Going to Court involves appearing before a judge, presenting a problem in order to obtain a solution.


The Judge is the person that will decide what to do about your problem.  Your first task is to find the right judge for the task.  There are judges who deal with marital problems others may deal with bankruptcies, estate matters or lawsuits involving claims of less that twenty-five thousand dollars.  To find out which court to choose and how each operates,  best to visit the source.   The Nova Scotia Courts website lists comprehensive information about all the different courts.

Once you have the right Court, you can begin to look at what you will need to get your problem heard.


While we provide legal information, only you can determine what the issues you are presenting to the Court are.  You are the most qualified person to explain the facts of your case.  Most facts, while unique, can be organized as recognized legal issues.  Visit the Legal Issues of this site to find out where your facts fit in. 


Every set of facts is unique, yours is no different.  To help you narrow your focus,  use the following  resources by clicking on each link below:

          1   Legal Research Tools

          2   Video and Audio Series

          3  Preparing to Meet a Lawyer

          4  Free Advice Clinic


When you are ready to draft your claim always follow the golden rule:  Keep It Simple.   Tell the Court in as few words as needed to explain who you are, the facts that bring you the court, the law you have researched and what you want.

The following additional resources can assist:

1.  Self Advocacy Guide

2.  Plain Writing Tips

Now you are ready to Go to Court