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.


Expressions of Interest: LAYPERSON - Executive Committee, Law Society of the Northwest Territories

Further details are available here.


Revised Code of Professional Conduct

The revised Code of Professional Conduct, the result of the Model Code Committee's work throughout 2014, is available for review prior to the AGM, where a motion will be put forward for its adoption.

Proposed Estate & Administration Rules

The Probate Rules Committee is continuing to receive feedback on the  Proposed Estate Administration Rules of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.  A PDF of the slidedeck used during the Nov. 13th Consultation can be reviewed here.  Comments should be provided to the Committee by Friday, January 9, 2015.  Comments should be directed to any one of the following:  Law Society Office (Communications @ ...), Ed Gullberg, Brian Admunsen, Ian Rennie, Sarah Kay.

Arctic Obiter

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Twitter Updates

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We welcome @ThomasGConway as the new President of The Federation of Law Societies of Canada 2014-2015.
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Ten key legal points of the Ferguson Verdict (via @shadofthenorth and @altalawreview)
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Related Sites

Northwest Territories Law Foundation

Canadian Bar Association (NWT Branch)

Northwest Territories Courts

Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories