Foundation History

The Foundation receives and uses the interest on lawyers’ and paralegal’s mixed trust account to support legal education, legal research, law reform, legal aid, legal referral services and law libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is done through grants and scholarships, as well as contributions to the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission.

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Mandate & Priorities

The Law Foundation provides grants to advance public understanding of the law and access to legal services. Its objects for funding are legal education, legal research, law reform, legal aid, legal referral service, law libraries and law scholarships.

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Board of Governors

The Law Foundation is administered by a Board of Governors responsible for governing the Foundation and making all granting decisions.  The Board has seven volunteer members: appointed under the provisions of the Law Society Act, 1999.

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Our Staff

The Board of Governors is supported by an Executive Director.  Virginia English joined the Law Foundation in that role in May 2019. Virginia is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and a graduate of Memorial University.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning the Foundation, grants, awards, scholarships, publications, or research funding, please feel free to contact us. Please note, our office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30.

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