CLEBC Sponsoring Law Week 2014

March 21, 2014

CLEBC is proud to be a major sponsor of CBABC Law Week 2014. Lawyers from around the province are involved in leading, planning, coordinating and delivering the program, which includes events taking place throughout BC.

Law Week demonstrates to the public the vital and positive role that lawyers play in the community. The theme of this year’s Law Week is “Access to Justice: What does it mean to YOU?” This theme is a priority for the legal profession and a significant need for the public.

Check out some of the upcoming Law Week events below, and find a complete list of events happening around the province.

Spring Highlights

Student Outreach Program – Lawyers in the Classroom

Tuesday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 30

The Student Outreach Program is designed for law classes, social studies classes and career preparation for Grades 10 to 12. CBABC will arrange for a judge to visit each classroom for approximately one hour. The judge will discuss the training and education required to become a lawyer or a judge, provide insight on the practice of law and answer questions.

Free Public Education Law Classes and Courthouse Tours

Monday, April 7 – Thursday, April 10

Free public law classes on a range of topics will be given in various locations around the lower mainland, including Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, and North Vancouver.

Find Public Education Law Classes in your area.

The Barry Sullivan Law Cup

Tuesday, April 8

Heritage Courtrooms, Vancouver Art Gallery

The Barry Sullivan Law Cup is a province-wide public speaking competition. The competition is sponsored by the CBABC and is held in memory of Barry Sullivan and his contributions to both the legal and educational professions. Finalists will be judged by a representative of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a representative of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and a representative from the University of British Columbia.

Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 from all regions of B.C. are encouraged to compete. For information on how to enter please email events@cbabc.org.

Dial-a-Lawyer Day

Saturday, April 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm

BC residents are invited to call between 10:00 - 11:45 am and 12:15 - 2:00 pm to speak with a lawyer for up to 15 minutes at no cost on the following areas of law:

  • Family
  • Wills, Estates and Trust
  • Tort & Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Immigration
  • Business
  • Criminal
  • Employment

604-687-3221 (in the Lower Mainland)

1-800-663-1919 (elsewhere in British Columbia)

 

In addition to the Lower Mainland activities, there are also events taking place in Cranbrook, Nanaimo, Victoria, Fort St. John, Terrace, Vernon, Kelowna, and the North Shore.

Find regional BC Law Week events in your area and be sure to get involved in this important program!