Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Executive Director Appointed

Announcement Executive Director – Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission I am pleased to advise you that, effective December 14th, 2016, Megan Longley has been appointed Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. Megan graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1994 and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1995. She joined NSLA […]

Canada Bar Association Women’s Forum Section Meeting – “Different Career Paths: What You Can Do With Your Law Degree

Krista Forbes, Managing Lawyer, Halifax Office (Family), Nova Scotia Legal Aid was a featured speaker at the November 7, 2016 CBA Women’s Forum Section Meeting.  This was a Forum where the presenters talked about their career path and use of their law degrees, from private practice to government solicitor, to Legal Aid and the Public […]

Online Consultation on the Review of Record Suspensions

The Government of Canada is seeking input from the public, including individuals with a criminal record, federal, provincial and territorial stakeholders, and organizations that are involved in the corrections and criminal justice system on the review of record suspensions. The online consultation closes on December 7, 2016. For further details and to access the online […]

Free Public Lecture – Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice

with Professor David Wiseman, University of Ottawa The legal system faces criticism for not providing more affordable ways for people to resolve their ‘everyday legal problems’ in consumer, employment, family, housing and other civil justice areas. Providing more help might be costly for public budgets, but there is also a cost to individuals and society […]

Amendments to the Incompetent Persons Act

Below please find a November 1, 2016 communication from the Deputy Minister of Justice.  Please note the November 30, 2016 deadline for completing the survey. In collaboration with the provincial Departments of Health & Wellness, Community Services and Seniors, the Department of Justice has reviewed the Incompetent Persons Act.   The Department of Justice intends to […]

New website launched to help Nova Scotian children and teens deal with family breakups

FamiliesChange.ca is a national website to help children, teens and parents deal with separation and divorce. The website launched on October 21, 2016, and provides portals to each participating province and territory with age-appropriate information to help anyone in the family deal with parental separation. All of the resources are available in English and French. […]

2015/2016 Annual Report

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2015/2016 Annual Report can be viewed by clicking this link: 2015/2016 Annual Report.   This Report and Annual Reports for past years can be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab.

NSLA Private Bar Mentoring Program (PBMP)

Senior members of the criminal and family Private Bar have worked with Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) to support Private Bar lawyers who are taking Legal Aid Certificates. This partnership has produced the Private Bar Mentoring Program (PBMP) which is being rolled out across Nova Scotia today by NSLA. This initiative recognizes that members of […]

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia Supports NSLA Clients in Kentville & Surrounding Areas

THANK YOU to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for providing a grant to the Court Monitored Mental Health Program (CMMHP) in Kentville! The grant is specifically for assisting our clients with transportation to and from their bi-weekly court appearances. CMMHP participants reside throughout West Hants and Kings Counties, with little or no access […]