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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]