Acts, Rules, Policies

Legal Profession Act of Nunavut (Current to Dec 7,2014) is available for download here .

Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut (Current to November 7, 2016) is available for download here .  Please note amendments to current version of the Rules were ratified at the November 7, 2016 Special General Meeting.

Model Code of Conduct 2016

Anti-Money Laundering

Like all people in Canada, legal professionals are subject to the Criminal Code, but they are exempted from the federal legislative regime under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (“PCMLTFA”) due to constitutional principles that protect the rights of clients and the obligations of legal professionals within their confidential relationships. The legal profession has adopted model rules for lawyers and notaries to follow that are designed to reflect the government’s legislative objectives under PCMLTFA, while reflecting the rights of clients and the obligations of legal professionals ( excerpt from the FLSC website).

  • Guidance for the Legal Profession
  • Model Rule on Cash Transactions (revised Oct. 2018)
  • Client Identification and Verification Rules (revised Oct. 2018)
  • Model Trust Accounting Rule  (revised Oct. 2018)

Inter-Jurisdictional Practice
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Nunavut’s legislation and Rules of Court

These materials are available online through the Nunavut Court of Justice website.  Please Note that links are currently under review.  

  1. Nunavut Legislation – can be found on the Department of Justice Nunavut website.
  2. Citing Nunavut Legislation (how to)
  3. Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
  4. Rules of the Court