Below please find a copy of a Canadian Bar Association Nova Voce article by Megan Longley, QC, Chief Executive Officer, regarding Legal Aid in Nova Scotia. CBA-NS Nova Voce – The Evolution of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia
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Below please find a link to the above-noted opinion article by Ashley Avery & Emma Halpern: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/ashley-avery-emma-halpern-vulnerable-women-in-nova-scotia-ending-up-on-the-streets-or-behind-bars-523422/ Efforts by Emma and Ashley in educating and advocating regarding the challenges faced by individuals is greatly appreciated. The work of The Elizabeth Fry Society and Coverdale Courtwork Society is essential to our clients and to Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate Program helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply until March 31, 2021. For details and to apply please visit their website at: 2020 Heating Assistance Rebate Program
The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2019-20 Annual Report is now available and can be found on the About Us, Legal Aid Publications page, or at this link: 2019-20 Annual Report
The recording of the Crisis. Change. Reform. session is now available to watch online. CBC’s Duncan McCue hosted a conversation between Beverley McLachlin, Bob Rae and Megan Longley, about the A2J impacts of the pandemic. The session, in English, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/AIVyrG8vrTw
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Tammy Wohler, Social Justice Office, participated in the above-noted workshop. If you missed the workshop, you can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozlOyYCwgL8&feature=youtu.be
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 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, […]
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 […]
Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA), Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) and Court Services have coordinated to establish new ways to help for support variations during COVID-19. FAQs for payors and recipients can be found here: Support Variations During COVID-19 Pilot FAQs