Seeking expression of interest for the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Commissioner in Executive Council respecting the appointment of territorial judges and deputy judges.

The Minister of Justice, The Honourable R.J. Simpson, is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for one member to complete its membership.

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is established under the Territorial Court Act and members serve for a three-year (3) term. Candidates must be residents of the NWT.

Experience in the justice field is not necessary; however, experience in following areas would be considered an asset:

  • Work or volunteer experience in the field of justice
  • Community service of a social service nature
  • Education, training or course work in the field of justice
  • Experience sitting on or working with a tribunal
  • Experience in ethics

The Committee meets as required, normally a few times per year. Meetings can last from ½ day to multiple days and may be held virtually or in-person. If required, members travel and reasonable expenses incurred to attend meetings are paid or reimbursed.

Judges, members and former members of a law society in Canada are NOT eligible to apply to be a member of Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee.

The Department of Justice encourages any interested persons to submit their resume and a letter expressing interest via email by July 24, 2024 to Jeff Round, Director, Court Services, Department of Justice at

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