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Style and Procedures Manual
(A Guide to Drafting Regulations in Plain Language)
January 2005

The Department of Justice's Style and Procedures Manual is designed to help lawyers and non-legal government personnel draft Nova Scotia regulations—to ensure a uniform standard of format and style and to promote clarity and the use of plain language.  The Manual also sets out the procedure for the Department of Justice's review of draft regulations.

The latest edition of the Manual is dated January 2005, and is available below in Adobe PDF, along with a supplement published in November 2011 which includes specific direction on drafting summary offence ticket schedules. (You will need Adobe Reader to view the document.  You can download Adobe Reader for free from the Adobe website.)

Style and Procedures Manual - January 2005
SOT Supplement to Style and Procedures Manual (updated August 2015)

Also avaliable are the following supplemental resources:

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