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Dalhousie Legal Aid

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service has been in operation since 1970 when it began as a summer project out of the former Halifax Neighbourhood Centre.  It was the first legal Service for poor people in Nova Scotia and is the oldest clinical law program in Canada.  In fact, it is the only community law clinic in Nova Scotia.  The Clinic is a unique partnership of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers working together.

In addition, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service does community outreach, education, organizing, lobbying and test case litigation to combat injustices affecting persons with low incomes in Nova Scotia.  Community groups and community based agencies with mandates to fight poverty and injustice may apply for legal advice, assistance, and community development and education services.  We offer advocacy workshops and legal information sessions.  We work with other groups to lobby the government on social assistance policy and other policies negatively affecting persons with low incomes. 

They provide third year law students with an intensive learning opportunity.

Contact Legal Aid

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

2209 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS    B3K 3B5
Phone:  902-423-8105
Fax:  902-422-8067
email:  legalaid@dal.ca  (Please note that we do not provide legal advice by email)

 

 

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