NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Your preferred name may not be your legal first name. What would you like us to call you?
For example: she / he / they / zie

Financial Information

If you have multiple sources of income please check all that apply.
Please indicate the way you wish to be contacted in order.  If you want to be contacted via text message (SMS) please indicate your cell/text provider as we need this to text you. We MUST have a method to contact you to process your application.

For example:

  • Cell phone (902) 555-1212
  • Text Message (902) 555-1212 AND Cell Company
  • Email somebody@somemail.com

  • Child 1
    Child 2
    Child 3
    Child 4
    Child 5
    Child 6
    Child 7
    Child 8
    Nova Scotia Legal Aid handles a variety of different legal matters for Nova Scotians.
    FAMILY LAW
    Please indicate briefly why you need help. Do not go into great detail - you have only 180 characters (2 lines)
    Do you require legal assistance due to Child Protective Services or Mi'Kmaw Family & Children Services of Nova Scotia being involved with your family?
    All family matters have at least two sides. Who is the opposing party in your matter?
    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)?
    Social Justice Law:
    All social justice matters have at least two sides. Who is the opposing party in your matter?
    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
    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.