Categories: General
      Date: Apr 12, 2010
     Title: Free legal clinics Saturday, April 17th

April 12, 2010

Free legal clinics Saturday, April 17th

About Law Day

Law Day was first held in Canada in April 1982, as a way to commemorate the signing of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Programs such as Law Day provide an excellent opportunity for the legal profession to inform the public about the importance of the rule of law in our society, and the vital role that lawyers and the judiciary serve in guaranteeing an open, independent, and unbiased judicial system. High school students across New Brunswick will conduct "Mock Trials", in which they act out the roles of Crown Attorney, defence lawyers, witnesses and the accused.

Law Day is made possible through the efforts of many lawyers who volunteer time to the event.

LAW DAY 2010

April 15, 2010 is Law Day and the theme this year is Access to Justice. Law Day events provide the public with the opportunity to learn about the law and the legal profession.

In New Brunswick the Canadian Bar Association will be hosting legal clinics in Moncton, Lamèque, Saint John, Rothesay and Fredericton. These clinics are free to the public and offer an opportunity to consult with legal professionals on topics such as wills, powers of attorney, renting or buying a home, or family law.

In addition, the Law Day Committee has invited schools across New Brunswick to participate in contests for various grade levels and courthouse tours, which will take place on Thursday April 15th.

Free Legal Clinics offered on Saturday, April 17th

Location Time
(consultations of approximately 15 minutes)
Fredericton, NB
Sobey’s Community Room, Regent Street
1 - 3pm
Corporate Commercial Law; Leasing Contracts; Cell Phone Contracts; Property law; Family law
Rothesay, NB
Atlantic Superstore Community Room, 115 Campbell Dr.
1 - 3pm

Moncton, NB
Moncton Public Library,
644 Main Street

11 am - 1pm
Family law; Wills; Property law; Employment law
Saint John, NB
Central Library
in Market Square
1 - 3pm
Litigation; Immigration; Family law; Wills; Property law; Employment law; Personal Injury; Human Rights










For more information, contact the New Brunswick Law Day Committee:

Erin Hardy, Chair
Stewart McKelvey
600-77 Westmorland St.
Fredericton NB E3B 5B4
Tel: 506-458-1970