Courts of Nova Scotia graphic and NS Crest


New "Interactive" Forms Now Available

All Forms related to the Civil Procedure Rules are now also available in an "interactive" format - meaning that they can be filled out and printed on your computer directly from this website. This can be done using PDF reader software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 8.0 or higher). Such software is available free of charge and can be downloaded from the internet.

However, these Forms must still be printed and then filed with the Courts as "hard copies" (on paper).


These Forms are provided for the convenience of prospective litigants.
In the event of a discrepancy, the Forms in the consolidated version of the CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES are the OFFICIAL version.


Access the:
INTERACTIVE Rules and Forms

CONSOLIDATED Civil Procedure Rules

CONSOLIDATED Forms - (Part 22)


The Civil Procedure Rules govern proceedings in Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The Civil Procedure Rules are made and amended by the Judges of the Supreme and Appeal Courts under the authority of the Judicature Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 240, s. 46

The Judges of the two Courts made new Civil Procedure Rules on June 6, 2008. Part 13 - Family Proceedings - was completed in April of 2010.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Since the first of these Civil Procedure Rules went into effect on January 1st 2009, the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary has been working to convert all the Forms - almost 200 of them - into the interactive PDF format. It is a very detailed, labour-intensive effort. But the end result made the all work worthwhile.

For the first time in the Nova Scotia's history, a significant protion of the Forms that need to be filed with the Province's various levels of Courts can now be filled out and printed on a computer directly from the Internet.

In addition, all the Civil Procedure Rules and their related Forms are now presented in an intuitive and easy-to-use layout. It shows the individual Rules and Sub-Rules and their related Forms side-by-side on the same web page.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This has been a complicated project. Making the Forms fillable on a computer is complex. Details are crucial. After all, these are important documents.

So ..... as you use these new interactive Forms, we encourage you to report any errors you may find. We also welcome any suggestions you may have for improving the functions built into the Forms and the web pages.

Contact the Executive Office of the Nova Soctia Judiciary through any one of the three people identified below.

To report technical errors or to offer suggestions, contact:
Alain Bouvette
IT Analyst
Linda Cleveland-Thompson
Manager of Publications

John Piccolo