The Department of Justice (DOJ) wants to hear from Nova Scotians on whether changes are needed to modernize the legislation that currently determines how property is divided at the end of a marriage or registered domestic partnership. Some of the key areas of interest include: Family property rights for people in established common-law relationships Property […]
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The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2018-19 Annual Report is now available and can be found on the About Us, Legal Aid Publications page, or at this link: Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission 2018-19 Annual Report
Below is a link to the above-noted article wherein Brandon Rolle, Managing Lawyer, HRM Youth Office, talks about successes in approach to youth justice. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/youth-jails-vacant-atlantic-canada-1.5207035?fbclid=IwAR30IZJTLYkh0u256pUSk0qfQqYbXC4kkZ3aUDeru8Go9kKoSUt0UUHV4gI
Below is a link to the above-noted article wherein Gordon Blackmore, Halifax Land Title Office, talks about the land title representation that he and Shanisha Grant, Dartmouth Land Title Office, are providing in the communities of North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville, and Summerville. https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/meet-the-lawyer-helping-black-communities-reclaim-their-land-1583894
Morgan Manzer, Staff Lawyer, Halifax North Office, participated in a CBC Information Morning Panel on the above-noted. Listen to Morgan’s contribution to this important panel about being black and queer as we celebrate pride: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/black-gay-nova-scotia-panel-1.5208342
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 […]
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 […]