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Dalhousie Legal Aid Service does community outreach, education, organizing, lobbying and test case litigation to combat injustices affecting persons with low incomes in Nova Scotia. Community groups and community based agencies with mandates to fight poverty and injustice may apply for legal advice, assistance, and community development and education services. The Service offers advocacy workshops and legal information sessions, and works with other groups to lobby the government on social assistance policy and other policies negatively affecting persons with low incomes.
Since 1992, the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia has operated this key legal resource, and has referred thousands of Nova Scotians to a private lawyer. Lawyer Referral Service members offer an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for a fee of only $20 plus tax. Please note that the lawyer is not expected to do legal work for you during the initial 30 minute consultation, just review your legal problem and talk about options you may have to solve your legal problem, and how much it may cost to have the legal work done.
Nova Scotia Legal Aid provides some level of help to all Nova Scotians with a focus on providing support for the most vulnerable and historically disadvantaged including First Nations Peoples, African Nova Scotians, Immigrants and economically disadvantaged persons. Examples of our focus are our Aboriginal Justice Plan and our focus on Social Justice to assist with those whose income or housing are at risk.
The Halifax Refugee Clinic provides legal representation for those claiming refugee status in Nova Scotia. To ensure that they are given a fair opportunity to present their cases before the immigration and Refugee Board; and that throughout the process, their rights and their integrity are fully respected.
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Member Directory is provided to members of the legal profession and the public to search for individual lawyers they may wish to contact on a professional basis or to verify their status.