April 2019 Events (BC-wide, Online)

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Law Week is a national event held annually in April celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This year, events are held in communities throughout British Columbia in March, April, and May. Below is a list of what’s going on this month:

  • Regional events
    • Saturday, April 13 (10:00 am – 1:30 pm), Nanaimo Courthouse
    • Saturday, April 13 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm), Victoria Courthouse
    • Tuesday, April 16 (5:00 – 8:00 pm), Kamloops Courthouse
  • Dial-A-Lawyer Day
    • Saturday, April 13 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    • Call 604.687.3221 or 1.800.663.1919 and speak with a lawyer for FREE for up to 15 minutes about the following areas of law: business, employment, family, immigration, tort & motor vehicle, wills & estates.
  • Free Public Education Law Classes
    • April 1 – 27 (various dates)
    • For a list of all classes, locations, and contact info, visit BC Law Week 2019 website. Classes are made possible by People’s Law School. Topics include strata law, employment law, wills & estates, personal planning, and residential tenancy.
  • Student Outreach Program – Judges in the Classroom
    • Schools are invited to use an online booking application to request BC Provincial Court judges and BC sheriffs to present at their location – either in-person or by a live video presentation.
  • Courthouse Orientation and Court Watching
    • Any group in the community is welcome to take part in the Justice System Education Program. Participants visit the courthouse, speak with justice system professionals and experience court in action. Click here to book your group online.

Professional development sessions for Amici Curiae friends, volunteers, and institutional partners:

  • Drafting Financial Statement Affidavits When Violence is Involved
    • Tuesday, April 2 (5:30 – 7:00 pm)
    • Vancouver – Justice Education Society, 260 800 Hornby St.
    • Webinar access available
    • Cost: Amici Curiae volunteers and firm accountant volunteers: free/Single Seat Rate (in-person and webinar): $157.50
  • Human Rights Primer
    • Tuesday, April 30 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)
    • Vancouver – Justice Education Society, 260 800 Hornby St.
    • Webinar access available
    • Cost: Amici Curiae volunteers and firm accountant volunteers: free/Single Seat Rate (in-person and webinar): $157.50

For individuals with a disability and their families, friends, caregivers, and support workers:

  • Working with Lawyers
    • Friday, April 26 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    • Webinar
    • Free for support workers who are supporting women navigating a variety of legal systems with the help of a lawyer

Stay informed:

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