Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Managing Lawyer Position – New Glasgow

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION MANAGING LAWYER   Available Position: 12-Month Contract with an Opportunity for Permanency Location: New Glasgow Office, 116 George Street Salary: Staff Lawyer Pay Plan Policy- Based on Relevant Experience and Includes Managing Lawyer Compensation Closing Date: May 27, 2022, at 4:30 pm Who we are: Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission […]

Renovictions by Landlords

Tammy Wohler, Managing Lawyer, Social Justice Office, speaks regarding renovictions and advises, “The act is very clear, she said, that landlords and tenants must have a written agreement about a renoviction. If this doesn’t happen, the landlord needs to be the one making an application to the tenancy board.” See CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/lunenburg-renter-fox-street-landlord-renovictions-new-rules-1.6418587

Director of Legal Services Appointment

We are pleased to share that Samira Zayid is the new Director of Legal Services for Nova Scotia Legal Aid effective April 25, 2022. Samira is entering her 29th year as a lawyer and has spent 26 of those years at Nova Scotia Legal Aid. She first came to NSLA as an Articled Clerk and […]

JD Bridges Bursary

Are you a Black student in Canada applying to law school?  Check out the JD Bridges Foundation sponsorship package below for a bursary to cover the cost of the LSAT prep courses/study materials, application fees and transcript fees.  Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022. JD Bridges Foundation Sponsorship Package 2022  

2022-23 Business Plan

We are pleased to share the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2022-23 Business Plan,  The Business Plan can also be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab. NSLAC 2022-2023 Business Plan

Nova Scotia Adoption Record Changes Effective Spring 2022

Adoption records in Nova Scotia will become open in spring 2022. We are reaching out, at the request of the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, to help spread the word about this important change. Adopted people who are now 19 or older, birth parents and potential birth parents are encouraged to consider their privacy […]

Important Changes for Residential Tenants and Landlords

The ban on ending a tenant’s lease for the purpose of renovations will be lifted when the state of emergency ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2022. Please see the fact sheet below to learn about important changes on renovictions and rent caps. Fact Sheet for Residential Tenants and Landlords (March 2022)  

Child Protection Law Manual

We are pleased to share the January 2022 Child Protection Law Manual which can be found below.  It is hoped that the Manual will be a useful resource in your child protection practice. Child Protection Law Manual – January 24 2022

Chief Executive Officer Appointed

I am pleased to share with you that Charlene Moore, QC is the new CEO for Nova Scotia Legal Aid effective January 1, 2022. Charlene has served on the Executive as Service Delivery Director since 2017. In her former leadership role as Service Delivery Director, her focus included Big Case Management, state-funded counsel matters, criminal […]

Online Chats Temporarily Suspended

We are investigating issues with our online chat program. Due to these issues our Tuesday (Family) and Wednesday (Social Justice) chat sessions have been suspended. Thank you, and sorry for any inconvenience.