Chief Executive Officer Appointed

I am pleased to share with you that Charlene Moore, QC is the new CEO for Nova Scotia Legal Aid effective January 1, 2022.

Charlene has served on the Executive as Service Delivery Director since 2017. In her former leadership role as Service Delivery Director, her focus included Big Case Management, state-funded counsel matters, criminal appeals, duty counsel, Wellness Courts along with family and civil matters. As a Staff Lawyer she practiced in the areas of family law, child protection, social justice, and administrative law.  Charlene embodies our legal aid values (integrity, respect, client focus, fearlessness, excellence, collaboration).

Charlene’s commitment to NSLA is best communicated in her own words: “I am honoured to be the CEO for NSLA. For me, NSLA is synonymous with access to justice. An important element of the work we do in supporting and advocating for our clients is our commitment to increasing access to justice by being part of the solution through collaboration with our community and justice partners.”

Nova Scotia Legal Aid has an important role to play in the administration of justice and is committed to working with community and justice stakeholders in increasing access to justice for Nova Scotians through innovation, client service and collaboration with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

George Ash,
Chair, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission