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Date updated: November 1, 2021

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN)


Both PLIAN offices are OPEN in both St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.  Staff is working in both offices to serve clients for the Legal Information Line, Lawyer Referral Service, and The Journey Project by phone, email, Zoom, or in person.

In-person clients are advised to book an appointment in advance before coming into the office. Masks and contact tracing is required for all in-person clients at both offices. PLIAN working on vaccine protocol for staff, clients, in-person sessions, and community partners.
In-Person Presentations: Case by Case basis, in accordance with public health guidance and restrictions (They try to ensure Zoom sessions are offered as well).

Staff continue offer PLIAN’s Legal Information Line and Lawyer Referral Service

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

Telephone: 1-888-660-7788 (province-wide) OR  709-722-2643 (St. John’s local)


Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (island time)

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

Telephone: 709-896-5235


Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 am (Atlantic time)


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 is located 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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