On April 17, 1982 Queen Elizabeth II and then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau signed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, thus guaranteeing fundamental rights and freedoms for all Canadians. Law Day is a national event every April that celebrates this historic event. It is an occasion for the pubic to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy.
Law Day activities across Canada are an excellent opportunity for the legal profession to educate the public about the vital role lawyers and the judiciary serve in guaranteeing an open, independent and unbiased judicial system. Activities include lectures on the law, mock trials, courthouse tours, open citizenship courts, as well as poster, photography and website design contests aimed at elementary and high school students.
For information on Law Day activities in your area, please contact your local CBA branch: