Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

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”.

Halifax Pride Parade

Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyers, staff and families took part in the Halifax Pride Parade held on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. We marched as part of the joint CBA NS and Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society float as well as with other organizations we work with in the community. Shown are photos of the team before […]

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 […]