Main navigation: show child menu items Jury Duty A jury is responsible for hearing the evidence in a trial and then rendering a verdict. Serving on a jury is an important civic responsibility and one of the most direct ways that a person can take part in the justice system. Representing Yourself in Court Everyone is entitled to represent themselves in court. However, legal proceedings can be complex and each type and level of court has different rules, procedures and court forms. Review these resources to help you prepare. Free Legal Clinics The Nova Scotia Courts offer free legal clinics in several communities for individuals representing themselves in court on certain types of cases. Costs & Fees The costs and fees charged in the Nova Scotia Courts are set by the provincial government. The most recent Costs and Fees, set in 2015-16, are outlined here.