There’s a shortage of lawyers in Nunavut. CBC: Nunavut’s 4 private lawyers struggle to deal with case loads
The shortage of private-sector lawyers in Nunavut has led to long waits and high costs for people needing legal services, such as buying a home.
The new territory has only four lawyers in private practice and they’re busy dealing with criminal matters.
The number of lawyers in private practice in the region has always been low, but when the territory of Nunavut was created in 1999, many of them went to work for the government.