Articles on Legal Themes

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.

Friday, June 15th, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association–Nova Scotia (CBANS) inaugural Access to Justice Award. This award recognizes and celebrates outstanding contributions to improving access to justice for Nova Scotians who face social and economic barriers.

Canada's federal government recently announced a proposed new law to change Canada’s federal family laws related to divorce, separation, and parenting, including the Divorce Act.

The Divorce Act applies to married couples who are divorcing. Nova Scotia's Parenting and Support Act applies to unmarried or common-law couples, and married couples who are separated but not divorcing. 

The proposed law focuses on changes dealing with the best interests of the child, family violence, child support enforcement, and improving various administrative processes.