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SUPREME COURT DOCUMENT COVER >>

VIDEO CONFERENCING ARRANGEMENTS >>

VIDEO CONFERENCE PILOT PROJECT >>

COURT OF APPEAL ADVOCACY PRACTICE >>

 

PROTOCOL FOR RELEASE OF DECISIONS >>

 

EXHIBIT HANDLING PROTOCOL >>

 

NOTICE: CHAMBERS COVER SHEETS >>

 

July 27, 2017 - An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia and related courts forms is now online. This includes the most recent amendments approved on June 23, 2017. MORE INFO >>

July 20, 2017 - Starting Tuesday, July 25, there is a new Prothonotary serving the Halifax location of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. MORE INFO >>

July 6, 2017 - The Judges of the Supreme Court have approved amendments to Rule 59 - Family Division Rules and related Forms under the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia.
REVIEW THE AMENDMENTS >>
AMENDED FORMS >>

June 23, 2017 - Nova Scotia's Criminal Justice Transformation Group has released a new protocol to help defence attorneys decide when it is appropriate for counsel or a client to appear in Provincial Court by video. MORE INFO >>

June 22, 2017 - Are you eligible to apply or have you applied for a judicial appointment in Nova Scotia? If so, you may be eligible for our introductory Nova Scotia Judicial Mentorship Initiative for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous lawyers. MORE INFO >>

June 2, 2017 - Judges of the Supreme Court have approved amendments to the Practice Memorandum and related forms for the Family Division. MORE INFO >>

May 26, 2017 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips", including a summary of recent amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules. READ IT HERE >>

May 23, 2017 - The Judges of the Supreme Court have approved amendments to various rules and forms of the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia. MORE INFO >>

May 16, 2017 - The Judges of the Supreme Court have approved the addition of Practice Memorandum 11 - Quieting Titles, to the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia.
READ PRACTICE MEMORANDUM 11 >>

April 28, 2017 - Family law lawyers and their paralegals are invited to join Valerie MacKenzie, Coordinator of Policy & Compliance, and Court Services staff to discuss amendments to the Maintenance and Custody Act, which will become the Parenting and Support Act upon proclamation.
DETAILS ON INFO SESSIONS >>

April 10, 2017 - The Free Legal Clinic in Halifax is looking for lawyers and law students to volunteer for the 2017 spring/summer term. If you're interested, please contact Meaghan Gillis in the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary, at 902-424-3690 or by email at Meaghan.Gillis@courts.ns.ca. MORE INFO >>

March 1, 2017 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax is now ready. This schedule covers the period between July and December of 2017. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

Feb. 21, 2017 - The Mental Health Court team has updated the eligibility requirements for consideration in Nova Scotia's Mental Health Court Program. MORE INFO >>

Feb. 15, 2017 - The Chief Justice of Nova Scotia wants to thank the Bar for its contributions to the Free Legal Clinic in Halifax, and is inviting lawyers to take part in a new expanded initiative to improve access to justice in Cape Breton. READ THE CHIEF JUSTICE'S LETTER >>

Feb. 6, 2017 - The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is now accepting applications for its annual Clerkship Program. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2017. MORE INFO >>

Dec. 12, 2016 - The Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts is looking for lawyers and law students to volunteer for the 2017 winter session. If you're interested, please contact Meaghan Gillis, Office Coordinator in the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary, at 902-424-3690 or by email at Meaghan.Gillis@courts.ns.ca. MORE INFO >>

Nov. 18, 2016 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips", including information about the Prothonotary Office's holiday hours. READ IT HERE >>

Nov. 14, 2016 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved an amendment to Practice Memorandum #4 - Courtroom Attire for Counsel. MORE INFO >>

Oct. 19, 2016 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax is now ready. This schedule covers the period between January and May of 2017. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

Oct. 13, 2016 - Free guest Wi-Fi is now available at most courthouses in Nova Scotia. To get access, ask the front counter staff and a temporary user name and password will be provided. Please note: all users are required to follow the POLICIES FOR USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN COURTHOUSES & COURTROOMS >>

Aug. 22, 2016 - Are you a lawyer or law student looking to give back to the community and help improve access to justice? The Free Legal Clinic needs you! If you're interested in volunteering for the fall/winter session, please contact Ms. Meaghan Gillis, Office Coordinator in the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary, at 902-424-3690 or by email at Meaghan.Gillis@courts.ns.ca. MORE INFO >>

Aug. 11, 2016 - An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia and associated courts forms is now online. This includes the most recent amendments approved on June 24, 2016. MORE INFO >>

June 29, 2016 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved amendments to various Civil Procedure Rules and Forms. MORE INFO >>

June 28, 2016 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has introduced a new Practice Memorandum on Taxable Disbursements, part of the Civil Procedure Rules. MORE INFO>>

June 24, 2016 -The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved amendments to Practice Memorandum No. 1 (Foreclosure Procedures) of the Civil Procedure Rules. MORE INFO >>

April 13, 2016 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road in Halifax has been drawn up. This schedule covers the period between July and December 2016. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

April 6, 2016 - The Free Legal Clinic wants you – pro bono! We are looking for lawyers to volunteer for the spring/summer term, on Thursday mornings. To volunteer, contact Meaghan Gillis, Office Co-ordinator in the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary, 902-424-3690, Meaghan.Gillis@courts.ns.ca.MORE INFO >>

March 23, 2016 - Court Revises Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death": The judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have revised the "Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death" first released on March 4. It will be considered by the by the court as a whole on May 12 and 13, 2016. Submissions can be made in writing to Justice James L. Chipman or Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy at the following address:

The Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax NS B3J 1S7

Read the Revised Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death HERE >>

March 15, 2016 - The Provincial Prothonotary has posted her latest edition of Hits & Tips on the Courts website. Look for the link to edition #108 at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE >>.

