Legal Aid Application


What is Legal Aid?

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.

Once your application is submitted for review within approx. 8 weeks, you will receive an email or letter with your approval or denial for legal aid assistance.

If you are denied legal aid and disagree with it, you may appeal the decision to the Legal Services Board of Nunavut. You can find the policy on Appealing Legal Aid Denial here.

You can read our policies on eligibility for Family Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law here. You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Legal Aid is provided to eligible Nunavummiut based on family size, financial eligibility and legal issue that is being requested.

Apply for Legal Aid

Legal Aid Application
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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