Volunteer Opportunity – Halifax Free Legal Clinic

The Free Legal Clinic at the Halifax Law Courts is looking for lawyers to volunteer their time this fall.

This initiative was first launched in 2015 to fill a gap in services for self-represented litigants needing assistance with their civil law matters and family law appeals, excluding child protection matters. Appointments are offered most Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Each session lasts one hour. Appointments can be in person at the Law Courts or by telephone.

The next session of the Free Legal Clinic begins on Sept. 22. Volunteer lawyers are needed for the following dates:

  • September 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December 1, 8, 15

These clinics provide a valuable service to litigants who may not otherwise have access to a lawyer and are a rewarding experience for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary at 902-424-3690 or by email at [email protected].