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Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Practice Directive

Practice Directive Regarding Courtroom Attire for Counsel

  Robing is Required  
Counsel is required to robe for the hearing of all appeals before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.  
Robing is not required, but appropriate business attire is required, at the hearing of all motions in chambers.  
  Personal Circumstances  
Lawyers with personal circumstances, such as pregnancy, medical conditions or disability, that require them to wear modified robes or business attire are requested to advise the court clerk, or other court officer, in advance of the hearing, that they will be dressed in modified attire in accordance with the provisions of this practice directive.  
Modifications may include but are not limited to things such as dispensing with a court shirt, waistcoat or tabs. Modified attire must be black and in keeping with courtroom decorum.  
March 10, 2020