What Kinds of Legal Matters are Covered?
NALSC Legal Aid assists with legal matters on Criminal Law (if custody is probable), Family Law, Child Welfare, and some administrative law issues.
NALSC Legal Aid cannot assist with legal matters related to: civil law, employment law, human rights, housing or social assistance. You can contact a Community Legal Worker (CLW) for a referral.
How to Apply for Legal Aid
If you are a Nishnawbe Aski Nation Community member residing on-reservem or off-reserve, you can apply for Legal Aid Certificate by contacting our “Community Legal Worker’s” (CLW) serving your community:
Community Legal Workers Contact Information 2022
NALSC Legal Aid offers Advice Lawyer services.
The Advice Lawyer provides brief service or short summary legal advice to qualifying First Nations members in the NAN Territory and their communities. This legal service applies only to questions for qualifying legal issues.
Advice Lawyer Hours
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. EST
Contact the Advice Lawyer
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Legal Aid provides Duty Counsel – on the day before court day (Advance Day) and on the Court Day – to assist people who appear in Court without a lawyer.
Duty Counsel also assists people, in the community, by providing summary legal advice on a variety of legal issues.
Duty Counsel services include:
- summary legal advice without a fee, and
- assistance with legal and government forms.
Panel of Lawyers
NALSC's Legal Aid Department maintains a panel of Lawyers who participate in the Legal Aid Certificate Program and accept Legal Aid Certificates.