Law Day festivities include free legal advice opportunity

The legal community is inviting the whole family to come out and learn about the justice system as part of Law Day Wednesday.

The legal community is inviting the whole family to come out and learn about the justice system as part of Law Day today (Wednesday).

From 5 to 8 p.m., the public is invited to come down to the Kelowna Law Courts, located at 1355 Water St., for courthouse and cell tours and to view community displays and an RCMP demonstration with police dogs and motorcycles.

The Girl Guides will also be holding a mock trial.

There will also be a poster contest, scavenger hunt and barbecue.

Law Day is a national celebration of the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and an opportunity to learn more about the justice system, what the legal community can do for you and find out what legal resources are available.

The theme, Access to Justice: The Changing Face of Law, offers much debate as law is no longer solely accessed through lawyers.

The rise of other resources, specifically the Internet, including blogs, forums, articles and searches, offers answers in the comfort of your home. Individuals are forming very different and complex opinions which are changing the face of law, the judiciary, and legal profession.

From the first Law Day 28 years ago to now, change has been an ever present factor.

As well, on Saturday, April 16, the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association will hold its province-wide Dial-A-Lawyer event as part of Law Week.

Kelowna area residents are invited to call 1-800-663-1919 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to speak with a lawyer for up to 15 minutes at no cost.

 

Kelowna Capital News