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Glen is based in Yellowknife and acts for public and private sector clients on a range of Aboriginal, regulatory and employment matters. Clients are "very impressed with him on many levels - he definitely delivers a high level of service and brings some significant expertise to the table." 

- Chambers Canada, 2018 Guide

Glen practices in the areas of administrative, public, litigation and employment law. Glen represents individuals, corporations, municipalities and governments in a variety of sectors in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, including construction, mining, and resource development.

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Glen worked as a Staff Lawyer at Legal Aid, and as Legal Counsel for the Northwest Territories Department of Justice. In these roles, he has appeared in the Territorial and Supreme Courts of the Northwest Territories, on matters dealing with administrative law, human rights, labour relations, and judicial reviews of administrative decisions. Glen clerked with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and articled with Lawson Lundell and Legal Aid Saskatchewan.

Glen has over a decade of experience with the Government of the Northwest Territories, and during that time, has served as a Policy Advisor and as Director of Policy and Planning with the Department of Justice. In these roles, Glen worked on numerous legislative initiatives and has been intimately involved with the development of legislation within the government from the ground up. His experience in this area includes issue identification for legislation, research and development of government policy, drafting and review of legislative proposals, instruction for legislative drafters and review of draft bills for consistency with policy objectives.

Glen also conducts workplace investigations for employers when allegations of harassment or discrimination are made.

Professional Activities

  • Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
  • Law Society of the Northwest Territories, President
  • Law Society of Nunavut, Active Member
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, Active Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Northwest Territories branch, President (2012-2013)

Community Activities

  • St. John Ambulance NWT/NU Chapter, Chair
  • St. John Ambulance Canada, Member, Priory Council and Priory Executive Committee

Personal Interests

  • Avid outdoor enthusiast.

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2018: recognized for Administrative and Public Law and Municipal Law
  • Chambers Canada 2017: recognized in the General Business Law: Northern Canada and Arctic category 



  • Assisting municipalities, hamlets, and aboriginal organizations with the drafting and interpretation of bylaws.
  • Conducting workplace investigations for various governmental bodies.
  • Represented a financing firm in obtaining a summary judgement in the amount of $4.5 million against a diamond company after they failed to live up to the terms of the loan agreement.
  • Represented a development company after claiming that they were unreasonably applied a Do Not Occupy Order and Fire Watch Order at its newly-developed condo building following a fire at a nearby building.

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Glen Rutland, Lawson Lundell Photo
t 867.669.5535
f 867.920.2206

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • Nunavut (2013)
  • Northwest Territories (2010)
  • Saskatchewan (2010)


University of Saskatchewan (LL.B., with great distinction, 2009)

Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology (Cert. in Public Relations, 1996)

University of Waterloo (B.A., Pol. Sc., 1995)

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