The Law Day 2011 theme is Access to Justice: The Changing Face of Law. Law Day events provide the public with the opportunity to learn about the law, the legal profession and some of the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our Canadian democracy. Law Week events in British Columbia will include Dial-A-Lawyer, mock trials, a public speaking contest for students, free law classes, citizenship ceremonies, courthouse tours, a free public forum and a fun run in Vancouver.The dates and events are as follows:
Law Day events will be held in communities throughout British Columbia in April. In British Columbia, Law Week is a collaborative project organized through the partnership of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Vancouver Bar Association.
Vernon: Saturday, April 16th. Events include: Mock trial , RCMP, Specialized Victims, legal aid, sheriffs, tours of the court house and cells, and a composition competition for elementary and high schools.
Cranbrook: Wednesday, April 27th. Events include: Mock Trial will be held at the Key City Theatre at 7:00pm. The theatre is donated through the generosity of our Key City Theatre Society.
Kamloops: Wednesday, April 6th. Events include: Cell and vehicle tours by sheriffs, RCMP dogs, RCMP drug and forensic displays, Court house library tour and a Billy Miner display, Treasure hunt for kids, Community organization displays, ICBC display, and a Mock trial (based on Peter Pan).
Kelowna: Wednesday, April 13. Events include: Girl Guide arrests and a mock trial, RCMP dogs, RCMP motorcycle demonstration, Courthouse and cell tours, Poster Contest and scavenger hunt, Community displays and a BBQ.
Nanaimo: Saturday, April 9th. Events include: The Trial of Hansel and Gretel with a real judge, RCMP lecture, Police K-9 Unit Demonstrations, Panel of two judges and a Crown counsel with questions from the public, tour of the Sheriff’s Van, Resource Tables and Information, and a Wills & Estates Skit with the big bad wolf.
Victoria: April 16, 2011. Events include: Mock Trial: Harry Potter, Police k-9 Unit Demonstrations, Community Forum: Q&A on The Changing Face of Law, Tour of Sherriff’s vehicles, Tour of court cells, The Provincial Mock Trial Competition, Resource tables and Information, Passport to Justice (Treasure Hunt with various door prizes and give-a-aways) and Police Presentation on Ecstasy.
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