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


Table 15: Civil and Family Legal Aid Clients Served, by Case Type

Civil
Case Type 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 - 2002
# of Approved Cases % of Total # of Approved Cases % of Total # of Approved Cases % of Total
Claim for Damages 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Claim for Injuries 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Wrongful Dismissal 0 0% 1 6% 3 19%
Administrative Law 6 43% 8 45% 8 50%
Other Civil 8 57% 9 50% 5 31%
Total 14 100% 18 101% 16 100%

Family
Case Type 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 - 2002
# of Approved Cases % of Total # of Approved Cases % of Total # of Approved Cases % of Total
Divorce 1 0% 0 0% 2 1%
Separation Agreement 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Spousal Support 5 1% 3 1% 2 1%
Child Support 79 21% 64 19% 69 19%
Custody 241 63% 198 60% 226 61%
Access 4 1% 7 2% 4 1%
Restraining Order 1 0% 0 0% 1 0%
Division of Property 7 2% 3 1% 4 1%
Possession of Matrimonial Home 0 0% 1 0% 0 0%
Child Welfare 42 11% 51 16% 62 17%
Other Family 5 1% 3 1% 1 0%
Total 385 100% 330 100% 371 101%

Notes:

  1. Source: Legal Services, Access to Justice claims.
  2. “Approved cases” is the total of “approved,” “pending” and “concluded” cases.
  3. Percentages do not necessarily total 100% due to rounding.
  4. This table does not include clients served by duty counsel lawyers under presumed eligibility.
  5. Data for 1999–2000 include clients from what is now Nunavut.
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