Canadian Bar Association British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association British Columbia

April 07, 2014 20:05 ET

Law Week 2014

Access to Justice: What does it mean to YOU?

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 7, 2014) - The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, is proud to announce that Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed April 6-12, 2014 Law Week in Vancouver. 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 2014 includes events across Canada throughout the month of April. Activities in Vancouver include: April 5.

  • Barry Sullivan Law Cup public speaking contest for Law 11 and 12 students, Tuesday, April 8
  • Free public law classes on a variety of topics including Wills and Estates, Landlord and Tenant, Consumer Law/Scams to Avoid, Family Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law, and General Mediation (various dates and locations April 7-10)
  • Free tours of the Vancouver Courthouse (Thursday, April 10)

All activity details can be found at www.bclawweek.org.

On Saturday, April 12 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 and Trust, Tort and Motor Vehicle Accident, Immigration, Business, Criminal, Employment).

The Canadian Bar Association is the professional organization representing more than 38,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,900 members in British Columbia.

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Contact Information

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