller

Have you found useful information on this website? Help us create new "I have a legal question" pages and keep our information up to date by making a donation.

Click to Donate