Lawyer Referral Service - Sign-up Form
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The following few questions are required for being part of the LRS Wills & Estates referral list.

What is the difference between the regular LRS and the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace LRS?

Lawyers who join the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Program (SHWP) Lawyer Referral Service will receive a $95 hourly rate for up to four hours of advice for clients referred to them through our program. LISNS has special project funding from Justice Canada for this program, which includes funding to pay lawyers to provide advice to clients.  Lawyers must complete training focused on legal options for victims of sexual harassment and trauma-informed approaches to client service before joining the SHWP lawyer list. The free training is online, and can be counted toward CPD requirements.  Go here to read more about the program and you can download the information brochure for the public here.

Lawyers who join the regular Lawyer Referral Service are expected to provide up to a 30 minute initial consultation to people referred to them by LISNS, for no more than $20 plus tax.  It is up to you whether you charge the $20 fee.  You are not expected to do legal work during the initial consultation, just discuss options and costs involved.  Lawyers on the regular LRS are not paid by LISNS. While you are not required to complete the free online training in order to join the regular LRS, we recommend and encourage it.

You cannot join the Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace Program LRS without taking the training, but you can join the regular LRS. We always encourage taking the free training for any lawyer.

The following questions are optional. The information is collected to help LISNS staff and law student volunteers make appropriate lawyer referrals, and to improve LISNS services. The more information you provide, the better the lawyer-client match! We appreciate your responses.

For more information see Pro Bono for Lawyers

Automatic republish

Tick the box above if you would like your LISNS' Lawyer Referral Service membership to automatically renew each year. Your membership will continue based on the information you submit on this form, and you will not have to complete the Lawyer Referral Sign-up form again.

If you do not select automatic renewal we will send you a yearly renewal reminder and ask you to complete the Lawyer Referral Service Sign-up form again in order to renew for another year.

You can contact LISNS at 902-454-2198 or [email protected] at any time if you have questions, wish to change or cancel your LRS membership, or do not wish to receive LRS related emails from LISNS.

Please note:

By submitting this form:

  • you agree to have your name on LISNS' Lawyer Referral Service list
  • unless there is a conflict of interest or the referral is otherwise improper, you agree to interview any person referred to you by the Lawyer Referral Service for up to 30 minutes at a charge of no more than $20 (plus taxes), to be retained by you
  • you agree to discuss the cost of any additional services with the client during the initial 30 minute interview
  • you acknowledge and understand that you are under no obligation to accept any case referred to you, other than the initial interview
  • you acknowledge and understand that applicants are given the name of a lawyer on a rotation basis and that any applicant given your name is not obligated to contact you
  • you confirm that you are a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • you consent to allow LISNS to send you occasional emails of interest to Lawyer Referral Service members (membership renewal, notice of LISNS events), and
  • you agree to advise LISNS of any change of name, address, or practice status.

Contact LISNS at 902-454-2198 or [email protected] if you have questions, wish to change or cancel your LRS membership, or do not wish to receive LRS related emails from LISNS.

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