MARCIE DIGGS, 31, is a woman without a community. Born and raised in the socially vibrant but economically starved community of North Preston, Nova Scotia, Marcie fought her way into the elite offices of corporate law firm MacIver & MacAlpine. She was a rising star but it all came crashing down when she moved mountains to have M&M defend her beloved Aunt Rolanda in a malicious prosecution – a prosecution which ended in a guilty plea and ultimately in Rolanda taking her own life. Rolanda’s death devastated and disillusioned Marcie. In her view, the law ravages peoples’ lives more often than it benefits them and she’s determined to course correct that. With its commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of society from the law, Halifax Legal Aid just may be her silver sword.