Mock trial explores non-consensual distribution of intimate images at Ottawa Law Day 2017

  • April 18, 2017

About 300 Ottawa high school students will attend a mock trial exploring the non-consensual distribution of intimate images (section 162.1 of the Criminal Code) – a disturbing trend with devastating consequences – as part of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Day 2017 activities in Ottawa. Students will experience what a trial is like first-hand, with a live enactment put on by students from Notre Dame High School.

The event also features guest speaker Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Ottawa Law Day is designed to educate high school students about their fundamental rights and freedoms, the law and the Canadian legal system. Students will get a unique glimpse into the legal profession.

Event Details                                   

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Albert Street Education Centre, 440 Albert Street
Guest Speaker: Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada  (Expected to speak at 10:25 a.m.)

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Katya Hodge.

About Law Day

In honour of the signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The Canadian Bar Association introduced Law Day in 1983 to commemorate and educate the public about the Canadian legal system.

Ottawa Law Day activities are coordinated by a committee of members from the Canadian Bar Association, the Department of Justice Canada, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and the Ottawa Catholic School Board. 

About the Canadian Bar Association

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.