Dispatch from the road: Halifax site visits wind down

January 27, 2007

I have been in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the past week, visiting a number of groups that provide PLEI here, including the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS), this province’s only sole-purpose PLEI organization. At the core of LISNS’s programming is a legal information and referral telephone line, a 24-hour “dial-a-law” recorded legal info hotline, and plain language publications. The Society is also a fundraising innovator among modern PLEI organizations in Canada, as it has recently tasked its board of directors with finding substantial, grassroots funding for the group.

Beyond LISNS, Halifax boasts a number of other groups that also offer significant public and community legal education programming, most notably Dalhousie Legal Aid Services and the Halifax Coalition Against Poverty.

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