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Separate together

The goal of the territorial government's new family law mediation program can be summed up in two words: separate together. Launched in late March, the estimated $80,000 program aims to encourage couples involved in the process of separation or divorce to resolve matters cooperatively and outside of court.

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NWT Court Schedule
People and companies appearing before Northwest Territorial Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal.

Nunavut Court Schedule
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NWT Court Library System
Search for legal records via Keyword(s) - Style of Cause, Subject, Name of Judge, and/or Docket #.

Nunavut Court Decisions
Search for legal records in Nunavut by statute name, case name, citation, docket number.

NWT Court Decisions
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Meet the Judges of Nunavut
Short biographies of Nunavut's judges.

NWT Sheriff's Office
The primary role of a Sheriff is his or her presence in the courtroom. A Sheriff is present in the courtroom, not only to assist in court procedure by calling jurors and escorting prisoners, but also to provide overall security for the judiciary, jurors, and court staff.

Nunavut Family Abuse Intervention Act
Emergency protection applications for wives needing protection from violent husbands, husbands needing protection from violent wives, children needing protection from violent parents, parents from violent children.

Nunavut Change of Name Forms
Required documents, application forms and Change of Name Act.

NWT Rental Office Decisions
Searchable database of landlord-tenant cases.

Information for Landlords and Tenants
A source of Information for both landlords and tenants covering aspects from tenancy agreements to eviction.

Court stories

Workers' comp case thrown out

The NWT Court of Appeals has ruled against a man seeking to have his compensation claim revisited after he was exposed to arsenic and other chemicals while working at Giant Mine nearly three decades ago.

Dene Nation sued over unpaid rent

The Dene Nation has been taken to court over alleged unpaid rent to its office landlord, according to a statement of claim filed in NWT Supreme Court last month.

Man who tried to stab police with sword freed

A man who thrust a sword through a door while police officers were attempting a drug raid at a downtown apartment building is a free man after a judge credited him with time served while awaiting his sentence.

Fentanyl impairment penalty for woman

A woman has been found guilty of being in care and control of a vehicle while impaired by fentanyl in a case police have described as a first-of-its kind in the territory.

Government terminates licensing agreements

The Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Investment announced last week it is terminating trademark licensing agreements with Deepak International Ltd.

Clyde River prepares for court

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) is worried about losing powers as the Supreme Court prepares to hear Clyde River's case against a consortium granted a licence by the National Energy Board (NEB).

Yk activist to plead not guilty to protest charges

A Yellowknife environmental activist says he will plead not guilty to four offenses after he was charged in September at the ongoing pipeline protest in Standing Rock, N.D.

Clerk offered corndog to rifle-toting bandit

A clerk at The Rooster convenience store was back at work just two days after facing an armed robber last week.

Complaint against lawyer dismissed

A complaint about the conduct of a prominent Yellowknife lawyer has been dismissed.

King murder case moves to preliminary inquiry

A preliminary hearing for a man charged with second degree murder and attempted murder began Monday, almost two years after police found two men seriously injured in a downtown apartment building.

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Legally Speaking
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