Kivalliq Legal Services

Kivalliq Legal Services is located at 18-4 Avinngaq Street ( known locally as “the new blue building”), Rankin Inlet, Nunavut .

The office provides criminal law representation for residents in Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Repulse Bay, Arviat, Coral Harbour and Whale Cove. We have three resident criminal lawyers working in our Rankin Inlet office who travel to the other communities for the court circuits and occasionally at other times.


Our two resident family law lawyers provide family law representation to clients, with legal aid certificates, throughout Nunavut. We also answer the toll free Family Law Line for Nunavut residents throughout the territory and provide summary advice family law consultations free of charge.

Our Rankin Inlet office staff includes a reception/administrative assistant. We have two resident court workers and one in Arviat who assist with all manner of duties within and outside of court including taking legal aid applications and serving documents.

Kivalliq Legal Services does not have a poverty/civil lawyer but we can refer clients to the appropriate lawyer in the other two legal clinics in Nunavut. We also provide commissioner of oaths and notarization services for persons who can attend personally in our offices.

Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We are closed on statutory holidays and for most of the Christmas school break each year.