"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FYI: Official Launch of Access Legal Help NS Project

"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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