Law Week 2010
The Law Society continued its annual sponsorship of Law Week, which ran from April 11 to 17, 2010. Law Week is a national event that has been held every April since the Canadian Bar Association started it in 1983 to commemorate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Several lawyers throughout the province volunteer to make it a success.
The week involves a number of events, one of which is Law Day; it is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about some of the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy. As part of this year’s Law Day, the Law Society and other legal organizations provided displays at an open house for the public at locations in Vancouver and Victoria. Law Society staff Stuart Cameron and Lesley Small (above), Etienne van Eck and Alan Treleaven and Benchers Kathryn Berge, QC and Stacy Kuiack staffed the Law Society’s tables and answered people’s questions about how they benefit from the services and effective regulation of lawyers that the Society provides. This year’s Law Day theme was Access to Justice: Justice for All.