Nova Scotians are subject to laws set out in legislation and in case law. Legislation is found in published collections of federal or provincial statutes or acts, or of local by-laws. Case law is contained in law reports, in print or electronic format.

Here are some sources and resources for finding and consulting laws and case law, and to get you started in your legal research. You can also check out the Links page for further lists of websites on a wide variety of legal subjects.

Last updated: September 2017