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What is LISNS?

 

Easy Access to Law Information for all Nova Scotians.
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is a charitable organization providing Nova Scotians with information and resources about the law since 1982.

If you think about it, laws in some way regulate almost everything we do, the food we buy, the clothes we wear, and how and where we drive. But as with many things, we rarely think about laws until something goes wrong. We are stopped for speeding, our marriage breaks up, or our child gets into trouble.

At LISNS, we believe Nova Scotians have a right and responsibility to learn about the laws that affect them. And to do this, Nova Scotians must have access to these laws and easy to understand information.

Essentially, we believe providing easy access to law information is fundamental to a fair justice system.

Structure
LISNS has a community-based Board of Directors and three full time and two part time staff. Core funding is provided by the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Department of Justice Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, and by support from the community through fundraising activities.

Vision
That the citizens of Nova Scotia understand and are able to act on their rights and responsibilities in accordance with the law.

Mission
LISNS will enable Nova Scotians to:
Have access to legal information
Solve legal problems with informed choices
Act on their rights and responsibilities

Public Legal Education in Canada
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is part of a national association of public legal education and information organizations in Canada. Our Executive Director, Heather de Berdt Romilly, is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC).

Founded in 1987, PLEAC supports communication and cooperation among individuals and groups interested in public legal education, encourages the development of knowledge and skills in this field, and acts as a national voice and advocate on issues that concern PLEAC members.

 

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