This Div is a JS Trigger
Issue 37 | January 2016


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
CFSA best practice materials

Representing individuals whose children have been apprehended under the Children and Family Services Act (CFSA) requires patience, understanding and diligence. Nova Scotia Legal Aid and Certificate Lawyers represent the vast majority of individuals whose children have been apprehended. They do this demonstrating the qualities mentioned.

In the last year, some individuals have appealed final Orders from the Supreme Court Family Division and the Provincial Family Court alleging ineffective counsel. With that in mind, the CFSA Committee of Nova Scotia Legal Aid has put together some “best practice tips” which may be useful for individuals practicing in this area of law. View below, or visit the Family Law: Resources page on

CFSA Committee of Nova Scotia Legal Aid: Materials (2015)

Practice tips

Introductory letter to client

Case file opening notes


Disclosure receipt log