Legal services for Nunavummiut in criminal, family, & civil law.

Legal Services for Nunavummiut

Although we receive public funding, Nunavut Legal Aid is not a government department. As a public agency, we operate independently from the Government of Nunavut.

About Us

The Legal Services Board of Nunavut (LSB) was incorporated in July 2000, pursuant to section 3(1) of the Legal Services Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c-14.  As the territory’s legal aid plan, LSB is responsible for providing legal services to financially eligible Nunavummiut in the areas of criminal, family and civil law.


Our Regional Clinics

LSB’s regional legal aid clinics are located in Cambridge Bay (Kitikmeot Law Centre), Rankin Inlet (Kivalliq Legal Services), and Iqaluit (Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik). Each clinic is staffed by a complement of family and criminal lawyers, administrative support, and court workers. Court workers are based both within the clinics and in the communities.

Kivalliq Legal Services

Kivalliq Legal Services formerly Keewatin Legal Services provides legal aid services to residents of the Kivalliq region. The clinic offers assistance with various legal matters, such as criminal law, family law, and other legal issues. The organization aims to provide access to justice for those who may not be able to afford legal representation otherwise.

Rankin Inlet
(867) 645-2536

Kitikmeot Law Centre

Located on the Southern shore of Vitoria Island, the Kitikmeot Law Centre in Cambridge Bay has the honour of being Canada’s most Northern Legal Aid Clinic.

Cambridge Bay
(867) 983-2906

Maliiganik Tukisiinakvik Legal Services

Maliignaik Tukisiiniarvik has been operating in Iqaluit since 1974. At that time and until Nunavut separated from the NWT, it was the only legal service for Nunavummiut. Since then, the clinic has grown to include many lawyers in criminal, family, and civil practice. There are also a number of Inuktut-speaking front-line staff who help clients by phone, email, or appointment. Additional services like commissioner of oaths and notary service are available by appointment.

(867) 975-6395

Legal Aid Application Process

To qualify for legal aid, you must fill out an application with a court worker in your nearest regional clinic. The worker will ask you to provide details on what you are looking for help with, as well as two pieces of ID and two current pay stubs. If you aren’t working, you may be asked for proof of income support, the last two years of your CRA Notice of Assessment, or anything else to provide your financial position.

Contact Us

To reach a Civil lawyer about housing, employment, or other matters please call:


To reach a Family lawyer about an ongoing file or a Child and Family Services case:


To reach a Criminal lawyer, please call:

KITIKMEOT: 1-833-913-2549
KIVALLIQ: 1-833-913-2551
QIKQTAALUK: 1-833-913-245
LSBN Contact Us
Legal services to Nunavummiut for criminal, family, and civil law.
LSB Headquarters
PO Box 125, Gjoa Haven
Nunavut, X0B 1J0
(867) 360-4600
The head office for the Legal Services Board of Nunavut is located in Gjoa Haven. As part of the decentralization LSB’s operations are located across Nunavut including in each regional clinic and in the head quarters.
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