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Law Day celebrations

​If you've ever wanted to know more about the law and how it works, this is your chance to find out.

Law Day is being celebrated locally Saturday at the Kelowna Courthouse.

The family oriented event features Girl Guide arrests and mock trials, RCMP demonstrations, courthouse tours, demonstrations by the Kelowna Fire Department, displays by a number of law-related community organizations, a poster contest, and a BBQ. 

Law Day started in 1983 a year after the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed as a chance to both commemorate the signing of the document and to familiarize and educate the public about the legal system in Canada. 

Laura Myles is the president of the Kelowna Bar Association she explains the importance of the day.

"It's a good chance for the public to come out and see what actually happens inside the justice system." she says.

"I think it is a mystery to a lot of people. So to come out and visit the courthouse and see what people do, it's a great opportunity."

As part of Law Day residents in BC can also have a free 15-minute phone session with a lawyer to discuss questions in any of these six areas: family, will and estates, tort and motor vehicle accidents, immigration, business, and criminal.

The number to call is 1-800-663-1919.

Law Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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