Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

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 […]

CBA Work on Legal Aid Benchmarks

In 2014, a joint Working Group of the CBA and the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada (ALAP) collaborated to formulate and propose national legal aid benchmarks for Canada. After much consultation and discussion, we have now completed that work. The national benchmarks are guiding principles to achieve the shared goal of a national, […]

Position – Executive Director – Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission

Halifax, Nova Scotia The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (NSLAC) is an independent Commission legislatively mandated to provide legal representation to vulnerable Nova Scotians. Our focus is criminal, family and social justice law. The Commission works collaboratively with other justice stakeholders to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our criminal and family justice systems. The […]

Uganda & Supporting Access to Justice in Eastern Africa

On August 4th and 5th, Rickcola Brinton, Halifax Youth Office, was invited to participate in workshops held by SAJCEA in Entebbe, Uganda.  The Supporting Access to Justice in Eastern Africa (SAJCEA) Program was designed as a four-year project to be implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The overall goal of SAJCEA is to improve access […]

Africville Reunion

On July 23rd, 2016, as part of the Africville Reunion, Rickcola Brinton, Halifax Youth Office, attended an African Nova Scotian Resource event.  This event was attended by a number of different organizations that offer services to the African Nova Scotian community.  Rickcola is pictured here with Carlos Beals, who is a Senior Outreach Worker with […]

Acting Executive Director Appointed

Anne Malick, QC has been appointed as Acting Executive Director effective August 8th, 2016 as Nova Scotia Legal Aid undergoes the process of appointing the next Executive Director. Anne will be acting as ED on a part-time basis.  The rest of the Executive team will continue to work with Anne and the Commission. The Executive […]

Message from the Chair Regarding the Executive Director

I am pleased to share with you that our Executive Director, Karen Hudson, QC, has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Justice effective August 8, 2016. This was made public today: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20160802007 Karen has been a tireless leader of the organization who inspired all who have worked with her and helped to revitalize NS Legal […]

Do You Have Questions About EI?

If you have questions about Employment Insurance, please see:  Employment Insurance which was just updated.  You can also find other legal education materials under “Legal Information”.