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New! January 2014 - Madam Justice Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada to attend 2015 Mock Trial

The Nunavut Branch is delighted to confirm that the 2015 Inuksuk High School Mock Trial will once again take place with special guest the
Honorable Justice Karakatsanis of the SCC.

We thank  Ashlegh Wells, teacher at the IHS, for her support and commitment.

More to come...

November 2014   
Our new Executive is elected!

Mandy Sammurtok, President
Philip Grassie, Vice-President
Janet Rowsell, Treasurer
Daniel Albahary, Secretary
John MacLean, Past President


Mandy Sammurtok, our new President ( right hand corner)

Our Branch was delighted to welcome CBA National President, Michelle Hollins, in Iqaluit for its AGM

Michelle Hollins, Q.C. and the Minister of Justice, the Honorable Paul Okalik


June 2014

Wellness Round Table



Food and beverages will be served

Recognized Ethics & Professional Responsibility Event 

WELLNESS ROUNDTABLE Wednesday June 18 –  4:15 to 6pm ET, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Boardroom, Iqaluit

The Honorable Justice Robert A. Philp, Q.C. ;

Marian De Souza – ED of Alberta Assist ( partner of NuLAP) and Darrel Pink, CEO of the NSBS

Read more about our panel of speakers. 

 June 2014


National Aboriginal Law Conference

The CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference took place on June 19-20. 

 Read Gloria Song's article in the 2014 Summer/Fall Newsletter !

-  Agenda

May 2014

Mock Trial

The CBA Nunavut Branch annual Mock Trial took place on Monday, May 26th. 

Where: The Nunavut Court of Justice, Courtroom 1

We were delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice David W. Stratas for this event. As of December 2009 he is a Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a member ex officio of the Federal Court. Justice Strata
s is a distinguished legal practitioner, educator, author, and speaker. For more information about Justice Stratas and his legal career, you can read his full resume.


May 2013   


NEW! August 2013 Read more on Supreme Court Judge  - The Honourable Thomas Cromwell's visit to Iqaluit in May 2013 by Gloria Song - Poverty and civil law counsel at the Kitikmeot Law Centre, part of the Legal Services Board of Nunavut. 

NEW ! July 2013
Read more on Federal Court Judge - The Honourable Justice Mandamin's May 2013 presentation and visit  by Daniel Albahary -
Co-Chair of the Aborignal Section and Legal Counsel in the Legal & Constitutional Division of the Department of Justice, Government of Nunavut 


The Aboriginal Law Section of the

Canadian Bar Association, Nunavut Branch


The Law Society of Nunavut

cordially invites you to the following event:

The Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin

Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal


 “Aboriginal Restorative Justice and

the Tsuu T'ina Peacemaking Court”

Wednesday May 8, 2013

4:00 – 5:30 PM (eligible for CPD hours)



 You’re invited!

On Wednesday, June 23 at 5 p.m., the Nunavut Branch of the CBA will be hosting a talk by the Honourable Justice David Watt of the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Honourable Justice Michelle Fuerst of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Justices Watt and Fuerst will be speaking on emerging criminal law issues affecting all practitioners. 

Pizza will be served!


Wednesday, June 23, at 5 p.m.
Pizza will served as of 5 p.m.
Talk to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.


Old Courthouse (Arnakallak Building #224), Iqaluit


Please RSVP (so that we know how much pizza to order!) by return e-mail to Erin George: egeorge@gov.nu.ca


Justices Watt and Fuerst will be speaking on emerging criminal law issues affecting all practitioners. 

Likely topics include: 

  • The new approach to exclusion of evidence under s. 24(2) of the Charter (post Grant and Harrison);
  • judges' expectation of counsel in conducting jury trials; and
  • effective advocacy techniques.

About the speakers

 The Honourable Justice David Watt

  • Judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario since 2007.
  • Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario, as it then was, in 1985.
  • Authored the Ontario Court of Justice's Criminal Proceedings Rules, and the Ontario Specimen Jury Instructions (Criminal).
  •  Distinguished legal practitioner, educator and author (including of Tremeear's Annotated Criminal Code and Watt's Manual of Criminal Evidence).

The Honourable Justice Michelle Fuerst

  • Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice since 2002.
  • President of the Criminal Lawyers' Association and the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
  • Distinguished legal practitioner, educator and author, including of Tremeear's Annotated Criminal Code.

On behalf of the CBA Nunavut Branch.

Erin George
Vice President
Tel: 867-975-6354

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