Legal Information Service Provider at LISNS

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The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is hiring a part-time permanent Legal Information Service Provider. You must show a strong commitment to access to justice, and have an ability to work collaboratively to build on LISNS role as a key legal triage and referral navigator for Nova Scotians.

You are the ideal candidate for this position if you:

  • Have a strong working understanding of the legal system
  • Are aware of the diverse access to justice needs of Nova Scotians
  • Are compassionate and non-judgmental in service delivery
  • Can think innovatively and adapt your approach to meet the needs of service users
  • Are able to ‘think on your feet’ and quickly respond to legal information inquiries, in a common sense, practical manner
  • Can readily translate complex legal issues into plain language
  • Have excellent research, written and verbal skills
  • Work well on your own, and with a team
  • Are familiar with a broad range of legal and social services available in NS
  • Have experience building successful community partnerships.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Answering calls to LISNS’ Legal Information Line. Assist callers to identify key legal issues, resources, and potential options for solving their legal problems
  • Making appropriate referrals to community resources, including LISNS’ Lawyer Referral Service program and Access Legal Help project
  • Providing high-quality legal information, orally and in writing
  • Working with the LISNS team and community partners to develop and maintain plain language legal information resources and programs for delivery in a variety of formats
  • Orientation, coordination and supervision of LISNS’ volunteers, including law students
  • Assisting with development of LISNS online legal information presence, including legal information content and social media.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, including Law or Social Work, with a minimum of 2 years prior work and/or volunteer experience in the justice or non-profit services sector. 

A practising member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, or eligible for membership, an asset, but not required.

Salary and benefits:

This is a part-time permanent position of 25-34 hours per week. Salary will be determined on appointment. Benefits available after 3 months of employment include RRSP, term life insurance, and contributory medical/dental coverage.

Applications, including a CV and cover letter, should be sent by email or fax to:

Heather de Berdt Romilly
Executive Director
Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS)
Fax: 902-455-3105

Application deadline: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

Expiry Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014