Provincial Court of Nova Scotia

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Family Court
Family Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Family_Court/NSFC_home.htmhttps://courts.ns.ca/Family_Court/NSFC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Criminal Court
Criminal Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_home.htmhttps://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_mental_health_program.htmhttps://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_mental_health_program.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Mental Health Court does not permit documents to be filed electronically.

Youth Justice Court
Youth Justice Court
Currency date
September 7, 2020
Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_youth_court.htmhttps://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_youth_court.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Family Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Family_Court/NSFC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Criminal Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Mental Health Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_mental_health_program.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Mental Health Court does not permit documents to be filed electronically.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Youth Justice Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_youth_court.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Family Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Family_Court/NSFC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Criminal Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_home.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Mental Health Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_mental_health_program.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Mental Health Court does not permit documents to be filed electronically.

Provincial Court of Nova Scotia (Youth Justice Court)
Province
Nova Scotia
E-filing requirement level
Not Available
Explanatory web page
https://courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_youth_court.htm
Last amended
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
Acceptable format(s)
Acceptable formats - additional info
Electronic signatures accepted?
Signatures - additional info
Submission method
Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit
Submission instructions
Paper copies required?
Paper copies - additional info
Additional information

The Provincial Court does not generally permit documents to be filed electronically. However, a Judge may allow it in exceptional circumstances.

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