Canadian Bar Association British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association British Columbia

April 07, 2014 20:25 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 the Honorable Suzanne Anton, QC Attorney General and Minister of Justice has proclaimed April 6-12, 2014 Law Week in British Columbia. 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. Many communities across British Columbia are hosting Law Week events. The celebrations began in Nanaimo on Saturday, April 5. Upcoming events take place in:

  • Cranbrook, Thursday, April 10
  • Terrace, Thursday, April 10
  • Penticton, Friday, April 11
  • Vernon, Saturday, April 12
  • Victoria, Saturday, April 12
  • Kelowna, Saturday, April 12
  • North Shore, Saturday, April 12
  • Fort St. John, Saturday, April 26

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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