Articles on Legal Themes

Victims of cyberbullying and unwanted sharing of intimate images now have options for dealing with those who want to harm them.

Nova Scotians can now access supports, and alternatives to criminal prosecution under the province’s Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act.  The new law came into effect on July 5, 2018.

Victims and parents can also seek a protection order for alleged offenders to stop, take down a webpage or prohibit further contact with the victim. They may also seek compensation.

What do fountains, wheels, volcanoes, mines and snakes have in common? They are all fireworks! Fireworks are an exciting, spectacular and fun way to celebrate special events. However, they can also be dangerous.  It is important to use fireworks safely, and to be aware of laws that apply.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is honoured to be the co-recipient with McInnes Cooper of the 2018 IWK Board of Directors’ Award for Community Excellence, for our collaborative work on the IWK Family Legal Health Program.

The IWK Board Award of Community Excellence recognizes one or a group of community members who have made a distinct, significant and lasting contribution to the IWK Health Centre and to the achievement of its vision and mission.  Nominees can be volunteers, community group, vendors and suppliers, members of the IWK Board of Directors, members of the IWK Auxiliary and the community at large.