The 2013 Vancouver Law Week Open House will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on April 16, 2013 outside UBC Robson Square (street level and lower level).
Law Day events will include:
- Citizenship ceremony
- Video forum taping
- Contests, games, interactive display booths
- Open to the public, many high school students are planning a field trip, books yours today!
- Tours of the court house
- Free Public Legal Seminar onTenant's Rights & Responsibilities - Click here to register
- Free Public Legal Seminar on Family Law - Click here to register
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One of the cornerstone events held in British Columbia during Law Week is the annual Barry Sullivan Law Cup public speaking contest. The competition is sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch and is open to students enrolled in grades 10-12 in British Columbia. The Law Cup is named in memory of Barry Sullivan in recognition of his contributions to both the legal and educational professions. The Law Cup is presented to the provincial winner of the competition.
The competition will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Heritage Courtroom at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. Students will present five minute speeches that pertain to the 2012 theme "Access to Justice: Does having the Charter lead to a more just society?".
We wish to thank the speakers and judges for their participation in this annual event and Mr. Sullivan’s widow Ms. Dawn Waddell, Leanne Sullivan and Shannon Sullivan for their support of the Barry Sullivan Law Cup Public Speaking Contest.
The BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association will hold its first Catch Me If You Can: 5km Fun Run (& Family Obstacle Course) at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Creekside Park in Vancouver. This event is open to all members of the legal profession, their familes and friends.
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On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association will hold its province-wide "Dial-A-Lawyer" event as part of Law Week.
BC residents are invited to call 1.800.663.1919 between 10am and 2pm to speak with a lawyer for up to 15 minutes at no cost in the following areas of law:
Family - English, Punjabi, Hebrew, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available
Wills & Estates - English, Japanese, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available
Tort & Motor Vehicle Accident - English, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available
Immigration - English, Punjabi and Mandarin speakers available
Business - English, Punjabi, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available
Criminal - English, Albanian, Cantonese and Mandarin speakers available
If you live in the Lower Mainland, call 604.687.3221.
Or call 1.800.663.1919 elsewhere in British Columbia.