Announcement by NAN Legal and LAO

December 6, 2022

A new Legal Service Agreement between Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services Corporation and Legal Aid Ontario was in negotiations since the Fall of 2021. A new Legal Services Agreement signed October 20, 2022 with effective date of April 1, 2022.

“Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services was created 32 years ago by Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chiefs resolution in 1990. Today, Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services moves closer to its desire for greater authority in the current delivery of legal aid services to clients in Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and to eventually having a process that permits the diversion of criminal and family matters to a Nishnawbe Aski Nation Justice System.”

Jim Beardy, Chair, NAN Legal

Below is a link to the Joint Announcement by NALSC and LAO posted on the LAO website. Please click the link to read full story

Legal Aid Ontario and Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services sign new service agreement