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Part 7 - Notice and Place of Proceeding

Rule 32 - Place of Proceeding

Scope of this Rule 32
32.01   A party may select the office of the prothonotary at which documents may be filed in a proceeding or request a change in the place of the proceeding, in accordance with this Rule.
       
Place of proceeding
32.02 (1) The party who starts a proceeding may select the place of the proceeding by inserting one of the following sets of registry codes before the abbreviation “No.” in the heading of the document that starts the proceeding and filing the document in the corresponding office of the prothonotary:
   
“Amh” Amherst
“Ann” Annapolis
“Ant” Antigonish
“Bwt” Bridgewater
“Dig” Digby
“HFD” Halifax Family Division
“Hfx” Halifax, except Family Division
“Ken” Kentville
“Pic” Pictou
“PtHFD” Port Hawkesbury Family Division
“PtH” Port Hawkesbury, except Family Division
“SFD” Sydney Family Division
“Syd” Sydney, except Family Division
“Tru” Truro
“Yar” Yarmouth.
  (2) All documents filed in a proceeding must be filed at the office of the prothonotary in the selected place.
  (3) A document to be filed at an office not regularly open Monday to Friday, save holidays, may be delivered on days the part-time office is closed to any prothonotary and that prothonotary shall note the filing on behalf of the prothonotary at the part-time office on the day of delivery and transmit the document to that prothonotary.
  (4) A party may make a motion to change the place of a proceeding.
  (5) A prothonotary may make a motion to a judge to change the place of a proceeding, a group of proceedings, or all proceedings, from the office of one prothonotary to that of another.
  (6) An order changing the place of a proceeding must provide for the amendment of the heading to replace the initials of the former place with those of the new place.
       

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