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


Table 18: Law Line Statistics: Type of Inquiry

Family
Type of Inquiry 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002 All Three Years
Total %
Access 3 13 5 21 2
Maintenance 18 22 25 65 6
Divorce 43 56 42 141 13
Property 13 11 7 31 3
Custody 29 35 34 98 9
Child Welfare 0 4 7 11 1
Other 10 9 13 32 3
Unspecified 40 13 0 53 5

Civil
Type of Inquiry 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002 All Three Years
Total %
Debtor/Creditor 39 23 15 77 7
Employment 37 37 19 93 8
Wills 11 6 7 24 2
Small Claims 35 25 20 80 7
Landlord/Tenant 13 13 10 36 3
Personal Injury 11 15 4 30 3
Other 36 41 14 91 8
Criminal 55 58 32 145 13
Police Matters 9 2 3 14 1
Motor Vehicle 12 5 6 23 2
Other 17 12 28 57 5
Total Inquiries 431 400 291 1 122 101 %

Notes:

  1. Source: Compiled from Law Line database.
  2. The number of calls for which the type of inquiry was not recorded was 4 in 1999–2000, 7 in 2000–2001, and 0 in 2001–2001. The above totals are only for cases in which the type of inquiry was recorded.
  3. Data for 1999–2000 include services to what is now Nunavut.
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