Below are links to videos from judges and justices in Nova Scotia regarding duty counsel. It’s Access to Justice Week (Oct. 25-29) and these videos confirm the importance of duty counsel in the justice system. Chief Judge Pamela Williams Associate Chief Justice Lawrence O’Neil Chief Justice Michael Wood To view all videos from across Canada, […]
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In recognition of Canada’s first Duty Counsel Day being held on October 27, 2021, a proclamation has been signed by the Honourable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, proclaiming October 27, 2021 as National Duty Counsel Day in the Province of Nova Scotia. A copy of the proclamation is below outlining the importance of Duty […]
Karen Hudson, QC is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of NSLA. This is a temporary appointment until the new CEO is in place. Karen was formerly the Executive Director of NSLA and Chair of the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada until her appointment in 2016 as the Deputy Minister of Justice.
It is with regret that we say farewell to Megan Longley, QC, Chief Executive Officer, as her last day with Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) will be October 7, 2021. Megan will be greatly missed by NSLA staff and the Commission. We wish to express our appreciation for her leadership and her tremendous contributions over […]
Anyone can suddenly find themselves in the justice system. It’s important we know our rights and how to exercise them. It’s so important that it’s in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Most Canadians know about access to services like healthcare. Few know we have similar access to legal services. Let’s change that. Know […]
Paul Stordy, NSLA Information Services & Summary Advice Managing Lawyer, and two law students did podcasts for the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS). Two separate episodes included topics of Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s services, family law services and COVID 19 issues, divorce, and intimate partner violence. To access the podcasts, visit www.legalinfo.org and […]
This year on August 1st Nova Scotia will mark Emancipation Day as an officially designated day for the first time. We encourage everyone to reflect on the history of the Province as well as consider positive steps you can take toward ending anti-Black racism. Ideas on how to recognize Emancipation Day can be found here: […]
Brandon Rolle, Managing Lawyer, HRM Youth Office, participated in the May 10, 2021 Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) panel discussion on Impact of Race and Culture Assessments and the effects of systemic anti-black racism in sentencing hearings. The video of the May 10th session can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=579214066347860&ref=watch_permalink
Nova Scotia Legal Aid is pleased to have its application approved as a participant in the inquiry. As participants in several different aspects of the justice system, NSLA’s systemic and institutional knowledge as well as its client-focused perspective would be different from that of others in the system. Below is a link to the CBC […]
Congratulations to Roger Burrill for being recognized with the CBA’s National Legal Aid Leader Award for 2021. The Award distinguishes legal aid lawyers who have made notable contributions to advancing access to justice for those in need. Roger was chosen by the CBA Access to Justice Subcommittee for this Award. The honour is well deserved. […]