Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Mental Health Court – Dartmouth

Are you wondering how the Mental Health Court Program in Dartmouth works? Here is a great story by CBC The National which aired on September 25, 2018:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/canada-s-mental-health-courts-how-they-work-and-why-they-exist-1.4838785

Staff Lawyer Position – Sydney

STAFF LAWYER POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SYDNEY   Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Sydney, Nova Scotia practicing criminal and social justice law.  This is a contract position with the potential of permanency. Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough understanding […]

Halifax Connects

Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) participated again this year in Halifax Connects. The event took place on Sunday, September 9th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Halifax Citadel. The event is organized by Shelter NS who brings together more than 200 volunteers and 30 plus community organizations and businesses to offer a day of caring and […]

Robert Currie – Schulich School of Law News Article: “Schulich Law Professor Rob Currie is back in the classroom after a ‘socially useful’ sabbatical”

Below please find a link to a great story about Professor Robert Currie who spent time with Nova Scotia Legal Aid during his sabbatical from Schulich School of Law.  Rob spent his time working with Roger Burrill and Lee Seshagiri of our Appeals Division. It was great having him on the team. https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/news-events/news/2018/09/06/schulich_law_professor_rob_currie_is_back_in_the_classroom_after_a_successful_sabbatical.html

Staff Lawyer Position – Bridgewater

STAFF LAWYER POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID BRIDGEWATER Position:  Staff Lawyer position in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia practicing criminal and social justice law.  This is an eighteen month (18) contract position to cover Maternity Leave. Qualifications:  Successful candidate must be a practicing, insured member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society with a thorough […]

Managing Lawyer Position – Yarmouth

MANAGING LAWYER POSITION – YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID 1 yr. Contract to Permanent Full-Time Position: Commencing in approximately September 2018 Salary range: Per Legal Aid salary scale based on “Relevant Experience” as determined by the Commission at time of hire, plus benefits. Application deadline is midnight, August 20, 2018 The Nova Scotia […]

Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act

The Parole Board of Canada wishes to share that the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act is now in force. The Parole Board is inviting applications for expungement from people with criminal records because of convictions of this type. Please see the letter below.  If you have been impacted, please find further details in the […]

Legal Assistant Position – Port Hawkesbury

LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID – PORT HAWKESBURY Position:  Seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a one-year contract position located in our Port Hawkesbury Office. Ideal Abilities and Skills: Graduate of a recognized post-secondary paralegal/clerical certificate program or 5 years equivalent work experience. Experience in a law office and have a good working knowledge […]

Free Legal Clinic Coming to Yarmouth for Self-Represented Litigants

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – Self-represented litigants in Yarmouth and the surrounding communities will soon have access to free legal advice on their civil matters and some family law appeals. The new service is set to begin on Friday, July 6. The Free Legal Clinic, located in the courthouse at 164 Main St., […]