News from Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) delivers and coordinates a range of legal services to members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). NALSC is owned by the First Nations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The mandate of the Corporation includes legal, paralegal, public legal education and law-reform services.

Note: You must be a member from a First Nation in the legal services’ territory in order to access their legal services.

Current legal services include:

  • Legal aid applications;
  • Summary advice and short legal services;
  • Quasi-paralegal services;
  • Victim Witness liaison services;
  • Law reform;
  • Public legal education;
  • Alternative justice processes under criminal and family matters (Talking Together and Restorative Justice);
  • Administrative assistance;
  • Video jail applications.

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is mainly funded through Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). Legal Aid certificates are issued under LAO to anyone across the NAN territory who is eligible and requires a lawyer.

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation accepts collect calls.

More information

March 2: Training workshop for frontline workers on police powers, Sioux Lookout

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Sioux Lookout Friendship Centre, 52 King Street, Sioux Lookout

This workshop will cover roles and function of police, rights and warrants, search and seizure, how to file a complaint, differences in duty within police units, and human rights.

Posted:
February 16, 2017

February 28: Training workshop for frontline workers on police powers, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay Police Service Station, 1200 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay

This workshop will cover roles and function of police, rights and warrants, search and seizure, how to file a complaint, differences in duty within police units, and human rights.

Posted:
February 16, 2017

Fall 2010 NAN Legal Services Newsletter now available

Topics in the Nishnawbe-aski Legal Services newsletter include updates on the Talking Together program, Restorative Justice program, Victim Witness Liaison program, and public legal education program, information for residential school survivors, and news about staff.

Posted:
December 16, 2010

Northern Ontario Energy Credit helps people in north with high energy costs

The Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation has information on their web site about the Northern Ontario Energy Credit, a new, permanent energy credit to help people in the north with their high energy costs in Northern Ontario.

Posted:
September 22, 2010