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LISNS Lawyer Referral Service Registration

LISNS Lawyer Referral Service Registration Form

The Lawyer Referral Service is a program of the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia.

There is NO FEE to join LISNS' Lawyer Referral Service, or to renew your membership.

To join LISNS' Lawyer Referral Service (all areas of law), or to renew your membership, simply complete and submit this form. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

If you just want to join the LRS Wills and Estates List, which connects lawyers with people who need wills and other estate planning help, please indicate that below in the Wills & Estates section of the form, and complete the questions relevant to your wills & estates law practice. The LRS-Wills & Estates List complements LISNS' Wills App, Legal Information Line, "Get Ready to Do Your Will" clinics, and online and print legal information.




Last Name:(*)

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First Name(*)

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Firm:(*)

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E-mail:(*)

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Work Phone Number (including area code):(*)

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Street Address(*)

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City, Province:(*)

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Postal Code

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Website

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Please check off your preferred areas of practice under the general headings below.




Aboriginal Law

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Alternative Dispute Resolution




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Company & Commercial Law





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Children and Youth law

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Civil Litigation









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Criminal Law








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Environmental Law

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Family Law









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Health law

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Real estate, housing, landlord/tenant









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Human Rights




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Labour Law






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Immigration law







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Military Law

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Municipal Law

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Poverty law






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Privacy Law

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Tax Law




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I am joining the LRS wills & estates referral list

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I am already a LRS member, and just want to add details about my wills & estates practice:

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The following few questions are required for being part of the LRS Wills & Estates referral list.




Wills and Estates (check your practice areas)









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I will consider reviewing a will drafted by the client (for example, using a purchased will kit)

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What fee options will you consider offering for preparing a will and other estate planning documents?






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What do you generally charge for doing a will?





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What do you generally charge for doing a POA?





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Fee or practice area comments (anything else you'd like us to know in making wills/estates referrals)

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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.


OTHER If we have not listed your preferred practice area(s) above, please indicate them here:

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If you are a member of any other Law Society, please indicate which one(s):

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Will you consider taking a Legal Aid certificate?

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Does your office offer notary services?

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How much do you generally charge to notarize documents?

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What fee options will you consider offering for legal services?






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Other fee options or comments

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I will consider offering pro bono services (Link opens in new window)

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Please let me know about other LISNS opportunities for offering pro bono (Link opens in new window)


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I will consider offering an initial telephone consultation, at my discretion

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I will consider offering an initial email consultation, at my discretion

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I will consider offering a consultation by voice or video chat (eg. Skype), at my discretion

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If appropriate, are you willing to meet with a client outside of your office?


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Do you offer coaching for self-represented individuals?

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How long have you been practising law (in Nova Scotia or elsewhere)?



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Do you have any special communication skills (eg. ability to use sign language)?

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Can you provide service in a language other than English?








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Other language

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Do you have experience working with particular communities (eg. equity seeking communities) or a practice focus that you would like us to know about in making referrals?

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LISNS is sometimes contacted by media who wish to speak with a legal expert in a particular area of law. May we provide your contact information to the media?


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Automatic Renewal

Click "Yes" below 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.

Click "No" below if you do not want your membership to renew automatically. 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.




I would like my LRS membership to renew automatically:

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Please note:

By submitting this form:

  • you agree to have your name on LISNS' Lawyer Referral Service list, including the Wills & Estates list (if you have indicated that)
  • 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.