Entries by Lisa Stokkeskog

Expansion of Family Law Summary Advice and Online Chats

Expansion of Family Law Summary Advice and Online Chats In an effort to provide expanded legal information and resources to Nova Scotian families, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) has expanded its online chat service. Effective the week of March 30th, online family law chats will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm to […]

Need Help With Application to Vary Release Order?

Applications to Vary Release Orders In an effort to reduce the need for Nova Scotians to attend courthouses, Nova Scotia Legal Aid will assist any unrepresented people who need urgent changes to their Undertaking or Recognizance. Rather than attend a courthouse, please contact the Legal Aid Office nearest the Court from which you were released. […]

Important Information re NSLA Office Closures

      March 23, 2020   Dear NSLA Clients, Applicants, Community Partners & Stakeholders: RE:       NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SERVICES As a result of enhanced directives from the Province of Nova Scotia and the state of emergency, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) Offices are now closed to the public. We are providing the information […]

Need Help Adjourning a Halifax or Dartmouth Provincial Court Date?

Current circumstances have led to the closure of courts in HRM for all but the most pressing matters. Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) wishes to extend an invitation to individuals who do not otherwise have legal counsel to contact us so that legal counsel can appear on their behalf in the Provincial Courts in Halifax […]

Nova Scotia Legal Aid & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) NOTICE TO CLIENTS/APPLICANTS/PUBLIC/STAKEHOLDERS   The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission has put in place measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health of Nova Scotians working in and visiting Legal Aid Offices across the Province. Please review the information below regarding Legal […]

2020-21 Business Plan

We are pleased to share the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission’s 2020-21 Business Plan: NSLA Business Plan 2020-21. The Business Plan can also be found in Legal Aid Publications under the About Us tab.

NS Department of Justice Seeks Feedback on Family Property Law

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 […]

2018-2019 Annual Report

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

Gordon Blackmore & Shanisha Grant – Halifax Today Article – “Meet the lawyer helping black communities reclaim their land”

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