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THE PROTHONOTARY'S HINTS & TIPS >>

General Materials


SUPREME COURT DOCUMENT COVER >>

COURT OF APPEAL ADVOCACY PRACTICE >>

 

PROTOCOL FOR RELEASE OF DECISIONS >>

 

NOTICE: CHAMBERS COVER SHEETS >>

 

Feb. 7, 2020 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has approved various amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules and related court forms. MORE >>

Jan. 22, 2020 - The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has approved an amendment to Rule 91 of the Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia. MORE >>

 

2019


Dec. 17, 2019 -
The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court in Halifax is now available. This schedule covers the period between January and June 2020. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

 

Dec. 16, 2019 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips" for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. READ IT HERE >>

 

Oct. 22, 2019 - Members of the Bar are invited to an open house on Nov. 5, 2019, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Court Program, now known as the Dartmouth Wellness Court. MORE INFO >>

 

Oct. 7, 2019 - Register now to attend the Nova Scotia Bail Verification and Supervision Roundtable on Nov. 15 in Halifax, N.S. This one-day event is an opportunity to learn more about these programs, which focus on case management, support and supervision in the community. PLEASE NOTE: For optimal results, open the online registration form using the Internet Explorer browser. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER >>

 

Oct. 4, 2019 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has created an instructions sheet and other court forms to assist with Rowbotham applications for court-appointed counsel.
MORE INFO >>

 

Sept. 26, 2019 - The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has modified its regular Chambers schedule for the month of October to accommodate Judges’ meetings. MORE INFO >

 

Sept. 23, 2019 - Members of the Bar are invited to an open house from on Friday, Oct. 4, to view the new fully integrated audio and video system in Courtroom 502 at the Halifax Law Courts. MORE INFO >>

 

Sept. 10, 2019 - There have been a number of changes to Courtroom 502 at the Law Courts in Halifax that counsel should be aware of before appearing in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. MORE >>

 

July 23, 2019 - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Pictou has a new Prothonotary. Charlene Jamieson began her new role on July 15. MORE INFO >>

July 4, 2019 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips" for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. READ IT HERE >>

June 3, 2019 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court in Halifax is now available. This schedule covers the period between July and December 2019. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

March 27, 2019 - Interested persons can now apply to participate in the upcoming Fatality Inquiry into the deaths of Lionel Desmond and his family. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on April 29. The hearings will begin on May 21 in Guysborough. MORE INFO >>

March 25, 2019 - Staff at the Provincial Courts in Halifax and Sydney are reminding members of the Bar to notify the Court Administration Office if their summary offence matters in Night Court are to be adjourned, withdrawn or resolved prior to their scheduled court appearance. MORE INFO >>

Feb. 20, 2019 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips" for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. READ IT HERE >>

Feb. 19, 2019 - Staff at the Halifax Law Courts have developed internal benchmarks to help members of the Bar understand when their court documents may be processed, depending on staff resources. MORE INFO >>

Jan. 24, 2019 - An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia, including the new Rule 59A, is now online. MORE INFO >>

2018

Dec. 20, 2018 - The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has approved a new rule under the Civil Procedure Rules, dealing with matters in the Family Division. MORE INFO >>

Dec. 6, 2018 - The Prothonotary has published her latest edition of "Hints & Tips" for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. READ IT HERE >>

Nov. 29, 2018 - The Free Legal Clinic in Halifax is looking for new volunteers to help with the upcoming 2019 winter session. MORE INFO >>

Oct. 24, 2018 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court in Halifax is now available. This schedule covers the period between January and June 2019. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

Oct. 23, 2018 - The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has made changes that will affect how you file with the Court, including updating its list of Supreme Court of Canada cases litigants can refer to without including them in their Book of Authorities. MORE INFO >>

Oct. 11, 2018 - The State of the Nova Scotia Courts event previously scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, has been postponed. MORE INFO >>

