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Table 16: Civil and Family Cases by Year in all NWT Courts
Court Level and Location Case Type Year
2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30, 2002
Territorial
Yellowknife Civil 142 119 61
Child Welfare 18 32 14
Maintenance Enforcement 76 114 59
Total Yellowknife 236 265 134
Hay River Civil 62 61 12
Child Welfare 5 12 4
Maintenance Enforcement 11 2 0
Total Hay River 78 75 16
Inuvik Civil 5 17 17
Child Welfare 3 12 11
Maintenance Enforcement 4 25 0
Total Inuvik 12 54 28
All Sites Civil 209 197 90
Child Welfare 26 56 29
Maintenance Enforcement 91 141 59
Total All Sites 326 394 178
Supreme Court (only sites in Yellowknife) Bank Act , Bankruptcy, Estates 116 104 27
Other Civil 266 364 58
Adoption 57 60 42
Divorce 33 75 9
Total 472 603 136
Court of Appeal Appeals 16 26 11

Notes:

  1. Source: Court Services, Department of Justice, GNWT.
  2. Supreme Court “other civil” includes child support, custody, and access cases.
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