A team of Ottawa-based lawyers will be in Iqaluit to look for clients for the Independent Assessment Process.

The process is a way for former residential school students who suffered abuse at the schools to get compensation.

The firm Nelligan O'Brien Payne will hold information sessions Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hotel Arctic.

"It's open to the public, free of course, and if anybody has any questions hopefully we can answer them, and after the presentation we can make appointments," said Marie Belleau, who speaks for the group.

The Independent Assessment Process is separate from the Common Experience Payment, but people can receive both.

The IAP is for more serious claims of sexual and physical abuse.

The deadline to apply for it is September 19.