Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Court-Based Services (Northwest Territories)
Type of service
Family Court Services
When commencing an action in Supreme Court there are many option available about how to proceed. These can include: case management, pre-trial conference, and a settlement-oriented conference / mini trial. If a trial is required, the issues will be simplified to ensure that the entire process is more efficient saving both time and money for litigants. This service can be accessed in civil cases, including ones involving custody and access.
Mediation services may be available through an order of the court or alternatively through an application by the parties.
Pilot or ongoing service
Department of Justice
How to access this service
Parties who have agreed to case management, can submit a joint request to the Manager of the Supreme Court outlining the nature of the case and why they consider case management to be helpful or necessary. Parties who wish to try other options can make an application to the Supreme Court.
This service is available in French and English and interpreters are available if necessary
Available at http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca
The parties are responsible for the cost of their own legal counsel although either party may be eligible for legal aid.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Children's Law Act
Family Law Act
Rules of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, Part 19.
NWT Court Registry
Manager, Civil Division
In Yellowknife 867-920-8760
Toll Free in the NWT 866-822-5864
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