Legal Division

The Department of Justice's Legal Division is a full-service law firm, providing legal advice and services to all government departments and specified public agencies of the GNWT.

Legal Division lawyers provide advice and services in a variety of areas:

  • Constitutional issues, including the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

  • Aboriginal consultation issues and land claim/self-government negotiations;

  • Civil and constitutional litigation in a wide variety of matters, which entails representing the GNWT before all levels of court;

  • Regulatory and administrative law matters before various administrative boards and tribunals;

  • Environmental, natural resources and regulatory compliance;

  • Real estate and corporate/commercial matters;

  • Contracts, agreements and MOU’s (reviewing and drafting);

  • Procurement matters (RFP’s and Tenders); and

  • The collective bargaining process, grievances and arbitrations.

Legal Division is also responsible for the prosecution of territorial offences.

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