Legal Aid, Courtworker, and Public Legal Education and Information Needs in the Northwest Territories


Table 14: Courtworker Services

Adult Criminal
Type of Service 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court
Criminal Code 795 1408 1138 1675 920 1915
Territorial/Bylaw 220 268 415 306 260 268
PLEI 211 499 43 65 0 16
Community Justice 78 317 111 280 117 181
Other 239 438 54 517 25 304
Legal Aid Applications - - - - 9 20
Referrals - - - - 18 7
Total 1543 2930 1761 2843 1349 2711

Youth Criminal
Type of Service 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court
Criminal Code 226 401 295 419 142 194
Territorial/Bylaw 107 168 230 188 105 131
PLEI 53 121 0 5 0 4
Community Justice 41 87 73 74 32 34
Other 54 136 14 156 1 5
Legal Aid Applications - - - - 4 17
Referrals - - - - 20 77
Total 481 913 612 842 304 462

Civil
Type of Service 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court In Court Not in Court
Family 46 997 64 1312 24 995
Child Welfare 5 88 52 239 15 333
Change of Name 2 29 1 57 3 42
Landlord Tenant - 44 3 93 1 67
Community Justice - - - - 2 160
Referrals - - - - 1 180
Social Assistance - - - - 0 14
WCB Matter - - - - 0 5
Mental Health - - - - 0 10
Debtor/Creditor/Bankruptcy - - - - 0 12
CPP and Employment Ins. - - - - 0 13
Legal Aid Applications - - - - 1 264
Employment/Labour Standards - - - - 0 32
Other Civil 35 1161 41 762 28 549
Total 88 2319 161 2463 75 2676
Combined Total 2112 6162 2534 6148 1728 5849

Notes:

  1. Source: Adapted from Legal Services Access to Justice claims.
  2. New civil and criminal categories were created in the 2001–2002 Access to Justice Claim. In the two previous years these categories were included in the category "other civil" or, for criminal matters, in "other."
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