"Tuesday, December 3, marked the official launch of the Access Legal Help NS project, which offers pro bono summary advice to Nova Scotians in need.
The launch event was hosted by McInnes Cooper in Halifax, with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS).
Our mission is to establish and maintain a legal pro bono hub that will support access to basic legal advice and foster quality pro bono legal service on key issues for Nova Scotians living in poverty, the working poor, non-profit organizations and others facing barriers in gaining access to justice.
To create a single place where Nova Scotians can find pro bono services for their legal problems
To create various ways for Nova Scotians to gain access to legal pro bono services
To partner with organizations already providing pro bono legal services throughout Nova Scotia
To educate the Nova Scotia legal community about pro bono opportunities and their benefits
To engage and provide opportunities for the legal community in Nova Scotia to participate in delivering pro bono services
To raise general public awareness about pro bono legal services"
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