9 Nov 2020

Tender Expressions of Interest

The Law Society of the Northwest Territories –  Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The Law Society of the Northwest Territories is an independent body established under the Legal Profession Act with responsibility for governing the legal profession in the public interest.

Of the six members who make up the Executive Committee, five are lawyers elected by the members of the Law Society, and one is a Layperson appointed by the Commissioner. All Executive Committee members serve a three-year term.

Expressions of Interest
Layperson – Executive Committee

The Law Society of the Northwest Territories is seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in serving as a Layperson on the Executive Committee of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories. The Executive is responsible for managing and conducting the affairs of the Society.

The Law Society strives to be inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. Indigenous candidates, including anyone of Dene, Inuit or Metis decent, are encouraged to apply for the position of Layperson.

Applicants cannot be current or previous members of any law society.

This role requires scheduling flexibility as well as the ability and time to review materials prepared for meetings which occur every month. The Layperson will participate fully in the deliberations and policy decisions of the Executive Committee, bringing the views of the public to the discussions.

The time commitment required is variable but is estimated to be between 10 and 20 days per year. There is no remuneration or honoraria provided. Any interested individual should have experience in participating on boards and/or committees.

Following a recommendation by the Society, the appointment is made by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Further information on the Law Society can be found at: www.lawsociety.nt.ca. For further information on the Layperson position, and to request the application form, please contact the Law Society at 867 873 3828.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020


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