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


Table 7: Legal Aid Application Denials

Criminal Adult
  1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
Total Applications 804 500 479
Total Denied 92 50 62
Percentage Denied 11% 10% 13%

Criminal Youth
  1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
Total Applications 63 48 57
Total Denied 4 5 4
Percentage Denied 6% 10% 7%

Civil
  1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
Total Applications 42 50 41
Total Denied 26 31 24
Percentage Denied 62% 62% 59%

Family
  1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
Total Applications 803 676 569
Total Denied 329 316 188
Percentage Denied 41% 47% 33%

Combined
  1999 – 2000 2000 – 2001 2001 – 2002
Total Applications 1712 1277 1146
Total Denied 451 402 278
Percentage Denied 26% 31% 24%

Notes:

  1. Source: compiled from Access to Justice Claims.
  2. 1999–2000 data include applications and denials from what is now Nunavut.
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