LAW DAY/LAW WEEK 2019

Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Law Week 2019

ABOUT LAW DAY

Law Day is a national event celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Originated by the Canadian Bar Association and first held in Canada in 1983, Law Day (often referred to as Law Week due to the volume of events) is aimed at educating and informing the public about the role and importance of the law and the justice system. Law Day enhances the public’s understanding of the law, the role of lawyers and judges and empowers the public at large. 

   

The next Law Day in Canada will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, but events take place throughout the weeks surrounding that date.


Law Week events are made possible through the efforts of hundreds of lawyers who donate thousands of hours of volunteer time across Canada.

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GET INVOLVED!

Many of Ontario's Law Associations will have activities planned during April and we encourage you to contact the Law Association President in your area to get involved!



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EVENTS

Frontenac Law Association

The FLA Law Week Committee is organizing events with local elementary and high schools to help educate students on the law, legal process, and the role of lawyers and judges in the community. 

Events include: 

  • Classroom speakers for Q&A sessions with local lawyers and law students inside high schools;
  • A colouring contest for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4 students; and 
  • A poster design contest for students in grades 5 to 8

(Submissions will be judged by the Frontenac Law Association and three winners will be selected across participating schools with prizes distributed on April 17, 2019 (Anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). 


Thunder Bay Law Association

  Law Day will be celebrated in Thunder Bay on Friday, April 12th with the mock trial competitions between our local high schools. They will be competing for the Justice Wright Law Day trophy.  

Celebrations will continue on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30pm with the annual Thunder Bay Courthouse Open House where the public is invited to tour the building, visit the Superior Court judge’s chambers, view the robes of court officials from past decades, enter some of the courtrooms, tour the Law Association Library/Lounge and more.

More info about Thunder Bay Law Association's Law Day plans can be found here.

ASSOCIATION EVENTS

TLA - A CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY

Join NCA Network for its launch event in partnership with TLA on March 21st at 5:30 p.m. NCA Network is a networking group for internationally educated lawyers and students. 


This event is eligible for 40 minutes of EDI Professionalism CPD and open to all lawyers, NCA candidates, and students!


Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., TLA Lawyers Lounge

2nd Floor, Rotunda, 361 University Avenue


Tickets available here                   View flyer here

THUNDER BAY LAW ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Thunder Bay Law Association invited you to their AGM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Victoria Inn

Open Bar with Buffet style meal @ 6:00pm

Guest Speaker: Mike Winward, FOLA Chair

Presentation of TBLA Awards

All members are urged to attend - 


RSVP to Rene Larson  at Rene.Larson@larsonlawyers.com 


 

PLUS:  ON APRIL 16TH, IT'S DOORS OPEN AT THE THUNDER BAY COURTHOUSE!

Thunder Bay Law Association is opening their doors to the public for an open house!  All are invited to tour the building, visit the Superior Court judge’s chambers, view the robes of court officials from past decades, enter some of the courtrooms, tour the Law Association Library/Lounge and more. 

Learn more here.

THE ESSEX LAW ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CHARLES CLARK AWARD

Saturday, April 27th 2019, Cocktails at 5:30pm Dinner at 6:00 pm

The Augusta Ballroom, Caesars Windsor


Guest Speaker

The Honourable Madame Justice Sheilah Martin, Supreme Court of Canada

CPD 30 mins (pending approval) 

Cost $85.00 (per person)


Please RSVP to the Law Library NLT Apr. 20th at 519-252-8418 or ccroshaw@lawontario.ca 

33rd ANNUAL JOINT INSURANCE SEMINAR

The Hamilton Law Association & THE OIAA (Hamilton Chapter) arer hosting the 33rd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Hamilton Convention Centre.


This program contains 6.5 total hours 2 Professionalism Hours and 4.5 substantive Hours.


View Flyer Here (includes instructions for registering).

THE TLA - YOUNG LAWYERS SOIREE

The Toronto Law Association is hosting a young lawyers soiree on May 2nd from 5:30-7:30 in the TLA Lawyers Lounge (2nd Floor, Rotunda, 361 University Av. Court House).


FLYER

REGISTRATION

tlaonline.ca/YLSoiree2019

LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO AGM

The LSO'S AGM will be held at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 beginning at 5:15 in the afternoon.


All members of the Society are invited to attend.


The Annual General Meeting will be webcast for those who may wish to view the meeting online.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROFESSIONALISM SESSION

 

The Hamilton Law Association Continuing Professional Development Committee is hosting an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Professionalism session on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 1-4pm at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.


This program contains 3 EDI Professionalism Hours

View Flyer Here (includes instructions for registering).

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TEMISKAMING LAW ASSN!

On May 25th, the Temiskaming Law Association will be hosting their Century Celebration.   Festivities include a dinner, award dedication, and dance later into the evening and invitations will be sent out shortly.


The association was established on April 4th 1919 – unfortunately in 1922 there was a massive fire that devastated the town (Haileybury) and a good portion of the Courthouse (where the association is based out of). Most documentation from that period was destroyed and they are currently piecing together their history from local museums, individuals and current members.  STAY TUNED FOR PICS