Act, Rules & Policies
LEGAL PROFESSION ACT
The Law Society receives its governing authority from the Legal Professions Act (the “Act”). The Act is available for download from the website of the GNWT Department of Justice: Legal Profession Act R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c.L-2
bill 82: Legal Profession Act
On October 6, 2023 bill 82: Legal Profession Act was given assent by the Commissioner of the NWT. The new Act will come into force upon completion of the new Rules of the Law Society. Members can expect to receive updates during this process.
RULES OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The Rules of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories (the “Rules”) set forth the specific regulations, responsibilities and professional standards all members are required to meet and uphold.
- Rules of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories [April 4, 2022]
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Issued by the Law Society of the Northwest Territories [March 16, 2021].
PRINCIPLES OF PROFESSIONALISM AND CIVILITY
Expectations of Professionalism and Civility
(or “What Judges Can Expect from Advocates” & “What Advocates Can Expect from the Judiciary”)
Law Society of the NWT, in partnership with NWT Courts