Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN)

Address: Suite 301, 140 Water Street, St. John’s, NL A1C 1A8 

Tel: (709) 722-2643
Toll-Free Tel: 1-888-660-7788 
Fax: (709) 722-0054
Twitter: @PLIAN_NL
Facebook: @publiclegalinfonl 


To provide public legal education and information services with the intent of increasing access to justice; a resource available to all members of society who require information about the law, legal processes, and the administration of justice. 

Target Population:

All members of society

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Lawyer Referral Service 
    • PLIAN staff can provide general legal information but cannot offer legal advice or opinion. 
    • PLIAN also offers referrals to lawyers from across the province registered with the Lawyer Referral Service. These lawyers will offer a 30-minute consultation at a flat rate of $40, with no obligation beyond this 30-minute consultation. 
  • Community Information Sessions 
    • A presentation to deliver plain language information sessions about the criminal justice system by adopting a more informal approach, encouraging sharing and discussion amongst participants. 
  • The Journey Project 

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