Legal services

  • The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act) gives you a legal right to request access to information held by Northwest Territories…
  • A commissioner for oaths can administer oaths and take and receive affidavits, statutory declarations and affirmations for use in court or other legal proceedings. Unlike…
  • Court workers employed by the Legal Aid Commission provide legal and court related assistance to residents of the Northwest Territories. A court worker can assist…
  • A criminal records check can be completed at your local RCMP detachment, and provides a prospective employer or other organization with information regarding your criminal…
  • In certain situations, the Public Trustee will manage a deceased person's estate. An estate is what a person owns, such as money, life insurance, land,…
  • Fines and restitution orders can be paid at a court registry. Your Fine Order or ticket has file numbers on it needed to identify the…
  • A lawyer's job is to help you navigate the legal system by advising you or representing you in court. If you are arrested, Section 10…
  • The legal aid program provides confidential legal services, advice, and representation by a lawyer for residents of the Northwest Territories who would be unable to…
  • A notary public can perform all of the duties of a commissioner for oaths by administering oaths, and taking and receiving affidavits, statutory declarations, and…
  • The Public Trustee is appointed as trustee of an individual's estate when: a doctor decides that a person is incapable of handling their own affairs;…
The Community Justice and Policing Division offers services to victims that can assist you in dealing with the emotional and…
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