Reconnecting with your Passion for Law
Often times question are asked like, “So, why’d you go to law school?” or “So why do you work in the legal field?” and the answer to these questions usually is, “To make a difference” or “to promote justice.”
If you believe it’s time to reconnect with your passion for law, find work that brings meaning and balance to one’s life, then join Nova Scotia Legal Aid.
Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) delivers legal aid services in over 23 offices located throughout the Province, providing some level of help to all Nova Scotians with a focus on assisting those who are vulnerable and historically disadvantaged, including: Indigenous Peoples, African Nova Scotians, Immigrants and economically disadvantaged persons. NSLA’s focus is in the practice areas of criminal, family and social justice law (assistance where income or housing is at risk).
NSLA provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, disability insurance and a pension plan. Please note that these benefits are available to permanent, full-time employees and not all benefits are available in other employment contracts, or for short-term contracts. NSLA offers fitness incentives, wellness programs and professional development opportunities for staff.
Nova Scotia Legal Aid offers a uniquely friendly and professional work environment.
NSLA’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. NSLA has an Employment Equity Policy and encourages qualified individuals from historically disadvantaged groups, including Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, retirees and women in positions where they are underrepresented. Applicants from these groups wishing to self-identify may do so in their cover letter or resume.
JD Bridges Foundation
Are you a Black student in Canada applying to law school? Visit the JD Bridges Foundation website at https://jdbridges.ca/ to learn about their bursary to cover the cost of the LSAT prep courses/study materials, application fees and transcript fees.
The JD Bridges Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that envisions a legal profession in Canada that is accessible, diverse, and inclusive. The law school application process in Canada is a significant financial undertaking. The JD Bridges Foundation aims to bridge the gap for prospective Black applicants who have an interest in law but may be deterred from applying to law school due to financial need.