Legal Service Provision in Northern Canada
Summary of Research in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

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FIGURES AND TABLES

  • Table 2.1 - Summary of Research Methodologies
  • Table 3.1 - Legal Service Organization Mandates
  • Table 3.2 - Resources for Legal Service Provision
  • Table 3.3 - Approved Applications for Legal Aid (1999-2002 inclusive)
  • Table 3.4 - Applications Denied (Percentage of Received 2000-01) and Primary Reasons for Denial
  • Table 4.1 - Unmet Need Resulting from Geography and Culture
  • Table 5.1 - Unmet Need Resulting from the Circuit Court Structure
  • Table 6.1 - Differences in Courtworker Service Provision
  • Table 6.2 - Unmet Need for Courtworker Services
  • Table 7.1 - Unmet Need Resulting from Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Table 8.1 - Unmet Need in Civil and Family Law
  • Table 9.1 - Unmet Need Prior to First Appearance
  • Table 11.1 - Current Methods of PLEI Delivery
  • Table 11.2 - Unmet Need for PLEI
  • Table 14.1 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in the Northwest Territories
  • Table 14.2 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in Nunavut
  • Table 14.3 - Proposed Solutions to Areas of Unmet Need in the Yukon

ACRONYMS

CW
Courtworker
CYFN
Council of Yukon First Nations
DVTO
Domestic Violence Treatment Option (Yukon)
FVPA
Family Violence Protection Act (Yukon)
GNWT
Government of the Northwest Territories
JP
Justice of the Peace
JP court
Justice of the Peace court
LSB
Legal Services Board (N.W.T.)
MVA
Motor Vehicle Act (Yukon)
NCJ
Nunavut Court of Justice
NLSB
Nunavut Legal Services Board
N.W.T.
Northwest Territories
PLEI
Public Legal Education and Information
RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
YCJA
Youth Criminal Justice Act
YLSS
Yukon Legal Services Society
YPLEA
Yukon Public Legal Education Association
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