Law Society of the Northwest Territories

Practising in the North

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The Law Society of the Northwest Territories is the governing body for all lawyers in the NWT.  Its mandate is to ensure the public is well-served by a legal profession that is independent, responsible and responsive.


A Notice to the Profession - REMINDER: Section 48 of the Legal Profession Act - is posted in our office and can be found online here.

A Discussion Paper regarding Trinity Western University's application for approval of their proposed law school is posted here.

Written response submissions (PDF or Word documents) will be received by the Law Society of the Northwest Territories until Friday, Sept. 26th, 2014.  They will be reviewed by the executive and posted on our website. Please email your PDF or Word document to Communications.


Member Response

Member Response

Member Response

Member Response

Member Response


Canadian Council of Christian Charities

Non-Member (J.D. Candidate)

Christian Legal Fellowship


Arctic Obiter

Download the Summer 2014 issue now!

Twitter Updates

A day in the life of criminal defence counsel in the NWT: #itsdifferentuphere #nwt
[about 23 hours ago.]  

The @ABAJournal gives a nice backgrounder on @CanLII
[one day ago.]  

nifty piece for Canadians re: your basic rights:
[25 days ago.]  

In the news: Local #yzf lawyer and privacy commissioner on the mandatory gunshot & stabbing reporting legislation. A16 of today's #YZF-er
[32 days ago.]  

Just in time for the weekend: 15 legal reads from the @NewYorker (via @OBAtoday)
[32 days ago.]  

Related Sites

Northwest Territories Law Foundation

Canadian Bar Association (NWT Branch)

Northwest Territories Courts

Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories