Law Week is a national event held annually in April celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Originated by the Canadian Bar Association and first held in Canada in 1983, Law Week provides an excellent opportunity for the profession to educate the public about the vital role that lawyers and the judiciary serve in guaranteeing an open, independent and unbiased judicial system.
The next Law Day in Canada will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Law Week events are held in communities throughout British Columbia in April.
In British Columbia, Law Week is a collaborative project organized through the partnership of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Vancouver Bar Association.
Law Week events are made possible through the efforts of hundreds of lawyers who donate thousands of hours of volunteer time across Canada.
Legal Health Checks
In honour of Law Day, the CBA launched 9 new legal health checks.
Check them out!
Free Legal Resources
Access to Justice doesn't end with Law Week. There are many resources available to the public like Dial-A-Law: a library of scripts prepared by lawyers with general information on several topics.
Lawyer Referral Service
This program enables the public to access lawyers and provides the opportunity to have a consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 plus tax.