Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Staff Lawyer – Halifax North – Family

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION STAFF LAWYER   Available Position: 18 Month Contract (Covering a Leave) Location: Halifax North – Family 7001 Mumford Road, Suite 100 Salary: Staff Lawyer Pay Plan Policy- Based on Relevant Experience Closing Date: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 430pm Who we are: Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (NSLAC) delivers legal […]

Legal Assistant Position – Port Hawkesbury

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION LEGAL ASSISTANT   Available Position: 12 Month Contract with a Potential of Permanency Location: Port Hawkesbury – 302-15 Kennedy Street Salary: Clerical Pay Plan, CL 14 Step 1 to CL 22 Step 5 ($37,101.74 to $51,898.34) Closing Date: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM Who we are: Nova Scotia […]

Legal Assistant Position – Dartmouth Criminal

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID COMMISSION LEGAL ASSISTANT   Available Position:  12 Month Contract (Covering a Leave) Location: Dartmouth Criminal – 300-99 Wyse Road Salary: Clerical Pay Plan, CL 14 Step 1 to CL 22 Step 5 ($37,101.74 to $51,898.34) Closing Date: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM Who we are: Nova Scotia Legal Aid […]

The Evolution of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia

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

Chronicle Herald Article: “Vulnerable women in Nova Scotia ending up on the streets or behind bars”

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.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program

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

2019-2020 Annual Report

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

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. […]