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 5:00 pm where individuals can chat free with a lawyer about their family issue.

NSLA is continuing to provide family summary advice services at all Courthouses through scheduled telephone appointments. This service is available to Nova Scotians who do not qualify financially for legal aid. NSLA has expanded its family summary advice services by making it available by telephone at all Legal Aid Offices that provide family law services.

NSLA is continuing to provide full-service representation to qualified applicants for urgent and emergency family matters in accordance with the directives of the Courts. Individuals should contact the NSLA Office nearest to where their Court matter is being held.

Individuals who are already being represented by a lawyer for their family matter(s) should contact their lawyer directly for assistance.

Please note NSLA Offices are closed to walk-in traffic but can be reached by telephone or email. Contact information for NSLA Offices can be found here: https://www.nslegalaid.ca/legal-aid-offices/.