PD Events

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 increase accessibility to all of its membership and northern counterparts through conference call.



Regulation and Protection of Marine Mammals
Who:  Dr. Larry Reynolds; Read detailed bio here.
When: Friday November 16 from 12:15-1:15 pm ET  
Where: Aquatic Center Community Room  ( 2nd floor)
Conference call: 1-888-289-4573; 5000735# 
Materials: Marine Mammal Protection Through Regulatory Enforcement in Nunavut
Recognized Hours: 1 hour (Conference call  was available).
Top 10 Tips for practice & client management ( Ethics and Professional Responsibility)
Who:  Judith Hull, Mackenzie Lake Lawyers; Read detailed bio here.
When: Thursday November 7 from 12:15-1:15 pm ET  
Where: Law Society of Nunavut Boardroom ( Bldg 917, 3rd floor)
Conference call: 1-888-289-4573; 5000735# 
Materials: Top 10 Tips Handout 
Recognized Hours: 1 hour (Conference call  was available)


Exploring Connections between Indigenous Art and Indigenous Law

Who:  Jeffery Hewitt, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Read detailed bio here. 
When: Wednesday October 23 from 6:15-7:45m ET followed by a meet and greet  
Where: Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum;
Conference call  was available. 
Recognized Hours: 1.5 hours (Conference call  was available)

Computers in Litigation

Who:  Peter Harte

Peter has been a lawyer since 1987. In Ontario, he worked as a Law Clerk to the Supreme Court of Ontario, Assistant Crown Attorney, defence counsel, drug prosecutor, and a part-time Small Claims Court judge. Peter moved to Nunavut in 2004 where he worked as defence counsel for Legal Aid in Cambridge Bay until June of 2012 and has been working in the Northwest Territories as defence counsel since June of 2012.

When: Saturday September 7 from 2-4pm
Where: Nunavut Court of Justice, Courtroom #3
Materials:  Available here. 
Recognized Hours: 2 hours (Conference call was made available).


Webcast – National Conference  on Indigenous Criminal Justice Post-Gladue (In-person in Iqaluit or On-demand)

 Members and friends of the law society are invited to attend the webcast of this PD conference held in Iqaluit

When: Saturday September 14, 2019 from 10am to  4:30pm
Where: Kitikmeot Room, Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit 
Recognized Hours: 6.5 hours.
Learn more by reading the original brochure. 

This is a prerecorded conference that was developed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Gladue. R. v. Ipeelee and subsequent jurisprudence on section 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code have made it clear there is a positive duty on counsel to adduce and judges to consider, information related to the unique circumstances of Indigenous people who come before the courts and in contact with the criminal justice system. This is an opportunity for members of the Nunavut bar to listen to an experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty from across Canada discuss Indigenous criminal justice post-Gladue. 

On Demand Webcast: National Conference on INdigenous Criminal Justice Post-Gladue 

 For those unable to attend the in-person streaming of the webcast in Iqaluit (Sept. 14), you may register to view the conference remotely at anytime. The on demand webcast is available to any member of the LSN with a 50% discount using code LSN19IND-50. 

To register and purchase the on demand via the OsgoodePD website: https://www.osgoodepd.ca/programs_on_demand/7th-national-conference-on-indigenous-criminal-justice-post-gladue/

Learn more by reading the original brochure. 



September 4-7, 2019
Iqaluit, Nunavut

Recognized Hours will be posted.



This event is postponed until  2020.

Susan Vella is senior counsel at Rochon Genova LLP. For 30 years, she has pioneered claims on behalf of survivors of sexual and institutionalized abuse, and sexual harassment in the civil litigation context.

She has appeared at all levels of court in relation to civil litigation involving sexual and institutionalized violence, as trial and appellate counsel, including at the Supreme Court of Canada in relation to the landmark vicarious liability decision of Bazley v. Curry, [1999] 2 SCR 534.

See attached Susan Vella’s bio for more information.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5:30-7pm ET

The CBA Nunavut Branch Criminal Justice Section invites all members of the LSN to a presentation starting at 6pm which will be followed by a Q&A/Discussion and Reception.

What: Beyond Sentencing: Gladue and the Evolving Outer Limits of Applying the Gladue Principles Throughout the Criminal Justice System.
  • Read the detailed announcement here. 
Who: Jonathan Rudin, program director of Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, Ontario
Where: Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit
Recognized hours: 1.5 hrs ( Conference call was made available).


Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9-10AM ET

What:  Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge & Traditional Cultural Expressions
Who:  Daphne Zografos Johnsson & Rebecka Forsgren from the  World Intellectual Property Organization; See announcement in Inuktitut & English
Where:  Unikkaarvik Visitors Centre
Recognized hours: 1 hour.
Materials:WIPO May 2019 Resources

Please note that reading of the designated resources can count up to 3 hours. Details of the recognized activity category are included in the resource document..

Thursday, January  17, 2019 at 5:30 to 7pm
What:  Guardianship & Trusteeship
Who:  Public Trustee for Nunavut, Esmeralda Bautista and Merrilee Rasmussen Q.C. of Rasmussen Rasmussen & Charowsky LPC
Where:  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Boardroom; Bldg 922
Recognized hours: 2 hours ( Conference call was made available).
Materials:  G&T Workshop powerpoint