Law Day 2009 will provide the public with the opportunity to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our Canadian democracy.
On Saturday, April 25th from 10AM to 3PM all residents of the Greater Vancouver area are invited to come down to the Central Vancouver Public Library, located at 350 West Georgia Street (between Homer, Hamilton and Robson Streets). At Law Day, the public can learn what the justice system is doing to keep us safe on the streets and in our homes while upholding the rights of all Canadians under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Law Day activities will include a public forum featuring CBC broadcaster Ian Hanomansing as the moderator and a panel consisting of:
• The Honourable Chief Justice Brenner, Supreme Court of British Columbia
• The Honourable Chief Judge Stansfield, Provincial Court of British Columbia
• Superintendent Warren Lemcke, Vancouver Police Department
• Assistant Commissioner Peter German, RCMP
• Peter McKnight, Columnist, The Vancouver Sun
The panel will not only provide open and frank presentations, but they will also answer the questions put to them by the members of the public in attendance.
The Law Day Open House will also include informative displays from a variety of legal organizations, free law classes courtesy of the People’s Law School, and a Citizenship Ceremony presided over by Chief Justice Finch.
On Law Day, the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch will also hold its province-wide “Dial-A-Lawyer” as part of Law Week. Lower Mainland residents are invited to call 604.687.3221 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to speak with a lawyer for up to 15 minutes at no cost.
For more information about BC Law Week, visit: www.bclawweek.org.