Notices – Law Society of Nunavut

May 7, 2019 – LSN Executive Election Results (By acclamation)

We are delighted to welcome back Roman Dzioba and John MacLean to the 2019-20 Executive Committee; the Committee will take office shortly after the May 30 AGM.
  • You can read John MacLean’s bio here.
  • You can read Roman Dzioba’s bio here.

April 15, 2019 –  Notice of 2018-19 AGM

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30 @ 5:30 pm.

Dial-in number info: 1-888-289-4573, Access Code: 5000735 #
(Line will open at 5:20 PM ET)

  • Detailed AGM Notice is available here.
  • Agenda is available here.
  • Financial Statements (Draft) here. 
  • 2017-18 AGM Minutes here. 
  • Reports will be posted here as they become available:

Law Society President Report

Law Society CEO Report

Law Society Representatives:

      • Gloria Song, Access to Justice File, Report 
      • Sara Siebert, Federation of Law Societies, Nunavut Council Member, Report
      • Julie Bedford, Nunavut Legal Services Board, Report

                 Standing Committees :

Nominations to the Executive Committee are open up until April 30.

  • Nomination form is available here.
  • Detailed Notice of Election is available here.

February 4, 2019 – NOTICE OF HEARING

Please take notice that a Sole Inquiry will take place on February 28 at 9:30 AM ET in Iqaluit, Nunavut as follows:




Read the complete Notice here: Inuktitut; English; French

December 4, 2018 – NOTICE OF 2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS 

Deadline: January 31, 2019

September 11, 2018 –  The LSN welcomes the appointment of Mrs. Koovian Flanagan as its new Executive Public Representative.

June 22, 2018 – Statement of the Law Society of Nunavut


March 2017  – New Security Measures:  Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court Martial Appeal of Canada and Tax Court of Canada

The Law Society received notice from the Courts Administration Services of  “forthcoming changes to the security measures in place” and ” how this will affect your members”.

Please read the detailed notice here.


November 8, 2016 

The LSN adopts the Model Code of Conduct ( Nunavut version) in replacement of the CBA Code of Conduct ( adopted March 2005).


October 17, 2016 Special General Meeting


Pursuant to Ss. 13(2) of the Legal Profession Act

Date:             Monday November 7, 2016 @  5:45 PM ET (meeting begins @ 6pm ET)

Materials:      Notice and Materials ( Resolutions and proposed Rule Amendments);

                       Related Form D and Form R 

Information Item Only:  Updated Professional Development Policy  and Updated PD Description of Activities       


June 21, 2016

2015-16 Annual General Meeting Reports

CLOSED –  December 17th, 2015 – Roster of Counsel for LSN  

Deadline Feb 1st, 2016 –  Learn more about this roster.

CLOSED –  December 7, 2015 – Notice of 2016 Membership Renewals

Canceled – November 24, 2015 – Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice (with Resolution) and Proposed Consolidated Rules

        Date:         Friday, December 4, 2015  5:45PM ET     

November 19,  2014  Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice and Proposed Rule Amendment

         Date:         Thursday, December 4, 2015, 5:15 PM ET
        Venue:       Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Boardroom  Igluvut Building, 922,  Iqaluit    

October 28, 2014 Trinity Western University (TWU) –  The Executive Committee is in the process of determining whether or not to approve TWU’s application for the recognition of its proposed law school.

  • December 2014 Update: Call for Appointments to the LSN -TWU Committee.     View the details. Deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015.  

Dec 4, 2014  Roundtable  Agenda and Discussion Guidelines.

Now Closed. Submissions and Deadline.  We are also soliciting written submissions, which will be posted online. The LSN Memo on TWU  provides additional context and details on how to submit comments.  


 Roundtable Discussion  Members are invited to attend on Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 pm ET in the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Boardroom. The Roundtable will begin soon after the Special AGM scheduled for 5:15 pm ET.

May 14, 2014, Notice to the Profession –  Trinity Western University Accreditation

The following is a notice to the profession concerning the accreditation of Trinity Western University (TWU) law school graduates. The Executive wishes to clarify that the LSN has not yet reached a decision regarding the accreditation of TWU graduates. Rather, the LSN wishes to further discuss the matter through consultation with its members.

         Complete Notice is available here.

Please contact the office if you wish to receive the Notice in Inuktitut. 

Jan 2014 –  Update on current discipline procedures and planned policy changes.

 Download the Complete Notice

National Discipline Standards Pilot Project

The LSN on April 1, 2012, implemented the National Discipline Standards Pilot Project (“NDSP”), created by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to standardize the legal profession’s regulatory framework related to discipline complaints.

The project establishes appropriate timelines for investigations, citations, and hearings; to provide for greater transparency, public participation, and accessibility to ­information in the discipline process.

From the date of implementation, the LSN has developed a timeline grid sheet used in each new discipline file to ensure the application of the Standards.

The NDSP mandate is executed by the LSN in accordance with the distinctive nature of the legal profession in Nunavut and in agreement with the Legal Profession Act (“LPA”) and the Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut (“Rules”).

The LSN adopted policies or reaffirmed statutory obligations in light of the NDSP pertaining to:

    1. Publication of a Notice of Hearing
    1. Use of electronic means for conducting hearings and mandatory in-person participation
    1. Public Access to a Member’s Discipline History
  1. Member Compliance with the Disciplinary Process

February 2013 – Unauthorized Practice of Law in Nunavut

Lawyers Acting on Independent Assessment Process Claims

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, former Residential School Students had till September 19, 2012, to apply for compensation under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). The Adjudication Secretariat is no longer accepting applications; however, lawyers in the Nunavut Territory are called to act on IAP claims.

Due to the nature of these claims and the vulnerability of their clients, lawyers have the responsibility to ensure a high level of trust. They are called to act with diligence, particularly in obtaining the authorization to practice law and in the reasonableness of the legal fees charged.

It has come to our attention that some lawyers are acting on IAP claims without the proper authorization. Concerns have also been raised about certain lawyers’ behavior towards their clients.

This Notice is intended to send a clear message about practicing law in Nunavut and to set out the Law Society’s policy and position with respect to this matter.

Click here to download the complete Notice.


Practice Directive # 45: Roll number for Proof of Authorized Practice of Law.

Click here to download the PD#45

Click here to download the Address for Service Requirement in Civil Matters.

  •  September 2012 Indian Residential Schools (IRS)

    Independent Assessment Process (IAP)  

The deadline to submit an IAP application: September 19, 2012

To learn more about the IAP and  to access the official  Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat and the application form, please click the following link:

IAP Infoline : 1-877- 635-2648

Guide to Assist  in Change of Lawyers

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has compiled information to assist in Guide for Change of Lawyers in the IAP.


The Law Society of Nunavut maintains a referral database of members who offer legal services to the public in various areas including Residential Schools.  You can contact us at (867) 979-2330 or email us at


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  • CLOSED – July 12, 2012 – Call for Public Representative: We are seeking a community member with a variety of life and work experiences who wants to bring a voice from the perspective of the community to issues affecting the justice system and the delivery of legal services in Nunavut. Click here to download the full position description in: English, Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun. Deadline : September 30,2012.
  • February 2012 – Nunavut Court of Justice Law Library: Implementation of the new Collection Development Policy and Access and Services Policies. Click here to download the Memo.
  • November 2011 – Extended Territorial Mobility Agreement. All Canadian Law Societies have signed on to extend the TMA. Click here to download the recent TMA.