Act, Rules & Policies
Legal Profession Act
The Law Society receives its governing authority from the Legal Professions Act (the "Act"). The Act is available for download from the website of the GNWT Department of Justice:
Legal Profession Act R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.L-2
Rules of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories
The Rules of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories (the "Rules") set forth the specific regulations, responsibilities and professional standards all members are required to meet and uphold.
Code of Professional Conduct
Issued by the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, effective April 1, 2015.
NOTE: This Code replaces the CBA Code of Professional Ethics, previously adopted in December 2006.
Principles of Professionalism and Civility
Principles of Professionalism for Advocates
Principles of Civility for Advocates
The Advocates' Society
Expectations of Professionalism and Civility
(or "What Judges Can Expect from Advocates" & "What Advocates Can Expect from the Judiciary")
Law Society of the NWT, in partnership with NWT Courts