On June 13, 2019, R. Gordon Murray, QC received the 2019 J. Michael MacDonald Access to Justice Award from the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia. This Award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving access to justice for Nova Scotians who face social and economic barriers. Gordon was the first Executive Director of the Nova Scotia […]
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Below is a link to a Cape Breton Post article regarding Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s Social Justice Support Worker in Cape Breton. https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/legal-aid-hires-cape-breton-support-worker-311763/#.XNxjPeSPbgk.facebook For more information, please listen to the Cape Breton CBC Information Morning interview with Nora MacIntosh, Social Justice Support Worker, at the link below. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/programs/informationmorningcapebreton/cape-breton-s-first-ever-legal-aid-social-justice-support-worker-1.5139989 Get in touch for social justice help […]
On May 16, 2019, Crystal Hill, Indigenous Social Worker, presented at the Millbrook Health Fair. The Fair was a great opportunity to meet with service providers and learn about what they have to offer.
Pictured below are some of the NSLA Bears in support of Bear Witness Day on May 10, 2019. Further details regarding this great initiative can be found at: https://fncaringsociety.com/BearWitness
Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Charnell Brooks as our first African Nova Scotian Social Worker (ASW). In this new role as the ASW, Charnell will be responsible for the delivery of social work services to our African Nova Scotian clients. Charnell will provide social work expertise to […]
Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Nora MacIntosh in a new role for NSLA as a Social Justice Support Worker (SJSW) for the Cape Breton region. The SJSW will play a significant role in delivering legal information to communities and clients and assisting clients navigating housing and income […]
We are pleased to announce that George Ash has been appointed as the Chair of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission effective March 30, 2019. George has been a Commission Board member since May 1, 2012. George Ash (B.Kin, B.Ed., LL.B.) is a Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Group with BOYNECLARKE LLP. George […]
The Equity and Racial Diversity Committee (ERDC) on behalf of Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) welcomes the report of Dr. Scot Wortley on Halifax street checks. The profound results show that African Nova Scotian males are grossly over-represented in the street check data. Dr. Wortley in summarizing his findings, stated as follows: Personally, after years […]
We are pleased to share the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2019-2020 Business Plan: NSLAC 2019-2020 Business Plan. The Business Plan can also be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab.
Are you looking join our team? Check out our new Careers page for current employment opportunities: https://www.nslegalaid.ca/careers/