Canada  legal information photos-banner with Ottawa Federal Parliament buildings, legal reference books, court houses and prison cells

A Lay Person's Introduction to New Brunswick's Legal Information Sources and Lawyers' Web Sites

Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick / Assemblée législative du Nouveau-Brunswick

New Brunswick Acts and Regulations

Provincial Acts and Regulations Directory listed in alphabetic order.  The documents are available directly on line in Adobe® Acrobat PDF format as well as HTML web page format, for easy downloads. Acts consolidated to April 12, 2006 / Regulations consolidated to April 12, 2006 (at time this citation made)

Introduction & Overview of New Brunswick Provincial Court System

This section introduces:

  • The Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
  • The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
  • The Probate Court of New Brunswick
  • The Provincial Court of New Brunswick
  • The Small Claims Court [note: limit is $6000 (six thousand dollars) as noted on the web site as of 2005.04 - this varies from province to province]

Immigration to New Brunswick - Official Site of Government of New Brunswick Immigration & Repatriation Secretariat

"Few places in the world offer citizens a high standard of life, a low cost of living, a wide range of education, employment and business opportunities, a welcoming community, and a fast-track immigration process."

Other related reference resources of interest

Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association "... is a plaintiff-oriented organization dedicated to obtaining legal redress for those who have suffered injury or injustice, and to preserving the rights of the injured to full and fair compensation...." [fr. website]
Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
P.O. Box 2618, Central RPO
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3N5.
Phone:  902.446.4446 -or- 866.314.4446 toll free

City of Fredericton - Official web site

City of Moncton

New Brunswick Public Library Service

BBB - Better Business Bureau of the Maritimes "Established in 1949, The Better Business Bureau of the Maritime Provinces Inc, answers over 60,000 calls from consumers each year [emphasis added] looking for information on, or assistance with, firms doing business in the Maritime Provinces. Despite our reputation for helping with complaints, over ninety percent of our calls are pre-purchase inquiries. " [quote fr. website 2006.04.21]


Law Society of New Brunswick - Barreau du Nouveau-Brunswick

English language version [Quebec Bar Association]

French language version

Criminal Legal Aid Services in New Brunswick Courts

  • "The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission provides legal assistance to eligible applicants in certain criminal and family law matters. Legal Aid is regulated by the Legal Aid Act and the Legal Aid Regulations.
    Criminal Legal Aid:  The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission offers two types of services for criminal legal proceedings: Duty Counsel and Certificates.
    " [for more info. go to website - 2006.04.21]

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB)
Le Service public d’éducation et d’information juridiques du Nouveau-Brunswick (SPEIJ-NB)

  • Family Law Website:
  • English legal information services including: online pamplets, legal information guides
    • Publications on:
      Abuse and Violence
      Consumer and Non-Profit Law
      Criminal Law
      Family Law
      Going to Court
      Housing & Property
      Planning Ahead
      Self-Help Guides
      You & Your Rights
      Youth & the Law
  • French Français legal information services
    • Publications on:
      Violence et mauvais traitements
      Droit du consommateur et droit du secteur non lucratif
      Droit pénal
      Droit de la famille
      Comparution devant le tribunal
      Droit de líhabitation et des biens
      Guides pratiques
      Vos droits
      Les jeunes et la loi

Family Violence

Law Schools

University of New Brunswick Law School
Faculty of Law
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
(for more contact information e.g. phone numbers go to

"'Canada's great small law school' is how students, faculty, and graduates regard UNB Law School. What sets UNB apart is our success in bringing together ambitious students and committed teachers in a demanding but supportive learning environment. Founded more than a century ago, UNB Law is the second oldest common law school in the Commonwealth. Increasingly, we are recognized as one of the country's leaders. Independent evaluations by both Maclean's and Canadian Lawyer magazines have consistently ranked us among the very best.

UNB's greatest asset is its small size. We admit only 80 students each year and the total student body is about 230. With 20 full-time instructors, the student-teacher ratio is an impressive 11.5:1. The school is a close-knit community, where students from all regions of Canada and around the world form friendships that last a lifetime. All classrooms, professorial and student offices, the library, the bookstore, and lounges are located in stately Ludlow Hall, a notably pleasant physical space." [quote from website Law School Admissions introduction 2004.04.22]

Web site Disclaimer

This site was developed by a group of people who have served as "expert witnesses" and information consultants for law firms in litigation involving personal injury cases, labor law, wills variation and breach of trust cases as well as class action suits.

It is our hope that you will find this site useful in your decision making as to consulting or selecting a lawyer or law firm for your needs.

This site is not endorsed by web sites to which it provides links to, unless otherwise noted, where a particular lawyer has volunteered to become a content contributor.

Legal Related Services