Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

COVID-19 & Physical Opening of Nova Scotia Legal Aid Offices

The offices of Nova Scotia Legal Aid are now being staffed during regular business hours and limited in-person client service has resumed. We ask that you continue to apply online or by telephone if possible. If someone is unable to access service in these ways, they are welcome to attend the nearest office to apply. […]

Statement by Nova Scotia Legal Aid on Black Lives Matter Movement

  Statement by Nova Scotia Legal Aid on Black Lives Matter Movement   Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) acknowledges the triggering of pain, anger, frustration and trauma for African Nova Scotian communities and people of African descent worldwide from the recent traumatic deaths in the Unites States of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and, in Canada, […]

Need Help Adjourning a Halifax or Dartmouth Provincial Court Date?

Current circumstances have led to the closure of Provincial Courts for all but urgent and essential matters. Effective June 1, 2020, the Provincial Court will permit some in-custody trials and in-custody preliminary inquiries to proceed in-person for urgent and essential matters, where all public health directives can be followed. For individuals not in custody, all […]

May 5 Update re NSLA Services

        May 5, 2020   Dear NSLA Clients, Applicants, Community Partners & Stakeholders: RE:          NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SERVICES As a result of enhanced directives from the Province of Nova Scotia and the state of emergency, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) Offices are closed to the public. We are providing the updated […]

Do you Need Advice on Obtaining a Peace Bond?

Obtaining a Peace Bond       Do you need advice on obtaining a peace bond? Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is committed to assisting people applying for peace bond orders.  A peace bond is a court order to stay away from a person(s) or property and is issued by a Judge or Justice of […]

NS Legal Aid Commission 2017-23 Strategic Plan

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission is pleased to share its 2017-23 Strategic Plan (SP). The SP was recently updated by the Commission for the 2020-23 fiscal years. This Plan continues to prioritize client-focused goals for improved and more accessible service as well as system-focused goals to better support the work of Nova Scotia Legal […]