NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

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For example: she / he / they / zie
CONTACT METHODS: If your contact info is incomplete we will be unable to process your application.

Financial Information

If you have multiple sources of income please check all that apply.
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Nova Scotia Legal Aid handles a variety of different legal matters for Nova Scotians.

What type of legal matter do you have?

    Family: separation, divorce, custody, access, child support, alimony.
    Child Protection (CFSA/MMFS): Matters where the other party is Child Protective Services or Mi'Kmaw Family and Children Services.
    Criminal: Criminal charges have been laid against you or will be laid, includes traffic offences.
    Social Justice: EI, CPP, Income Assistance, disability, residential tenancies.
    Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act: If you are being held in a hospital involuntarily under the IPTA.
    Other: NSLA may assist with other matters, as per our website.
FAMILY LAW
Please indicate briefly why you need help. Do not go into great detail - you have only 180 characters (2 lines)
All family matters have at least two sides. Who is the opposing party in your matter? If you have a date of birth for them this would also be helpful.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CFSA/MMFS)
Please indicate briefly why you need help. Do not go into great detail - you have only 180 characters (2 lines)
Please enter the name of the opposing party:
If you have the name of the social worker involved in the case, please provide it:
A yellow card is a card given to you by social services. If you were given one in relation to this matter please select yes.
Criminal Law:
Were you under the age of 18 years of age on the date(s) when the police think you committed an offence?
What have YOU been charged with or do you anticipate being charged with? Do not fill in someone else's charges here (for example, if your estranged spouse is being charged with domestic violence).
Who is the complainant(s) in your case, or the alleged victim(s)? If you have a date of birth for them this would also be helpful.
Social Justice Law:
All social justice matters have at least two sides. Who is the opposing party in your matter? If you have a date of birth for them this would also be helpful.
Please briefly describe the matter you need help with. Please note that Nova Scotia Legal Aid does not provide services in all matters. Please see our website for full details on what type of matters we provide services for. What we do - What Legal Services Provided
Other Matters:
Please briefly describe the matter you need help with. Please note that Nova Scotia Legal Aid does not provide services in all matters. Please see our website for full details on what type of matters we provide services for. What we do - What Legal Services Provided
Court Information
IPTA:
Please note: This does not include Dalhousie Legal Aid or any out of province Legal Aid.
If your family or financial situation hasn't changed since the last time you had legal aid please note this - this may help to speed up your application process.
Note: If you had a certificate lawyer, you would have seen or been referred by one of the offices below first.
Declaration and Contact Authorization

READ DECLARATION AND AUTHORIZATION CAREFULLY:

By typing your name below and pressing submit:

    • The applicant declares that information provided is true and complete.
    • The applicant will provide additional information as required.
    • The applicant consents to have information investigated for verification.
    • The applicant must notify Nova Scotia Legal Aid of any changes in financial circumstances or living arrangements - failure to comply may result in termination of services.
    • The applicant authorizes Nova Scotia Legal Aid to represent and act for Applicant in the matter mentioned or any related matter and further authorizes Nova Scotia Legal Aid to take any necessary action or obtain required assistance.