Become a Member

In order to lawfully practice law in Nunavut, you need to either:

  1. Get called to the Nunavut Bar
  2. Obtain a Restricted Appearance Certificate (RAC) from the Law Society of Nunavut. 

Many lawyers practising in the South are familiar with the National Mobility Agreement, which allows lawyers the ability to practice for a certain period of time in other jurisdictions without a formal call. 

The National Mobility Agreement does not apply in Nunavut. Nunavut is signatory to the Territorial Mobility Agreement ( November 2011).

Regular Membership

Regular membership allows lawyers to actively practice law in the Territory. To apply for regular membership, use the following documents:

Completed applications received by the administrator are submitted to the members of the Membership and Admissions Committee every third Monday. Consult the Timeline and approval process for more information.

Two Other Ways to Practice Law in Nunavut

  1. A Restricted Appearance Certificate (RAC) allows lawyers to actively practice law in the Territory on up to three (3) legal matters for the period of one year.
  2. The Canadian Legal Advisor (CLA) Certificate is for lawyers with a Bachelor of Civil Law.