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CANADA B3K 1Z7
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Nova Scotia's minimum wage is going up! Effective April 1, 2015 minimum wage is $10.60 an hour for experienced workers, and $10.10 an hour for inexperienced employees.  The minimum wage applies to a work week of 48 hours or less.…

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3LISNS Events
lislogohead Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Halifax Central Library on March 27 2015 for a great discussion about pro bono in NS, and representing yourself.  We will posting a summary of the afternoon session soon!…

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Elder-abuse Are you a facilitator or trainer? Do you have experience delivering educational sessions to healthcare staff? Do you want to have a positive impact on how healthcare providers respond to elder abuse in Nova Scotia? This workshop is for you.…

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A new Administrative Recalculation of Child Support program, making it easier for parents to update child support amounts in a court order or registered agreement, is now available in Nova Scotia.…

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About LISNS

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (or LISNS) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. We have been providing Nova Scotians with easy to understand information and resources about the law for over 30 years.

LISNS' staff and volunteers believe easy access to information about the law is fundamental to a fair justice system. Quite simply, it's why and what we do!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our pro bono, self-reps info day 27 Mar. A day of engaging discussion & innovative ideas, & more to come!
    
 

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I turned to LISNS when my partner and I decided to move in together. He had three children, and I wanted to understand my rights and obligations as a step-parent. There was lots of information out there about divorce, custody, and access, but I could find nothing about my role as a new parental figure in the life of these children. I had personal, private – and important – questions, and nowhere to turn. I called the LISNS help line and got the answers I needed. Answers that enabled me to understand my situation and make better decisions as a result. Amelia, LISNS caller

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