- City Hall
It is the mandate of the CBRM Legal Department to provide legal counsel and related legal services relative to municipal issues to the Mayor and Council, the various Committees established by Council, as well as to the Administration and staff of the CBRM.
Mr. Demetri Kachafanas, BA, BBA, LLB, LLM
Ms. Tara Olsvik
Executive Legal Assistant
Since April 1, 1999 all municipalities in the Province of Nova Scotia are governed by the provisions of the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia.
To file a Claim with the Legal Department, please do so in writing including the following information:
You may contact our office via telephone at (902) 563-5045 for claim information, however, a written submission must be provided in order for our staff to begin processing your claim.
The Legal Department does NOT accept service of Notices of Claims or Originating Notices. This legal documentation should be served personally on the Municipal Clerk.
The Legal Department is NOT mandated to provide legal advice to the general public. All inquiries of a personal, legal nature should be directed to a lawyer of one's choice.
Office of the Regional Solicitor
Sydney, Nova Scotia
The office of the Regional Solicitor handles the processing of the final documentation relative to the purchase of any municipal property. If you are interested in purchasing property assessed to CBRM, you must first contact our Property Management Services division. The contact person is (902) 563-5045.