March 15, 2016 - Effective March 21, 2016, the Probate Court and Bankruptcy Court Administration Offices will be relocated. More information HERE >>

March 7, 2016 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has amended Civil Procedure Rule 13. READ AMENDMENTS >>

March 4, 2016 - The Courts are seeking submissions on a Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death. The judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have released a "Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death" for comment and guidance. It will be considered by the Court's Rule Committee, chaired by Justice James L. Chipman, on March 17, 2016 and by the court as a whole on May 12 and 13, 2016. Submissions can be made in writing to Justice James L. Chipman or Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy at the following address:

The Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax NS B3J 1S7

Read the Draft Temporary Practice Memorandum on Physician Assisted Death HERE >>

March 3, 2016 - Supreme Court of Nova Scotia's Practice Memorandum 9 - Insolvency is available HERE >>

Feb. 29, 2016 - The 20th installment of Justice Doug Campbell's Family Law Practice Tips has been posted on this website. #20 - "Pension Division on Marriage Breakdown" is available HERE >>

Jan. 27, 2016 - The 19th installment of Justice Doug Campbell's Family Law Practice Tips has been posted on this website. #19 - "CPP Division on Marriage Break-Down" is available HERE >>

Jan. 19, 2016 - NSCA & NSSC now accepting applications for their annual Clerkship Programs (deadline is March 18th). For details go to:
COURT OF APPEAL PROGRAM >>
SUPREME COURT PROGRAM >>

Jan. 19, 2016 - The 18th installment of Justice Doug Campbell's Family Law Practice Tips has been posted on this website. #18 - "Marginal Rates Chart For 2016 Tax Year" is available HERE >>

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Family Law Practice Tips For Practitioners

These memoranda are prepared by Justice Doug Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court - Family Division. Justice Campbell has presided in the Supreme Court Family Division for more than 15 years. He was also a senior Family Law Practitioner in Halifax when he was appointed to the Bench.

These practice tips are intended to help Family Law Practitioners who appear in the Supreme Court throughout the Province. They may also be of help to litigants who are representing themselves in the Court.

They represent Justice Campbell's personal viewpoint and may or may not require some adjustment to conform to the preferences or practices of individual Judges. Use them at your own discretion and subject to your own judgment.

ISSUE

TITLE / SUBJECT MATTER

DATE PUBLISHED

#1

INTRODUCING DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITS IN COURT >>

November 17, 2014

#2

THE USE OF EXHIBIT BOOKS AT TRIAL >>

November 17, 2014

#3

ADDRESSING A SUPREME COURT JUDGE IN FAMILY DIVISION >>

November 21, 2014

#4

MARGINAL RATES OF INCOME TAX SIMPLIFIED >>

November 28, 2014

#5

THE MARGINAL RATES CHART >>

December 5, 2014

#5A

THE MARGINAL RATES CHART FOR 2015 >>

December 5, 2014

#6

MARGINAL RATES - SAMPLE CALCULATIONS >>

December 5, 2014

#7

TAX DEDUCTIONS V. TAX CREDITS >>

December 12, 2014

#8

PROCESSING THE DIVORCE IN THE COURTROOM >>

December 19, 2014

#9

THE GROUND FOR DIVORCE - ALTERNATIVE PROOF >>

January 9, 2015

#10

DETAILED PROOF OF MARRIAGE >>

January 16, 2015

#11

THE TAX GROSS UP FORMULA >>

January 23, 2015

#12

WHERE TO SIT IN THE COURTROOM >>

January 30, 2015

#13

COURT ORDERED SALE OF THE MATRIMONIAL HOME >>

February 13, 2015

#14

RRSP TAX DISCOUNT >>

February 20, 2015

#15

DIVIDING MATRIMONIAL ASSETS AND DEBTS >>
Spreadsheet for Making Calculations >>
NOTE: For quicker access to the spreadsheet, save it first, then open it.

February 27, 2015

#16

PARENTING TIME >>
Spreadsheets for Parenting Time Division >>
NOTE: For quicker access to Excel file, save it first, then open it.

May 19, 2015

#17

CHILD SUPPORT - RETROACTIVELY >>
Spreadsheets for Calculating Child Support Retroactively >>
NOTE: For quicker access to Excel file, save it first, then open it

June 5, 2015

#18

THE MARGINAL RATES CHART FOR 2016 TAX YEAR >>

January 19, 2016

#19

CPP DIVISION ON MARRIAGE BREAK-DOWN >>

January 27, 2016

#20

PENSION DIVISION ON MARRIAGE BREAK-DOWN >>

February 29, 2016

 

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Hints and Tips Newsletter from the Nova Scotia's Prothonotary/Registrar

Most Recent Hints & Tips
Hints & Tips from Past Years
May 26, 2017: HINTS & TIPS 112 >>
 
November 18, 2016: HINTS & TIPS 111 >>
 
July 15, 2016: HINTS & TIPS 110 >>
 
May 20, 2016: HINTS & TIPS 109 >>
 
March 14, 2016: HINTS & TIPS 108 >>
 
January 15, 2016: HINTS & TIPS 107 >>
 
   

Consolidated Catalogue of Newsletters
from the Province's Prothonotary/Registrar


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