Independent Legal Advice Plus (ILA+) Program

If you were sexually harassed at work, it is against the law in New Brunswick.

Sometimes reporting workplace sexual harassment can be hard. There are resources available to help.

SVNB’s Independent Legal Advice Plus (ILA+) Program

The ILA+ Program was created by Sexual Violence New Brunswick to empower survivors of sexual violence in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John to make informed choices. This program aims to reflect the importance of accessible legal support during challenging times.

If you’ve experienced sexual violence in New Brunswick, you may be eligible to receive up to four hours of free legal advice through this program. SVNB’s dedicated team of Legal Support Advocates and lawyers can assist with an initial consultation, carefully reviewing your situation, discussing available options, and providing information about potential outcomes.

In addition to legal guidance, survivors enrolled in the program will have the invaluable support of a Legal Support Advocate. This advocate is equipped to help navigate the legal system, offering guidance and support throughout the entire process.

You don’t have to face this journey alone. Sexual Violence New Brunswick provides empowerment through information and support. You can self-refer to the Independent Legal Advice program and take the first step towards empowerment and justice.

Self refer by:

Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) Legal Information Line

You can contact PLEIS-NB for information from our staff about the Safer Places Project, and about the law regarding sexual harassment generally. PLEIS-NB cannot provide legal advice but we can provide general information about the law, explain some of your legal options, and more information about what it might be like to meet with a lawyer.

To contact PLEIS-NB: