Court Disruption due to Wildire Activity

The Territorial Court has cancelled court sittings in Fort Liard on May 15 & 16 per the Directive at this link.

2024-05-16 : The Sheriff’s Office is experiencing Issues with the toll-free number that is published on Jury Summonses. Please use any of the following methods to contact the Sheriff’s Office:

  • Phone: 1-867-873-7620 or
  • Call Collect: 0-867-873-7620
  • Email:
  • Fax: 1-867-873-0188
  • Mail: Sheriff’s Office, PO BOX 550, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4


  • The Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories is the Northwest Territories’ highest appellate court. It hears criminal and civil appeals from the Supreme Court and Territorial Court. An appeal may be of an acquittal, a conviction and/or a sentence in criminal matters or a judgment or order, in the case of civil or family...
  • The Supreme Court is the superior court of record in the Northwest Territories. Its judges are appointed by the federal government. The Supreme Court is based in Yellowknife and also sits in other communities throughout the Northwest Territories as the need arises. It sits with and without a jury. It also exercises powers of judicial...
  • The Territorial Court hears the majority of criminal cases in the Northwest Territories. It holds preliminary hearings and non-jury trials in communities throughout the Northwest Territories, visiting them regularly on regional circuits. The Territorial Court schedule and list of upcoming matters are accessible by the public. The Court has jurisdiction over all summary conviction offences...
The list of matters set before the Courts of the Northwest Territories by location and date.