Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

North Preston resident impressed by Land Title Initiative legal services delivered by Nova Scotia Legal Aid Staff Lawyer

In July 2018, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) announced that we have commenced providing legal services pursuant to the new Land Title Initiative (LTI) in East Preston, North Preston, Cherry Brook/Lake Loon, Sunnyville and Lincolnville.  In collaboration with a number of government stakeholders, NSLA has been assisting land owners in these communities remove barriers to […]

2017-18 Annual Report

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2017-18 Annual Report is now available on our website and can be found here:  2017-18 Annual Report

Staff Lawyer Position – Dartmouth Criminal Office

STAFF LAWYER POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID DARTMOUTH CRIMINAL OFFICE   Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia practicing criminal and social justice law.  This is an eighteen month (18) contract position. Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding […]

NSLA Indigenous Social Worker at Native Council of Nova Scotia AGM

Pictured is Crystal Hill, Indigenous Social Worker, at the Native Council of Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting in Truro on September 15, 2018. By attending the AGM of the NCNS, Crystal was able to connect with the off-reserve Indigenous population across the Province.  This was an opportunity made available to Crystal through developed networks at […]

Staff Lawyer Position – Truro

STAFF LAWYER POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID TRURO   Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Truro, Nova Scotia, practicing family and social justice law.  This is an eighteen month (18) contract position to cover a secondment. Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a […]

Mental Health Court – Dartmouth

Are you wondering how the Mental Health Court Program in Dartmouth works? Here is a great story by CBC The National which aired on September 25, 2018:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/canada-s-mental-health-courts-how-they-work-and-why-they-exist-1.4838785

Staff Lawyer Position – Sydney

STAFF LAWYER POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SYDNEY   Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing criminal and social justice law.  This is a contract position with the potential of permanency. Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding […]

Halifax Connects

Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) participated again this year in Halifax Connects. The event took place on Sunday, September 9th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Halifax Citadel. The event is organized by Shelter NS who brings together more than 200 volunteers and 30 plus community organizations and businesses to offer a day of caring and […]

Robert Currie – Schulich School of Law News Article: “Schulich Law Professor Rob Currie is back in the classroom after a ‘socially useful’ sabbatical”

Below please find a link to a great story about Professor Robert Currie who spent time with Nova Scotia Legal Aid during his sabbatical from Schulich School of Law.  Rob spent his time working with Roger Burrill and Lee Seshagiri of our Appeals Division. It was great having him on the team. https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/news-events/news/2018/09/06/schulich_law_professor_rob_currie_is_back_in_the_classroom_after_a_successful_sabbatical.html