SOURCE: Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch

April 11, 2016 13:00 ET

Law Week 2016 -- Access to Justice: What Does It Mean to YOU

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) announces Law Week 2016 is April 11-16; a week of province-wide celebrations, including public education law classes, courthouse tours, mock trials, Legal Health Checks, a public speaking contest for high school students, a Twitter Town Hall with Chief Judge of British Columbia's Provincial Court Thomas Crabtree.

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 2016 includes events across Canada throughout the month of April, and beyond. Many communities across British Columbia are hosting Law Week events.

  • Masset, Monday, April 11
  • Kamloops, Tuesday, April 12
  • Duncan, Thursday, April 14
  • Nanaimo, Thursday, April 14
  • Kelowna, Thursday, April 14
  • Penticton, Friday, April 15
  • Victoria, Saturday, April 16
  • Nelson, Saturday, April 23
  • Terrace, Friday, May 13
  • Fort St. John, Saturday, May 14

All event details can be found at

On Saturday, April 16 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, Tort & Motor Vehicle Accident, Immigration, Business, Criminal, and Employment.

Law Week 2016 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 36,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,600 members in British Columbia.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact for Photo and Interview Opportunities:
    Maureen Cameron
    The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
    Tel: 604.646.7850

    The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
    845 Cambie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5T3
    Toll-free: 1.800.669.9601