Every April the Canadian Bar Association organizes events across Canada to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In BC, Law Week is a collaborative project organized through the partnership of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC), 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.
This year’s theme is Access to Justice: The Celebration of the Charter of Rights in recognition of the Charter’s 30th birthday. From April 15-22, events such as a speech contest for students, the Dial-A-Lawyer program, and the 9th annual CBABC Fun Run, will be held at various locations throughout BC.
Here at Clicklaw, we think it would be smashing if you joined us at the Vancouver Law Week Open House on Tuesday the 17th. A chance for the public and student groups to learn about the law and the legal system, this year’s Open House is being held outside the Vancouver Art Gallery from 10 am to 3pm. Clicklaw, alongside their friends from Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia , will be there to answer your questions and share what we do. We’d love to see you! You will also be able to learn specifically about Clicklaw at Law Day events in Nanaimo (on the 14th) and Victoria (on the 21st ).
To get you all primed for Law Week, check out these Clicklaw resources from CBABC: