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The current version of the Civil Procedure Rules were developed by the Judges of the two Courts on June 6, 2008. Part 13 - Family Proceedings, was completed in April 2010.
These rules went into effect on Jan. 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, ( Part 13 - Family Proceedings), except as provided in Part 19 - Transition, Rule 92. The earlier version of the Rules dated back to 1972.
The Official Consolidated Version of the Rules
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The Unofficial Interactive Version of the Rules and Forms
All Forms related to the Rules can now be filled out on your computer.
However, they must still be filed with the Courts on paper.
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NOTE: As of August 31, 2015, The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (NSBS) will no longer provide Annotated Civil Procedure Rules.
However, some aspects of the service will continue to be maintained. For more information, go to the
Three Documents Relevant to the Enacting of the Civil Procedure Rules
The ORDER IN COUNCIL - determining the manner of publication of the Civil Procedure Rules.
The CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION - causing the revision of the Civil Procedure Rules to continue to be published
online and certifying that copies of the revisions have been delivered.
The ROYAL GAZETTE (November 19, 2008) - published Certificate of Publication.
Current Civil Procedure Rules
To view, fill out, and print the Civil Procedure Rules, Forms, and Practice Memorandums and Directives currently in effect, as amended since 2008 (official consolidated versions and unofficial interactive versions) click here:
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Current Practice Memorandums And Directives
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Civil Procedure Rules (2008) And Amendments
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Amendments Made To Practice Memorandums (since 2008)
Old Civil Procedure Rules (1972)
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