Aug. 30, 2018 - The Chief Justice of Nova Scotia is inviting members of the Bar to attend the Judiciary's inaugural State of the Courts event this fall. READ THE CHIEF JUSTICE'S LETTER >>

Aug. 24, 2018 - The Free Legal Clinic in Halifax is looking for new volunteers to help with the upcoming fall/winter session. MORE INFO >>

July 11, 2018 - An updated version of the consolidated Civil Procedure Rules of Nova Scotia and related courts forms is now online. This reflects the most recent amendments approved on June 22, 2018. MORE INFO >>

July 4, 2018 - Judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have approved amendments to Practice Memorandum 1 - Foreclosure Procedures. MORE INFO >>

July 3, 2018 - Judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have approved various amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules and related court forms, effective June 22, 2018.
MORE INFO >>

June 26, 2018 - The Judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia have approved a Practice Memorandum related to new legislation that deals with intimate images and cyber-protection. MORE INFO >>

May 7, 2018 - The Provincial Court of Nova Scotia has issued a Practice Directive that will help counsel identify and manage complex cases. MORE INFO >>

April 19, 2018 - The Prothonotary has published his latest edition of "Hints & Tips" for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. READ IT HERE >>

April 10, 2018 - The Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts is looking for volunteer lawyers and law students to help with the upcoming spring/summer session. MORE INFO >>

March 28, 2018 - The Long Trial Intake Schedule for Courtroom #6 in Provincial Court on Spring Garden Road, Halifax, is now ready. This schedule covers the period between July and December 2018. READ/PRINT SCHEDULE >>

March 12, 2018 - Members of the Bar are advised that late filings to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Family Division) may result in the affected matters being removed from the docket and cost orders may be made against an offending party or counsel. MORE INFO >>

Feb. 23 - Expanded guest Wi-Fi is now available at all Nova Scotia courthouses. This free service is for lawyers, self-represented litigants & others visiting the building. MORE INFO >>

Feb. 9, 2018 - 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 Jan. 26, 2018. MORE INFO >>

Feb. 2, 2018 - Judges of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court have approved amendments to various Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Memorandums, effective Jan. 26, 2018.
MORE INFO >>

Feb. 2, 2018 - Family law lawyers are invited to attend an information session on Feb. 21 to learn more about the new Domestic Violence Court, opening at the Provincial Court in Halifax next month. MORE INFO >>

Jan. 30, 2018 - The Registrars of Probate want to remind counsel that the Registrar should be notified immediately if they become aware of proceedings in other Nova Scotia Courts that involve the same parties to an existing Probate proceeding. MORE INFO >>

Jan. 29, 2018 - The Judges of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court have approved a new Practice Memorandum outlining the procedure for Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy appeals. MORE INFO >>

Jan. 4, 2018 - Starting Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, the cell block and consultation rooms on the basement level of the Halifax Law Courts will be closed for approximately three months. MORE INFO >>

Jan. 4, 2018 - Effective immediately, there is a new Prothonotary serving the Halifax location of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. MORE INFO >>

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For Notices to the Bar prior to 2018, please contact the COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR >>

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Family Law Practice Tips For Practitioners

These memoranda were prepared by Justice Doug Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court - Family Division. Justice Campbell 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 from the Nova Scotia Prothonotary/Registrar

Recent Hints & Tips
December 16, 2019 - HINTS & TIPS 118 >>
July 4, 2019 - HINTS & TIPS 117 >>
Feb. 20, 2019 - HINTS & TIPS 116 >>
Dec. 6, 2018 - HINTS & TIPS 115 >>
April 18, 2018 - HINTS & TIPS 114 >>
Sept. 26, 2017: HINTS & TIPS 113 >>
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 >>
 

Any questions regarding the notices listed on this page should be addressed to the Prothonotary/Registrar:
E-MAIL THE PROTHONOTARY/REGISTRAR >>

 

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