PD Events

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Thank you  to the Nunavut Law Foundation . The Law Society Executive would like to extend its gratitude to the Foundation for its continued financial support which gives the Society the opportunity to offer in-person events in Iqaluit and increase it accessibility to all of our non-resident members and northern counterparts through conference call.


 2017 Events –  Save the dates & RSVP for in-person! 


Wednesday May 17 from 5:30-7:30pm


Who? Canada Without Poverty with human rights’ lawyer Michèle Biss

What? Join Canada Without Poverty for a conversation on poverty as a human rights violation. Poverty in the community will be discussed and information will be shared on what is happening nationally and internationally on poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

Ms. Biss’s bio, learning objectives and workshop content can be found here.

Where? Nunavut Research Institute

Food? Pizza and beverages will be provided.

RSVP only for  in-person attendance: support@lawsociety.nu.ca

Recognized PD Hours: TBD



Thursday June 8, from  9am to 4:30pm 

With the support from the Nunavut Law Foundation and the LSN, the PPSC and Justice Canada invites you to this unique PD opportunity: Understanding the Neurobiological and Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

Conference call is available:  1-888-289-4573 ;  Access Code: 5000735 #

Who? Dr. Lori Haskell. Learn more .

What? The Neurobiological Consequences of Trauma:  A Trauma Informed Approach-  A  Presentation on Understanding the Neurobiological and Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

This is a unique opportunity to learn from Dr. Haskell, a clinical psychologist who practices in Toronto and is also an assistant professor in psychiatry and an academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children.

Materials? Provided on site and members calling -in.

Where? Frobisher Inn, Baffin room

Food?   Continental breakfast with morning and afternoon health breaks are provided; Lunch is not provided.

RSVP for both conference and  in-person: support@lawsociety.nu.ca.

Recognized PD Hours: TBD

Thursday-Saturday April 20-22

The Advocates Society is coming to Iqaluit to offer in-person skills training!

Cost: Free ; Venue: Frobisher Inn;  Food & beverages will be provided during the training.

  • Thursday evening: Doors open @ 5:30pm – Welcome reception with Keynote speaker- The Hon. Mr. Justice Neil Sharkey, Senior Judge; hosted by the LSN
  • Friday @ 9:30 to 11:30 AM -  Professional responsibility and civility roundtable (Conference call available)
  • Lunch provided on site
  • Friday@ 1-4pm Direct-Examination
  • Saturday Brunch @ 9:30 – 12:00 pm -  Cross-Examination

Recognized PD Hours:

  • Friday AM April 21 – 2 hrs; 
  • Friday PM April 21 – 6 hours in total ( includes the preparation); 
  • Saturday AM April 22 – 5.5 hours in total ( includes the preparation)  

February 23,2017 @5:30pm ET, Nunavut Research Institute

Who? Dr. Larry A. Reynolds;   Bio here .

What? The Protection of Cetaceans in Canada via the Species at Risk Act and the Marine Mammal Regulations

The subject of the presentation is set in a paper which was published in the August, 2016 edition of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice.  

Materials: Download the paper here : pp. 259-281 ; pp.282- 

Recognized PD Hours: 1.5 hours

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