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YOU ARE INVITED! LISNS Pro Bono Symposium, March 27 2015


The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) invites you to save the date for its very first Pro Bono Symposium March 27th, 2015 at the Halifax Central Library.

This full day event (9:10am-3:00pm) will explore pro bono in Canada, Ontario and new directions/opportunities in NS, including pro bono in NS law firms, the LISNS Pro Bono Project and opportunities for Pro Bono Students Canada and law firms to forge partnerships. The library doors opens at 9:00 am.

Featured panelists include:

  • Chief Justice of Nova Scotia Michael MacDonald;
  • The Honourable Dennis O'Connor, Trustee Pro Bono Canada and former Assistant Chief Justice (Ontario Court of Appeal);
  • Lynn Burns, Executive Director of Pro Bono Law Ontario; and
  • Kristy Foreman Gear, National Pro Bono Coodinator, Federal Department of Justice.

The day will conclude with a session open to the public focusing on The Role of Legal Information and the Self-Represented Client which will be moderated by Norma Lee MacLeod, Host of CBC Maritime Noon.

This is a free event and refreshments will be provided. CPD hours can be counted.

When: Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day)
Where: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Cost: Free
Registration: Please register and find the complete agenda at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pro-bono-symposium-registration-15470042313

Click here to download (pdf) the complete Agenda for the day.

If you have questions about this event please contact:

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS)
5523B Young Street
Halifax NS
Phone: 902-454-2198
Contact Email: accesslegalhelp@legalinfo.org

LISNS would like to thank the following for their support:

Halifax public library

Refreshments sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia Branch (CBA-NS).

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