NOVA SCOTIA MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS RESOURCES Below is a list of telephone and online mental health resources available to Nova Scotians. Please note that not all resources may be listed as this list was created only from information shared by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia (https://www.mentalhealthns.ca/) or from the Nova Scotia Health […]
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Employment Insurance/Canada Emergency Response Benefit & COVID-19 During the COVID-19 public health crisis, Nova Scotia Legal Aid continues to provide legal services to individuals regarding Employment Insurance (EI) matters. Current clients and new applicants may suddenly be facing a loss of income and have questions relating to accessing regular or sickness Employment Insurance Benefits, or […]
As part of Nova Scotia Legal Aid’s ongoing response to the impact of COVID-19 upon persons in custody, NSLA Offices are available to provide summary advice services and assist clients requesting temporary absences from provincial institutions. Applications for legal aid can be done by telephone or online at https://www.nslegalaid.ca/online-application/. Please note NSLA Offices are closed […]
April 1, 2020 Dear NSLA Clients, Applicants, Community Partners & Stakeholders: RE: NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SERVICES As a result of enhanced directives from the Province of Nova Scotia and the state of emergency, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) Offices are now closed to the public. We are providing the […]
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 […]
Applications to Vary Release Orders In an effort to reduce the need for Nova Scotians to attend courthouses, Nova Scotia Legal Aid will assist any unrepresented people who need urgent changes to their Undertaking or Recognizance. Rather than attend a courthouse, please contact the Legal Aid Office nearest the Court from which you were released. […]
March 23, 2020 Dear NSLA Clients, Applicants, Community Partners & Stakeholders: RE: NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID SERVICES As a result of enhanced directives from the Province of Nova Scotia and the state of emergency, Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) Offices are now closed to the public. We are providing the information […]
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 […]
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.