LAND TITLE INITIATIVE – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS-OF-INTEREST
TO JOIN NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID’S ROSTER OF CERTIFICATE LAWYERS
Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) continues to provide legal services pursuant to the Land Title Initiative (LTI). This Pilot has been extended until March 31, 2022 and is helping to address the unequal treatment African Nova Scotians have faced in the five Communities of East Preston, North Preston, Cherrybrook, Lincolnville, and Sunnyville. In collaboration with several government stakeholders, NSLA has been assisting landowners remove barriers to obtaining legal title to their land. These five communities, among others, have long suffered historical discrimination that, along with other impediments, has prevented owners from receiving legal title to their land.
Services provided will include:
• Obtaining Certificates of Title under the Land Titles Clarification Act (LTCA).
• Migrations under the Land Registration Act.
• Court-ordered declarations, and negotiations (including mediation) between private parties; and
• Applications under the Probate Act/Intestate Succession Act.
NSLA continues to build a roster of lawyers to assist in this important Initiative. We require lawyers to act for clients where our staff lawyers have conflicts-of-interest. Additionally, we are also looking for senior real estate practitioners to provide legal opinions, and advice, in relation to complex title issues.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative please contact the Halifax Land Title Office at: 902-420-8845, or you can direct your inquiries to Shanisha Grant at 902-420-8833
Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 11/30/2020