Celebrate Law Week: April 16 – 25
Law Week 2009, with its theme “Access to Justice: Public Confidence in the Justice System,” is being held from April 16 to 25 and features hosted events in the Cowichan Valley, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Vancouver and Victoria.
Hundreds of lawyers around the province volunteer their time to Law Week events to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to provide the public with an opportunity to find out more about the law and the legal system. Events include mock trials, free law classes, citizenship ceremonies, courthouse tours and a free public forum in Vancouver.
The series of events is sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), in partnership with the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, the Law Foundation of BC, the People’s Law School, the Vancouver Bar Association and the Law Society of BC.
For more information on events throughout BC during Law Week, visit bclawweek.org.