This page provides information about planned court sittings in the Northwest Territories. The court dockets provide detailed information about matters to be heard during specific sittings.
Justice of the Peace Court scheduling
Community sittings for the Justice of the Peace Court are set 6 months in advance. A scheduled sitting in a community may be cancelled and/or rescheduled with short notice. Please contact your local Court Registry office or RCMP detachment to confirm the sitting, or to add a docket to the schedule.
Territorial Court scheduling
Community sittings for the Territorial Court are set at least 6 months in advance. A scheduled sitting in a community may be cancelled and/or rescheduled with short notice. Please contact your local Court Registry office to confirm the sitting.
Supreme Court scheduling
Regular chambers sittings of the Supreme Court are held in Yellowknife as follows:
- Criminal chambers on Mondays at 10:00 AM in courtroom 101
- Family chambers on Thursdays at 10:00 AM in courtroom 301
- Protection Against Family Violence chambers on Thursdays as required at 2:00 PM in courtroom 301
- Civil chambers on Fridays at 10:00 AM in courtroom 301
Matters may be scheduled to regular chambers dates without prior approval of the court (i.e. returnable date on originating documents) but are limited to 30 minutes. For matters that are expected to take more than 30 minutes a special chambers date must be sought from the Office of the Clerk.
Criminal list scheduling is held four times per year to establish the Supreme Court criminal pending list.
Court of Appeal scheduling
Regular sittings of the Court of Appeal are held in Yellowknife four times per year. List scheduling is held four times per year to speak to the Court of Appeal pending list of outstanding appeals.