Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.


Cyber-Safety Act – legislation to protect victims of cyberbullying

The Cyber-Safety Act was introduced on April 25, 2013 to better protect victims of cyberbullying and hold cyberbullies accountable for their actions. The legislation will create the country's first Cyber SCAN investigative unit and allow families and victims to get protection orders from the court. School principals will also have clear authority to act against bullying or cyberbullying, on or off school grounds.

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Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


Clarification regarding the Incompetent Persons Act

Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

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Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation

Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Fourteen lawyers received the honourary title of Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) for 2017. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced this year's appointments today, Feb. 23.

Law Amendments Committee Meeting Rescheduled

Feb. 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The law amendments committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 to hear presentations on Bill 59, An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia, has been postponed because of the winter storm.

Accessibility Responsibility Moves to Justice

Feb. 09, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice will take the lead on finalizing the province's first Accessibility Act, effective today, Feb. 9. Staff of the Disabled Persons Commission will also join the department to bring their expertise to this work.

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