Our Staff

NALSC Legal Aid employs a

  • Director of Legal Services
  • Manger of Legal Aid
  • 3 Staff Lawyers
  • Senior Assessment Officer
  • Two Legal Aid Assessment Officers
  • Legal Aid Assistant
  • Community Legal Workers to cover NAN Territory

NALSC Legal Aid provides Advice Lawyer and Duty Counsel Lawyers, as well as Public Legal Education.

Clients we Serve

Our Legal Aid Program assists low-income Community members, from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) First Nations communities, with certain legal matters.

Our Legal Aid Program has the authority to issue Legal Aid Certificates to qualifying NAN Community members.

Legal Matters that are Covered

Our Legal Aid Program can assist with legal matters on

  • Criminal Law (if custody is probable)
  • Family Law
  • Child Welfare
  • 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.

Apply for Legal Aid

NAN Community members, residing on-reserve or off-reserve, can apply for Legal Aid Certificate by contacting one of our Community Legal Workers (CLW) serving your community


Click the link below to see if you qualify for a Legal Aid Certificate:

Do you Qualify for Legal Aid Certificate?

Advice Lawyer

The Advice Lawyer provides brief service or short summary legal advice to qualifying NAN Community members. This legal service applies only to questions for qualifying legal issues.


Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


Phone: (807) 622-1413
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-5581
Email:  legalaid@nanlegal.on.ca


Duty Counsel

NALSC 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 can assist people, in the community, by providing summary legal advice on legal issues.

Duty Counsel services include:

  • summary legal advice without a fee
  • 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.

NALSC – North West Criminal Panel 2024

NALSC – Northcentral Criminal Lawyer’s Panel 2024

NALSC – Northeast Criminal-Family Panel 2024

Updated May 2024