VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) announces Law Week 2016 is April 11-16; a week of province-wide celebrations, including public education law classes, courthouse tours, mock trials, Legal Health Checks, a public speaking contest for high school students, a Twitter Town Hall with Chief Judge of British Columbia’s Provincial Court Thomas Crabtree.
Law Week is a national celebration of the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and an opportunity to learn more about the justice system; what the legal community does; and what legal resources are available.
Law Week 2016 includes events across Canada throughout the month of April, and beyond. Many communities across British Columbia are hosting Law Week events.
- Masset, Monday, April 11
- Kamloops, Tuesday, April 12
- Duncan, Thursday, April 14
- Nanaimo, Thursday, April 14
- Kelowna, Thursday, April 14
- Penticton, Friday, April 15
- Victoria, Saturday, April 16
- Nelson, Saturday, April 23
- Terrace, Friday, May 13
- Fort St. John, Saturday, May 14
All event details can be found at www.bclawweek.org.
On Saturday, April 16 the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch will hold its province-wide “Dial-A-Lawyer” day from 10 am – 2 pm. Residents in British Columbia are invited to call toll-free at 1.800.663.1919 to speak with a lawyer for up to 15 minutes at no cost in seven different areas of law: Family, Wills & Estates, Tort & Motor Vehicle Accident, Immigration, Business, Criminal, Employment.
Law Week 2016 partners are the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, the Law Foundation of BC, the Law Society of BC, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and the Vancouver Bar Association.