KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Dalhousie Legal Aid Service is restarting its Legal Education for Advocates Project (LEAP), which is meant to help train advocacy workers in legal issues related to poverty law.
This encompasses the rights of low-income individuals and can include family law, income assistance, residential tenancies, the court process as a whole, and a multitude of other things.
To decide which legal issues our training will focus on we have reached out to several advocacy groups to better understand the issues they are facing, including youth and women’s shelters, Indigenous and African Nova Scotian Cultural Centres, and family/criminal law advocacy groups.
In an effort to gain a better view of the whole picture, we would like to reach out to the general community to figure out what legal issues people believe need to be addressed most with advocacy staff.
These issues can be about anything regarding poverty law and should hopefully be something that can be addressed with greater knowledge of the subject matter.
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