The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is seeking practicing lawyers to join our new Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Advice program. In keeping with our mandate to foster access to justice, LISNS has received funding from the Federal Government to develop and launch this 5-year pilot program, which will allow victims of workplace sexual harassment to access free independent legal advice.
This is an exciting opportunity for Nova Scotians, and we welcome lawyers from across the province to be part of it. Lawyers who join this service will receive a $95 hourly rate for up to four hours of advice for clients referred to them through our program. Lawyers will also be funded to attend a two-day training session (in the spring of 2020; dates tbd) focused on legal options for victims of sexual harassment and trauma-informed approaches to client service. This training can be counted toward CPD requirements.
For more information, or to become a member of the Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Advice program, please contact program coordinator Allison Smith at [email protected]
LISNS gratefully acknowledges funding for this project from the Government of Canada.