COVID-19

Since March 2020, the Courts of the Northwest Territories have issued Directives in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. These Directives were adjusted over time, to reflect the evolution of the public health situation. All the measures that had been put in place have been lifted and all court operations have returned to normal until further notice.

Changes to court schedules in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, the Courts of the Northwest Territories have directed that no hearings be scheduled on that day. This has been reflected on the posted court schedules commencing in 2021 and will be observed annually. Emergency hearings and statutorily required hearings such as appearances before Justices of the Peace following arrest may be scheduled as required.

NWT Courts response to COVID 19

Since March 2020, the Courts of the Northwest Territories have issued Directives in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. These Directives were adjusted over time, to reflect the evolution of the public health situation. All the measures that had been put in place have either already been lifted or will soon be:

Supreme Court: Supreme Court Directive on COVID-19 *updated on May 24, 2022

Territorial Court: Territorial Court Directive on COVID-19 *updated on May 19, 2022

Court registries: Registry service resumption notice on COVID-19 *updated on July 15, 2020.

See this summary of COVID-19 precautions that are in place for court hearings. *updated March 31, 2022

For further information please contact the nearest court registry

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