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 on their application form, cover letter, or resume.
If you are talented, hardworking, and want to be a member of a team committed to meeting the needs of NSLA clients, we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out a general application for employment (see link at top right of this page) and send your application, resume and cover letter to:
Human Resource Specialist (HRS)
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8