Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Court-Based Services (Northwest Territories)

Northwest Territories

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
Case management and mediation is available through application by the parties or by order of the court. The objectives of case management conferences are the resolution of disputes without trial if possible or, if a trial is required, the simplification of issues to make the process more efficient in terms of time and money for litigants. Procedures are flexible and include pre-trial conference, case management, settlement conference, mini-trial or any combination of these. 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
Ongoing service.

Department responsible
Department of Justice

How to access this service
You can apply through the court staff or the court can order you to participate in this program.

[ Service(s) offered ]

This service is available in French and English and interpreters are available if necessary

Available at

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(PDF)

Family Law Act(PDF)

Rules of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, Part 19.

Contact person(s)
NWT Court Registry
Manager, Civil Division
In Yellowknife (867) 920-8760
Toll Free in the NWT (866) 822-5864

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