Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Halifax Pridewalk

Morgan Manzer, freshly invigorated from his attendance at Toronto Pride on the July 1st weekend, amped up his work with Halifax Pride in preparation for the Festival from July 14-24, 2016. A Staff Lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid and Board member with Halifax Pride, Morgan is seen here with Mayor Mike Savage and Councillor […]

Support Staff Community Outreach

Nova Scotia Legal Aid is reaching out into communities with client-centered initiatives to improve access to justice for more Nova Scotians. This outreach includes support staff taking a leading role in proactive early intervention initiatives with a goal to connecting better with our communities and putting into motion the old adage that ‘an ounce of […]

HIV is Not a Crime National Training Academy

From May 17 to 20, 2016 Megan Longley, Service Delivery Director, attended the ‘HIV is Not a Crime National Training Academy’ in Huntsville, Alabama (www.hivisnotacrime.com ). Megan was asked by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (who arranged funding for the trip) to be part of the Canadian delegation made up of lawyers, academics and advocates […]

Irving and Ruth Pink Award for Youth Development and Social Justice

Nova Scotia Legal Aid believes in “connecting better” with communities we are here to serve. Legal Aid is not the only organization which understands the importance of seeking to understand. With this in mind, I wanted to take the time to share an article which highlights the work of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (to […]

The Honourable Lorne Clarke

The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission recognizes the contribution of The Honourable Lorne Clarke, Retired Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, to what we now call “Access to Justice.” The Honourable Lorne Clarke passed away this past weekend. His obituary is here: http://thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/1366599-clarke-the-hon.-lorne It is worth highlighting that The Honourable Lorne Clarke took an ongoing interest in […]

CBA Criminal Law Conference

3 Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyers presented at the CBA (Canadian Bar Association) NS Criminal Law Conference on May 13, 2016. The Conference was attended by more than 100 lawyers and judges. Pictured are: Karen Endres, Managing Lawyer of the Dartmouth Criminal Law Office; Megan Longley, Service Delivery Director for NS Legal Aid; and Roger […]

CPP Book Written by Doug Lloy, Staff Lawyer

Doug Lloy practices criminal defence law and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) litigation from the Legal Aid Office in New Glasgow. His new text, the CPP Disability Pension Guide (2d), published on March 10, 2016 by LexisNexis, is the largest compendium of practical litigation advice on all CPP benefits. The text includes precedent case summaries per […]