The Law Society and Law Week 2013

Once again, the Law Society of BC co-sponsored Law Week, an annual Canadian Bar Association event celebrating the ­signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Law Week is an opportunity for the public to learn about the law and the ­institutions that form the cornerstones of the legal system. The theme of 2013 Law Week was, “Access to justice: the role of public opinion.”

This year, the Law Society sponsored the Law Day open houses in Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Nanaimo, North Vancouver and Vancouver. The open houses were held between April 11 and April 27 and included tours of the courthouses, mock trials and a citizenship ceremony.

In addition to sponsoring the open houses, the Law Society also made its ­senior staff and first vice-president available for media interviews about access to justice and the Law Society’s mandate to protect the public interest in the administration of justice.

A number of interviews were conducted with, among others, journalists from The Province, CBC, CFAX and Kamloops Daily News.

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