Renewals

THE DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS IS MARCH 31. Reminders are sent to all members in January.  All renewals are now completed through the online portal. Please log in to your account and follow the instructions to renew.

MANDATORY CPD

Professional Development is now mandatory in the Northwest Territories. Members are required to fulfill a minimum of twelve (12) hours of Professional Development, with at least two (2) hours focused on Legal Ethics and Practice, and to submit a CPD Report  at the time of their membership renewal.

For more information, see Professional Development on this site.

ACTIVE (PRACTISING) MEMBERS

PLEASE LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT THROUGH THE MEMBER PORTAL TO RENEW.

Please read the following two notices to all members:

NOTE: Resident  members or members who are insured under the Law Society of the NWT mandatory insurance program are required to complete a Law Firm Self-Report by September 1 of each year. Resident  members or members who are insured under the Law Society of the NWT mandatory insurance program with trust accounts in the Northwest Territories are required to complete an Accountant’s Report by September 1st of each year. 

If you are an Active member and would like to renew as an Inactive member, please log into your account through the member portal and follow the instructions to change your status from Active to Inactive membership. If you are an Active member and would like to renew as an Inactive member, you must provide a Cessation of Practice plan. If your effective date of Change of Status is March 31, you must provide a Continuing Professional Development Report for your active year.

INACTIVE (NON-PRACTICING) MEMBERS

We do not require a continuing professional development report and plan, an exemption under subrule 119(4) or an insurance levy or Insurance Exemption Certificate from renewing inactive members. Members changing their status from active to inactive at time of renewal are required to fulfil the requirements for Change of Status. Please see the section “Retiring from Private Practice” on our website. If you are changing your status from active to inactive upon renewal on March 31,  you are required to submit a completed continuing professional development report and plan for your active year. Please note that renewing from active to inactive can take up to two weeks to process; submit the required documents by March 15 to avoid suspension.

Please read the following two notices to all members:

If you are an Active member and would like to renew as an Inactive member, you must provide a Cessation of Practice plan. If your effective date of Change of Status is March 31, you must provide a Continuing Professional Development Report for your active year.

RAC RENEWALS

PLEASE LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT THROUGH THE MEMBER PORTAL TO RENEW.

Lawyers holding a Restricted Access Certificate will receive an email notifying the member that the Certificate is approaching expiry.  It must be renewed prior to the anniversary of the day it was granted.   To renew, the following must be provided:

  • a current Certificate of Standing from each provincial or territorial law society or comparable body of which the applicant is a member dated not earlier than 45 days before the expiry date of the original Certificate
  • payment of the renewal fee of $162.75 (GST Included). 
  • payment of the insurance levy, or if the member is exempt under subrule 119(4), proof that he or she is either (i) covered by errors and omissions insurance as required by paragraph (2)(e), or (ii) exempt under paragraph 119(4)(b). 
LSNT Membership
Committees

Become involved with your Law Society by participating on its committees. For more information, visit the Committees page and/or download and complete the Committee Registration Form now.

Lawyer Referral Service

All members are encouraged to register with the Lawyer Referral Service, which assists the public in accessing proper legal advice, representation and access to justice.  Download and complete the Lawyer Referral Service Application.

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