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The Supreme Court is a court of record and is open to the public.
It has exclusive jurisdiction over indictable offences tried by Judge and jury or by Judge alone, as provided by the Criminal Code of Canada, and at the election of the accused. Civil cases may be tried by Judge alone or sitting with a jury, although most civil cases proceed without a jury.
The Supreme Court sits regularly in eighteen locations across Nova Scotia. It is a court of original jurisdiction and, as such, has complete jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters arising in the province of Nova Scotia, except in matters or cases expressly excluded by statute.
The Supreme Court administers the Divorce Act and the Bankruptcy Act, both of which are federal acts with individual structures of administration and operation. The Justices may also sit as Judges of the Probate Court and Bankruptcy Court
The Supreme Court also has a Family Division which sits only within the Halifax and Cape Breton Regional Municipalities and deals with all family law matters for those communities. Outside the two regional municipalities, all family matters except divorce and division of property are dealt with by the Provincial Family Court of Nova Scotia.
For information and materials regarding the Supreme Court Family Division, CLICK HERE >>
Links to Other Information and Materials:
|DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT >>|
|JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT >>|
|SUPREME COURT FORMS >>|
|SUPREME COURT DOCKETS >>|
|THE CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES >>|
|THE CLASS ACTION REGISTRY >>|