Legal Aid Alberta was proud to join with other members of Alberta’s legal community to take part in this interesting, informative and fun family event.
Law Day is a national event every April that celebrates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In Alberta, it is usually celebrated in provincial courthouses across the province by bringing together groups that contribute to our legal system. It is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn about the law, legal professions, and the community groups and legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our justice system.
This year was no exception, and numerous Law Day activities were held across Alberta on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Tables were set up in courthouses where community groups, law enforcement, and many others talked to Albertans about the role they play in our legal system. Legal Aid Alberta was pleased to take part by hosting tables in Lethbridge, Calgary and Edmonton, as well as hosting this year’s “Ask-A-Lawyer” event where hundreds of Albertans had the opportunity to call lawyers and get legal advice at no cost.
Numerous activities were also held in court, including the Cinderella v. Elsa mock trial in Calgary, the Stranger Ghostparenting Family Law mock trial in Edmonton, and a Despicable Me mock trial in Lethbridge.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this event such a success, and especially the dedicated Legal Aid Alberta employees who so generously volunteered their time.