Almost everyone at some point in their life comes into contact with the legal system, whether they are charged with an offence, handed a ticket, have a will made up, or sign a contract. The law affects us all. The more that people know about the law and their rights, the richer we are as a society.
I’m proud to sponsor Law Week. I want to contribute to public education about the important role of lawyers and judges in the justice system.
What is Law Week?
Law Week was created by the Canadian Bar Association in 1983, as an annual, national event to celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Public events are taking place this month throughout BC, including mock trials, courthouse tours, question and answer periods with judges and lawyers, K-9 unit demos, and more.