Lethbridge Law Day showcase judicial system with fun, family-friendly activities

 Ever wonder what exactly goes on behind closed doors at the Lethbridge courthouse? Now’s your chance to find out – without needing a lawyer!

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 the Lethbridge Courthouse will open its doors to the public from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of Law Day. Law Day is an annual event to increase public awareness and foster a better understanding of the Canadian justice system. Admission to this fun, family-friendly event is free and everyone is welcome to attend the festivities.

Law Day 2014 kicks off with Citizenship Court, where a number of immigrants will receive Canadian citizenship, followed by tours of the courthouse, a K9 demonstration, crime scene investigation demonstration, static displays and high school mock trial competitions.

In addition, there will be a Kidz Korner for younger children and visitors can also check out the fairy tale trial and decide whether Kermit the Frog is really a criminal mastermind skilled in the art of theft and deception, or an innocent amphibian in the frame when the Stanley Cup goes missing from the Galt Museum.

The public will also have an opportunity to seek free legal advice. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. volunteer lawyers from Lethbridge Legal Guidance will be available to speak with citizens about their legal problems and provide information about their options and how to proceed. Anyone interested in a half-hour session with a lawyer must pre-register by calling Lethbridge Legal Guidance at 403-380-6338.

Law Day events are organized by the Canadian Bar Association, with cooperation and funding from the Alberta Law Foundation and Law Society of Alberta, and take place annually throughout the province. The Lethbridge Law Day Organizing Committee wishes to acknowledge and thank these organizations as well as all other volunteers for their support and participation.

LAW DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Media inquiries may be directed to:

 

Scott Harling
Barrister & Solicitor
North and Company
403-328-7781

Paul Gerhart
Program Administrator
Public Legal Education
Lethbridge College
403-320-3346