The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is currently working on a two year (2017-2019) "Public Legal Education in Nova Scotia" (PLENS) project, funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) Access to Justice Fund. The overarching goal of the PLENS Project is to create a solid infrastructure that will ensure the long-term sustainability of free, easy access to clear language legal information for Nova Scotians, facilitating access in complementary ways – by telephone, online and in-person.
The PLENS project will focus on making the Legal Information Society’s website more effective and responsive, and on expanding the capacity of the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia’s longstanding Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral services, and its new Mediator Referral Service, in providing high-quality, reliable legal information and effective referrals to all Nova Scotians. This includes the launch of our new mobile-friendly website that is easier to navigate (launch September 2017), along with email support and live chat as alternative ways to get legal information, to complement the Legal Information telephone line. As part of the project LISNS is partnering with the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse to create a new section of the LISNS website which will pull together existing French-language legal information resources. LISNS and AJEFNE offices are now co-located at the Accès Justice Access Legal Information Centre at 1663 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Thank you to The Law Foundation of Ontario's Access to Justice Fund. We are very grateful for its support of this project.