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Renewals

THE DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS IS MARCH 31. Reminders are sent to all members in January.  Please note that renewal documents are no longer delivered by mail. All necessary documents and forms can be found on this webpage.

PLEASE EMAIL ALL RENEWALS TO INFO@LAWSOCIETY.NT.CA

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 aCPD Report  at the time of their membership renewal.

For more information, see Professional Development on this site.

ACTIVE (PRACTISING) MEMBERS

DOWNLOAD THE RENEWAL PACKAGE FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS

PLEASE EMAIL ALL RENEWALS TO INFO@LAWSOCIETY.NT.CA

Please read the following two notices to all members:

The following forms are required as part of your renewal as an active member:

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 fill out Form 2.20, Application for Change of Status from Active to Inactive Member, as well as the Renewal Package below.

INACTIVE (NON-PRACTICING) MEMBERS

PLEASE EMAIL ALL RENEWALS TO INFO@LAWSOCIETY.NT.CA

Renewing inactive members are not required to complete requirements (a), (b), and (c) listed under Section 4  of Form 2.23, Application for Renewal. 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.

DOWNLOAD THE RENEWAL PACKAGE FOR INACTIVE MEMBERS

PLEASE EMAIL ALL RENEWALS TO INFO@LAWSOCIETY.NT.CA

Please read the following two notices to all members:

The following forms are required as part of your renewal as an active or inactive member:

If you are an Active member and would like to renew as an Inactive member, please fill out Form 2.20, Application for Change of Status from Active to Inactive Member.  You must also fill out the Renewal Package for Inactive Members above, and 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 EMAIL ALL RENEWALS TO INFO@LAWSOCIETY.NT.CA

Lawyers holding a Restricted Access Certificate will receive an email notifying the member that the Certificate is approaching expiry, as well as the forms required to renew the Certificate.  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). Download the RAC Payment Authorization Form here.
  • 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). Download the Insurance Exemption Certificate here.