You are here

About the Executive

The Executive manages and conducts the affairs of the Society.

The Executive is composed of one non lawyer, appointed by the Commissioner for a term of three years.  There are also at least four other Executive members.  All of these are lawyers who have been approved to practice in, and live in the NWT. They are elected by all the lawyers who practice in the NWT.

Included in the Executive are the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person.

The Executive appoints an Executive Director, who is also called Deputy Secretary or Deputy Secretary-Treasurer. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Law Society office.  The Executive Directors is an ex officio member of the Executive.

Every lawyer who lives in the NWT and who is approved to practice law in the NWT can be nominated for a position on the Executive.

The Executive typically meets monthly.

Executive Committee Agendas:

January 2021 Agenda

Executive Committee Minutes:

January 22, 2020

February 24, 2020

April 23, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 1, 2020

June 16, 2020

July 17, 2020

September 24, 2020

October 27, 2020

November 27, 2020

December 5, 2020


The 2019/2020 Law Society Executive

Brad Patzer

Sheldon Toner

Christina Duffy

Karin Taylor

Sandra MacKenzie
Member at Large

Paul Andrew