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.



The Canadian Bankers Association (“CBA”) has provided us with an updated list of bank officials to contact in the case of delays in the discharge of mortgages. The CBA has requested that it be made available to lawyers immediately. Click here for the document.

Court Registry

The Courthouse continues to be open over the lunch hour  for public  access to the NWT Court Registry. This will continue while the experimental extended hours are assessed.

The front doors of the Court House are no longer locked at 12 noon,and elevators have been adjusted to allow the general public access to the 3rd floor. However, access to all other floors will continue to be restricted from 12 –1pm.

Related Sites

Northwest Territories Law Foundation

Canadian Bar Association (NWT Branch)

Northwest Territories Courts

Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories