The Institute works as a law reform agency for Nova Scotia and takes on projects aimed at promoting access to justice. It is a member of the Federal Law Reform Agencies of Canada and the provincial delegate for Nova Scotia on the National Action Committee for Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters.
In 2019, the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia restructured from a statutory commission to an incorporated non-profit. The Institute carries on the Commission’s mandate to make recommendations for the modernization, improvement and reform of law but now also acts as a center of coordination, research, education and action on access to justice.
The Institute currently has a vacancy on the Board of Directors and is seeking an individual who is passionate about access to justice. Specific competencies include, but are not limited to experience with the family justice system, knowledge of the access to justice landscape including the difficulties of low and middle income individuals, and members of Black and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia gaining access to justice.
If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your resume and a letter that connects your background to the above qualifications. Members of equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you. Please submit documents or direct questions to Ilana Luther ([email protected]).