Kivalliq Legal Services

420 Rankin Inlet
Nunavut, X0C 0G0

About the Clinic

The office provides criminal law representation for residents in Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Repulse Bay, Arviat, Coral Harbour and Whale Cove. We have three resident criminal lawyers working in our Rankin Inlet office who travel to the other communities for the court circuits and occasionally at other times.

Our two resident family law lawyers provide family law representation to clients, with legal aid certificates, throughout Nunavut. We also answer the toll free Family Law Line for Nunavut residents throughout the territory and provide summary advice family law consultations free of charge.

Our Rankin Inlet office staff includes a reception/administrative assistant. We have two resident court workers and one in Arviat who assist with all manner of duties within and outside of court including taking legal aid applications and serving documents.

Kivalliq Legal Services does not have a poverty/civil lawyer but we can refer clients to the appropriate lawyer in the other two legal clinics in Nunavut. We also provide commissioner of oaths and notarization services for persons who can attend personally in our offices.

Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We are closed on statutory holidays and for most of the Christmas school break each year.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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