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Services offered The Commission d`aide juridique provides legal representation to eligible persons by staff lawyers and lawyers for lawyers in the private sector who apply to the Civil Law Committee of the Commission d`aide juridique. Three legal aid offices provide services: the Yellowknife Legal Aid Clinic, the Somba K`e Legal Aid Clinic and the Community Legal Aid Clinic. All clinics are located in Yellowknife. Legal aid is granted after financial eligibility has been established and an opinion on the merits has been received. Legal aid is available for a number of family law matters, including: custody, access, child support, spousal support, injunctions, child protection, amendments to existing orders, divorce related to child support, custody or access, and to some extent some property division issues. Legal aid also offers part-time work to help people with limited resources. The Community Legal Aid Clinic provides services in Yellowknife from its own space and in more remote communities through travel and technology. To date, outreach services have been provided in almost all communities in the Northwest Territories. The outreach program also provides mandatory counselling services in the two Family Chambers of the Supreme Court and in child protection proceedings of the Territorial Court. The Government of the Northwest Territories is offering a free half-day parenting workshop after separation for separating or divorcing parents. Participants will learn things like: the legal process and legal issues, options for resolving family disputes, the impact a separation can have on you and your children, great ways to connect with your children and ex-partner, develop a parenting plan, introduce a new partner, and more.

The Legal Aid Program is a cost-shared program that provides provinces and territories with a contribution to the provision of legal aid services to economically disadvantaged persons. This cooperation in the field of legal aid between the Federation and the provinces is based on the shared responsibility of the criminal justice system of the federal government within its constitutional jurisdiction over criminal law and criminal procedure and of the provincial and territorial governments within their constitutional jurisdiction over the administration of justice. including legal aid. A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes regarding your estate after your death. Your estate is your property and all other property that belongs to you. More information on available legal aid research reports is available on the Department of Justice`s Reports and Publications website. Federal funding supports the capacity of provinces and territories to provide criminal and juvenile justice legal aid, immigration and refugee legal aid, and legal aid in public safety and counter-terrorism matters. Legal Aid offers an outreach clinic that offers up to 2 hours of confidential legal advice. As provinces and territories provide legal aid services, they are responsible for ensuring that legal aid is available in both official languages, when required. If approved, a lawyer from the Legal Counsel Committee will be appointed to represent you. If you are at risk of life imprisonment, you can choose a lawyer based in the Northwest Territories to represent you.

The M.M. Public Legal Resource Centre de Weerdt provides legal resources to judges, lawyers and the public. The Centre maintains a collection of legal information in paper and electronic format. To apply for legal aid, you must make an appointment with one of Yellowknife`s legal aid offices or a municipal court clerk for help completing an application. The Legal Aid Program provides funding to the provinces through its Criminal Contribution Agreements and to the territories through the Consolidated Access to Court Services Agreements, to: Here are three manuals provided by the Canadian Judicial Council to self-represented court members. Since legal aid is a cost-sharing program between the federal and provincial and territorial governments, funding for the federal contribution to the delivery of legal aid services is provided directly to provincial and territorial governments.