Choose a topic below to see a selection of useful webinars, guides and videos related to that topic.
Democracy: We Have Power
We Have Power was created in partnership between the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers and the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia.
We created this resource to help members of the public understand our democratic processes and be empowered to engage in local politics. We all play an important role in advocating for a Nova Scotia that serves everyone’s needs.
We all have the power to shape our shared future. As you read through this guide, you’ll read some tips and strategies for engaging with local politicians and ensuring they understand what is important to you and your community.
Conversion Therapy*: Surviors Speak
This guide is intended to help you understand what conversion therapy* is and is not, what its impacts are on the health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and what these new laws mean for people across our country.
In writing this guide, we have relied on this wisdom, expertise, and generously shared life experiences and stories of the many members of our Nova Scotian 2SLGBTQIA+ community with whom we have consulted. Due to the sensitive and often traumatic nature of conversion therapy*, many of these individuals have chosen to stay anonymous, though some have allowed us to share their stories as part of this publication.
Moving Beyond the Binary Guide
Welcome to Moving Beyond the Binary: a Guide on How to Make Your Organization Meaningfully Inclusive of Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Diverse People. This guide is intended for any employer, service provider, business, or other organization in Nova Scotia. The purpose of the guide is to help you understand the needs and experiences of gender diverse populations, what the law says about gender identity and expression, and the importance and value of fostering meaningful and authentic inclusion of two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people across our province.
CNIB: Know Your Rights
In partnership with the CNIB Foundation, The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia proudly offers Know Your Rights, a plain language legal information resource to empower people with visual impairments to understand their rights better.
Included in the resources is information for service providers, explaining their legal obligations as service providers.
Thanks to the Schulich School of Law Pro Bono Students, Peter Duke, and Dr. Wayne Mackay for their contributions.
When faced with conflict you have choices. Representing yourself does not mean doing it alone. We have created a selection of short videos to help you with starting a claim and preparing a defense, knowing what evidence to gather and present, tips for being as prepared as possible, and what to do after you receive a judgement. Using the Small Claims Court App, and watching these videos, you will be well prepared to navigate the small claims court process.
The Small Claims Court App.
Small claims court interactive online forms.
Go here to watch longer videos that further explain the Self-Advocacy Guide
A litigation lawyer provides helpful hints for people representing themselves at court through this pdf Self Advocacy Guide - Edition 1 (1.09 MB)
Guides for Youth
The fourth edition of Guide for Girls was developed by the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, and published by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. This guide celebrates the journey that all Nova Scotia girls and youth take while growing up. This is a guide to growing up, a resource to ensure that you feel supported in every step of your journey.
Teachers and Front-line Community Service Workers
The Legal information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is partnering with community organizations that provide support to clients who are dealing with family law issues and are self-represented and in need of help. LISNS has developed training materials for volunteers and service providers to provide assistance through family law legal information, forms and support
Visit the Family Legal Information Navigator Project page to view all the resources available.
Legal Information & Referral Guide
The Legal Information and Referral Guide is for employees or volunteers at the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS). The materials will help you provide meaningful legal information and effective, appropriate referrals to the public.
Visit Legal Information and Referral Guide to view all the resources available.
Investor Rights and Protection Guide
The Investor Rights and Protection Guide provides education and awareness to help you manage the risks and pitfalls of investing.
Why should you be interested in investing? When you work, you exchange your time for money and you earn what is called “active income.” We all get paid different amounts for our work, but we all have a limited amount of time to earn money by working. You can work harder and longer to make more money but, at some point, you run out of time. Investing is how you earn money without trading in more of your time by working. Instead of working for all of your money, you let some of your money work for you. It still takes time, but it happens while you are busy living life. You are earning “passive income” by investing.
Training for Service Providers Including Lawyers
LISNS is please to provide video training sessions for lawyers. Though created specifically for our Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Legal Advice Program, these video training sessions have broad applicability beyond sexual harassment complaints. We welcome anyone to view and share them.
Visit the Cultural Competence Videos page to view all the resources available.
Plan Ahead: Wills and Estates Videos
Personal Directive, Power of Attorney and Will: Introduction
Why you need a Personal Directive: Introduction
Plan Ahead: Making a Personal Directive and using the free Personal Directive App (30 minutes)
Why you need a Power of Attorney
Why you need a Will