The Criminal Registry deals with the administration of all criminal court sittings in the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Nunavut Justice of the Peace Court and Youth Criminal Court sittings.
Criminal Clerks provide support for the administration of criminal court proceedings by preparing all of the paperwork that comes out of a criminal appearance such as probation orders, DNA orders, and documents prepared when someone is sentenced to jail and documenting what has happened in a criminal court matter by keeping track of what happens, a process called updating endorsements.
Criminal Clerks in Nunavut are also responsible for transporting documents and technology such as printers and computers to circuit court locations so that a court sitting can take place. Criminal Clerks sit in court with judges. They are required to open and close court, keep track and monitor court recordings, accept documents and exhibits in court, swear in witnesses, and provide whatever assistance a judge on at a court sitting needs.
While not in court, Criminal Clerks work in the Criminal Registry where they accept and file documents from the policing and enforcement services such RCMP and municipal by-law, lawyers and justice system participants.
An important part of the role of a Criminal Clerk is to make sure that documents that are being filed in Criminal Court follow the criminal rules of court and the practice directives. Criminal Clerks are not lawyers. They are not able to give legal advice to people about court matters or legal issues.
Iqaluit Criminal Registry
Address: Nunavut Justice Centre (Bldg 510) PO Box 297 Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0 Canada
Call: 867-975-6101 or Toll Free 1-866-286-0546
Filing Hours: 9:30 am – 12 noon (EST) and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm