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New! January 2015

The CBA NU Branch is delighted to confirm that Madame Justice Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada will visit Iqaluit in May 2015 and preside the annual Mock Trial at the Inuksuk High School.

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2014 Mock Trial with the Honorable David W. Stratas (left with black robe)  of the Federal Court of Appeal.

The Pro Bono Section held its first ever Wills event 

Make a Will now. Rest assured later.

Read the CBC December 10, 2014 Article with Pro Bono Chair, Marc Noreau

Iqaluit Elder's Qamaq Info Session, Dec 19,2014

Left to Right : Robert Bailey, Sarah Huxford (Translation) and Marc Noreau

(The info sheets were developed based on the Government tof Nunavut's Sample Will Guide) 

  • Dec 6 event in Iqaluit. Read the Press Release in Engl and Inuktitut
  • Watch for other dates in Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet  

2014 AGM & Elections were held on November 4, Iqaluit

New Executive gets together !

Special Guest : Michelle Hollins, CBA National President

Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit  November 4th, 2014  

October 2014
Read our Summer/Fall Newsletter here

Read how our CBA Members came together
during the National Aboriginal Law Conference
to raise over $10,000 for Iqaluit’s Niqinik Nuatsivik Food Bank

Cindy Kieu with incoming cargo for the Food Bank! 


May and June 2014  
Mock Trial and National Aboriginal Law Conference

Mock trial 2014
Mock Trial, May 2014, with Justice Stratas

Another hugely successful Mock Trial with grade nine students from Inuksuk High School (IHS) took place this past May. We were happy to welcome the Honourable Justice David W. Stratas for our annual event to preside over the mock trial.  Everyone in attendance was blown away by the students performance and a big thank you goes out to all the lawyers and volunteers who made this event possible.  

We are already looking forward to next year’s mock trial, which will undoubtedly bring the legal community and its partners together for another important and incredible experience!

National Aboriginal Conference

The CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference took place June 19-20.  
Read Gloria Song's article!

Co-Chairs CIndy Kieu and Katherine Deo enjoying a small break on the Frobisher Bay!

The theme of the conference is “Nation-Building under Land Claims Agreements, Treaties and Self-Government Agreements”.  Join us at this ground-breaking summit, where we will explore the practical, on-the-ground implications and challenges of implementing modern land claim agreements, treaties, and other similar agreements.  Through the theme of Nation-building, we will examine issues such as environmental and natural resources management, governance, revenue generation, and social issues.  There is something for everyone, even if your practice doesn’t include negotiating treaties or Land Claims Agreements.

With the arctic tundra as our backdrop, we will cover a wide range of topics through a combination of plenary groups and break-out sessions and share best practices and lessons learned from leading practitioners and academics from across Canada.

- R
ead over the agenda
Check out the Iqaluit Survival Guide written by John MacLean 

August 2013 The Nunavut Branch Executive attends the CLC in Saskatoon 

Left to Right : John MacLean, Vice-President; Mark Mossey, President

2012-13 Nunavut Branch President receives congratulations from CBA President
Left to Right : Mark Mossey, Nunavut Branch President; Robert C. Brun Q.C., CBA President 

2012-13 Executive members enjoying Folk Fest evening activities
Left to right : John MacLean, Vice-President; Philip Grassie, Treasurer 

First Nation Performer : Eagle

CBA Northern friends
Left to Right : Philip Grassie;Sandra MacKenzie, NWT Branch incoming President; John MacLean

July 2013 The Nunavut Branch is in the  NATIONAL MAGAZINE:  
The wolf & the sheep  
Inuksuk - Iqaluit, Nunavut
The access to justice discussion has a different dimension in Nunavut by Beverley Spencer.

Read more

May 25, 2013 : Supreme Court Judge visits Iqaluit for Mock Trial

New!  Read more on Justice Cromwell's visit to Iqaluit by Gloria Song

The  NU Branch of the CBA is thankful to Gloria Song  who accepted their invitation in making regular contributions  to the CBA NU page and newsletter.   Ms. Song is the poverty and civil law counsel at the Kitikmeot Law Centre, part of the Legal Services Board of Nunavut. She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Mandamin at the Federal Court.  She is also a freelance journalist and a musician, and has recently discovered a passion for kayaking in the Arctic Ocean.

May 7,2013 : Federal Court Judge visits Iqaluit

New ! 
Read more on Justice Mandamin's presentation and visit
by Daniel Albahary, Co-Chair of the
Aboriginal Section

(Photo - left to right : Daniel Albahary, Honorable Justice Mandamin)

December 2012 NuLap Notice Change of Service

Nunavut Lawyers' Assistance Program for Nunavut - NuLAP

Up until now NuLap's support was offered through the Ontario Lawyer Asssistance Program - OLAP which was jointly funded by the Law Society of Upper  Canada and the Ontario insurer. However, LSUC recently decided to bring the program in-house.  

In order to insure continous coverage for Nunavut-resident lawyers, NuLAP has now engaged the services of the Alberta's Lawyers Asistance Society - ASSIST.

Effective January 1, 2013 counseling and peer support services will be provided by ASSIST which can be contacted at

1-877-498-6898 or www.albertalawyersassist.ca.

This confidential counseling service designed to assist you and your family with a wide range of personal problems affecting health, well being and professional life.

July 2012 Renewal of Agreement

Notice to Resident Members: $100 Law Society Rebate 

The Law Society and the Nunavut Branch of the Canadian Bar Association have developed a cooperative relationship designed to bring resident lawyers professional development / continuing education opportunities, with other incidental benefits, such as enhanced collegiality. To encourage resident members of the Law Society to continue to take advantage of the Branch’s activities or to become involved, the Law Society is offering a $100 rebate to its resident members who renew or join the CBA in 2012 and in the next 2 following years. 
Please contact the Law Society of Nunavut 
phone : (867)-979-2330
email : administrator@lawsociety.nu.ca

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