Why should you care: Helping folks find the legal help they need

Session Number: 
  • Karen Hudson, QC, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
  • Wendy Turner, Manager, Legal Information Services, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
Date and Time: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:20am
Vanguard Room I

·         I have a traffic ticket…

·         I’m in a dispute with my neighbour…

·         I have to go to court without a lawyer…

·         What rules do collection agencies have to follow?

·         Do I need a lawyer to do my will?

·         I’m separating from my spouse…

·         Where can I get copyright information?

·         I’m being evicted – can my landlord keep my stuff?

If you’ve ever had legal questions you can’t answer, this session is for you!

The public is used to getting help from libraries.  More and more members of the public however need help with legal problems.  Nova Scotia Legal Aid (NSLA) Commission and the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia offer a 50 minute session to inform librarians and front-line service providers about what legal help is available for Nova Scotians.  We will talk about:

·         the key role librarians play in helping folks navigate legal resources and services in Nova Scotia

·         where to find credible, reliable legal information

·         working together to enhance access to justice

·         connecting people with services, particularly what’s available through NSLA and LISNS.



Presenter Bios

Wendy Turner:

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LegalSeagull
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegalInfoNS 

Wendy has worked in public legal education for the past 14 years.  Before that she was a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid.  She has spoken with over 65,000 Nova Scotians, providing them with free, plain-language legal information and referrals to resources to help them solve both legal and non-legal problems.  She strongly believes that most legal problems can be nipped in the bud if people get the right information and support early enough.

Event | by Dr. Radut