Articles on Legal Themes
Personal health records & your rights
Nova Scotia's Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) sets out rules to protect the privacy of personal health information, and for the collection, use, disclosure, retention and destruction of personal health information.
Do you have a criminal charge?
Have you been charged with a criminal offence? Are you going to court for the first time? It can be a very scary experience. You may feel like you want to 'just get it over with'. Stop! If you've been charged with a crime you should see a lawyer to get legal advice as soon as possible. You'll find information here about how to get legal help, going to Provincial Court, what happens in court and how to prepare for trial.
Working with an interpreter
Proper communication is essential in all matters, but especially when representing clients with a limited English vocabulary. Using a trained interpreter for your non-English-speaking clients allows them to fully participate in meetings, appointments and other proceedings which affect them. A wrong word due to limited language skills or omitted information can drastically change the outcome of a situation.