SOURCE: Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

April 10, 2015 14:58 ET

Law Week 2015

Access to Justice: What Does It Mean to YOU?

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) - The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) announces Law Week 2015 is April 13-18; a week of province-wide celebrations, including public education law classes, courthouse tours, mock trials, Legal Health Checks, and a public speaking contest for high school students.

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 2015 includes events across Canada throughout the month of April. Many communities across British Columbia are hosting Law Week events.

  • Cranbrook, Tuesday, April 14
  • Kamloops, Wednesday, April 15
  • Duncan/Cowichan Valley, Thursday, April 16
  • Penticton, Friday, April 17
  • Nanaimo, Saturday, April 18
  • North Shore, Saturday, April 18
  • Vernon, Saturday, April 18
  • Victoria, Saturday, April 18
  • Terrace, Friday, April 24
  • Fort St. John, Saturday, April 25
  • Kelowna, Saturday, April 25

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

On Saturday, April 18 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) in multiple languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi.

Law Week 2015 partners are the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, the Law Foundation of BC, the Law Society of BC, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and the Vancouver Bar Association.

The Canadian Bar Association is the professional organization representing more than 38,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,700 members in British Columbia.

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