LAW DAY 2008: Saturday, April 19

The Law Society’s CEO, Tim McGee, checks in with Alan TreleavenTwenty-eight public and non-profit organizations — including the Law Society — were represented at Vancouver’s Law Day 2008. Law Day is part of Law Week, a national event convened by the Canadian Bar Association every April since 1983 to commemorate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This year’s Law Day theme was Access to Justice: Breaking Down the Barriers. Events included courthouse tours, mock trials, citizenship ceremonies, public speaking and essay contests for students, Dial-a-Lawyer clinics, free law classes and a free public forum in Vancouver.

The Law Society provides partial funding for Law Week events sponsored by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

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