The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Commissioner in Executive Council regarding the appointment of territorial judges. Similarly, the Committee makes recommendations to the Commissioner regarding the appointment of deputy territorial judges.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Justice
Territorial Court Act (NWT)
Members include the Chief Judge and another territorial judge designated by the Chief Judge in consultation with the other territorial judges; two members appointed by the Law Society of the Northwest Territories; and four people who are neither judges nor lawyers appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members to the Committee.
The Chairperson of the Advisory Committee shall be chosen in accordance with subsection 5.3.(4) of the Act.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is five members, including at least three members who are territorial judges or members of the Law Society and two other members.
Members are appointed by the appropriate appointing authority under section 5.3 of the Territorial Court Act (NWT).
A member holds office for a term not exceeding three years. The Chief Judge and another territorial judge designated by the Chief Judge hold office during good behaviour.
Time and Travel Requirements
Members may conduct meetings in person or by way of teleconference.
Historically, members have not received any remuneration for serving on the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee.
Other than the Chief Judge and another territorial judge designated by the Chief Judge in consultation with the other territorial judges, the Law Society of the Northwest Territories and the Commissioner in Executive Council shall recognize the diversity of the population and the gender balance of the Northwest Territories when appointing members.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||The Honourable Judge Jeannie Scott
|2. Member||The Hon. Garth Malakoe
|2022-09-06||At Pleasure||n/a||The Chief Judge in consultation with the other territorial judges|
|Sarah Arngna'naaq||2022-03-28||2024-03-31||1st term||Law Society of the Northwest Territories|
|Leanne Dragon||2022-03-28||2024-03-31||2nd term||Law Society of the Northwest Territories|
|5. Member||Helena Katz||2022-07-14||2025-07-13||1st term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
|6. Member||Lydia Bardak||2022-09-01||2025-08-31||1st term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
|7. Member||Dr. Raymond Case||2022-07-14||2025-07-13||3rd term||Commissioner in Executive Council|
|8. Member||Rose Lamouelle||2022-07-14||2025-07-13||6th term||Commissioner in Executive Council|