The Court Services Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice is dedicated to excellent service and the provision of fair and accessible administration of justice.
The Division provides administrative support to the courts listed below:
The courts act independently from the government to address individual cases. Find additional information about Nova Scotia courts on the Courts of Nova Scotia website.
The Government of Nova Scotia has established Provincial Judicial Appointments Guidelines to require at least 10 years of legal experience. This will ensure that appointments are based on merit while also opening the process to a more diverse pool of candidates:
Applications should be submitted to:
Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
1690 Hollis Street, 7th floor (B3J 3J9)
P.O. Box 7
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6
In addition, the Division is responsible for: