- Lawyers who participate in the Journey Project do so voluntarily. They have completed at least three hours of trauma-informed training with the Journey Project team.
- If you meet with a lawyer through the Journey Project, you are the client. The lawyer will act in your best interests and answer your questions.
- All conversations with the lawyer are confidential, except where there is a legal duty to report.
Within the Journey Project, lawyers cannot represent you. They cannot receive compensation from the Journey Project for actions including, but not necessarily limited to:
- Appearing on behalf of clients in court proceedings, including criminal, civil, or family trials, peace bond or emergency protection order hearings, bail hearings, case management meetings, or other legal proceedings;
- Appearing on behalf of clients at administrative boards or tribunals, including Human Rights Commission hearings, Residential Tenancies Board hearings, or disciplinary hearings at the RNC or RCMP Complaints Commission, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, or other hearings related to professional regulatory bodies.
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