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Date updated: August 11, 2020

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN)

COVID-19 UPDATE: August 11, 2020

PLIAN offices are OPEN in both St. John’s and Labrador.

Have a general legal question or need to speak with a lawyer?

PLIAN’s Legal Information Phone Line and Lawyer Referral Service:

CONTACT Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (island time)
Phone: 1-888-660-7788 or 709-722-2643


PLIAN’s OFFICE in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Telephone: 709-896-5235


The Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to resources, information and justice.

PLIAN has developed a number of publications about many different areas of the law: Wills and Estates; Family Law; Criminal Law; Other Areas of Law; Links and Resources

Check out PLIAN’s  Family Law Form Builder

NOTE: PLIAN has a new permanent location downtown (no longer on Peet St.)
They are at: 291-293 Water St. Suite 301, 4th Floor, St. John’s, NL A1C 1B9.

People can access PLIAN via the Merchant Tavern entrance and then come up the stairs or elevator.

Walk-ins just call ahead to make sure someone in the office.


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