If you have a legal problem, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer to get legal advice.
A lawyer can:
- explain the legal system and what to expect
- interpret and explain the law that applies to your specific problem
- tell you about ways to resolve your legal issue without going to court
- advise you about the best options for you
- check documents and other information you need
- advocate for you in negotiations and in court
- defend your rights and advise you about your legal responsibilities
- give a legal opinion about what may happen in your case.
Ways to get legal advice:
- A lawyer in private practice (a lawyer you would pay). For more information, see Finding a Lawyer in Private Practice, and How Lawyers Charge for their Work.
- Nova Scotia Legal Aid
- Summary Legal Advice clinics (free, brief legal advice). See our Free and Low Cost Legal Help list for more information.