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


Table 19: Law Line Statistics: Source of Referral
Source of Referral for Caller 1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
# % of total # % of total # % of total
Legal Aid 119 27% 116 28% 85 29%
Law Firm/private lawyer 128 29% 122 30% 98 34%
Courts (Registry, Librarian, Clerk, etc.) 15 3% 19 5% 10 3%
Courtworker 10 2% 6 1% 7 2%
RCMP 10 2% 6 1% 1 0%
Government Office 8 8% 33 8% 18 6%
None/self 101 23% 88 22% 54 19%
Other 19 4% 17 4% 18 6%
Total 435 98% 407 99% 291 99%

Notes:

  1. Source: compiled from Law Line database.
  2. Percentages do not necessarily total 100% due to rounding.
  3. Data for 1999–2000 include formal service to what is now Nunavut.
  4. Callers frequently mentioned more than one source of referral. The first one was recorded for purposes of this table.
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