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.

Schedule

Each court maintains a sitting schedule when judges will hear cases. The court docket (the list of matters before the court) is created by assigning matters to sittings. A matter identifies a case and the step in the judicial process to be undertaken by the court. Parties to a case (involved persons or businesses) are often required to appear in court when matters for their case are heard.

  • The list of matters set before the Courts of the Northwest Territories by location and date.
  • The list of persons and businesses appearing in court today, and the location and time of the sitting in which they will appear.
  • Information on planned court sittings and the planning process.
  • PDF versions of the court dockets - the matters set before each court. Access to some dockets is restricted for privacy reasons and requires a password.
The list of matters set before the Courts of the Northwest Territories by location and date.