Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:32

Learn about Canada’s judicial system on Law Day

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Law Day, hosted by the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch (CBA), is taking place on April 21, in celebration of the 36th anniversary of the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Day continues to strive to make the legal profession and Canadian legal system more approachable for Albertans by offering a variety of activities and experiences.


A free event offering educational and entertaining experiences for adults and kids of all ages, the public is invited to attend Law Day at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, located at 460 – 1st Street SE, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an open house-style event.
From courthouse tours to mock trials featuring storybook character favourites to citizenship ceremonies to police demonstrations, Law Day provides experiences for every interest and offers an accessible way to gain insight and knowledge about the field of Canadian law. “What makes Law Day so important is that it provides an opportunity for people to get better acquainted with Canada’s legal system and the profession in a no-pressure setting,” says Tyler Fric, Alberta Law Day Provincial Chair. “Often people’s first experience with the law is unpleasant, but Law Day can make that different. It’s a great chance to have fun while connecting with lawyers and learning about Canadian law, and also provides one-stop access to a variety of legal resources.”
Those who can’t make it to the courthouse on Law Day can still take advantage of Dial-a-Lawyer, a province-wide initiative that offers free 15-20 minute legal consultations over the phone. Albertans can access lawyers from different areas of law by calling 1-888-644-8950 (toll-free) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 21.
A national event, Law Day will be held in six municipalities across Alberta, including Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and St. Paul, in addition to Medicine Hat.
In Medicine Hat, the full array of Law Day 2018 experiences will include police bomb robot demonstrations by Medicine Hat Police Service, courthouse tours, military police, an onsite airport firetruck and a mock trial featuring favourite fictional characters. For more information on Law Day Alberta, please visit www.lawdayalberta.com

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