This Saturday marks Law Day in Saskatchewan.
The day celebrates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and aims at educating and informing the public about the role and importance of the law and justice system.
Christopher Weitzel is Saskatchewan’s Law Day chair. He says the event is actually commemorated throughout the month of April, with special days set aside for events.
The Law Day activities across Canada give the legal profession an opportunity to educate the public about the role of lawyers and the judiciary in Canada.
Activities include: lectures on the law, mock trials, courthouse tours and open citizenship courts.
A mock trial will also be staged in Saskatoon Saturday, giving high school students a chance to present their case in front of real members of the jundiciary.
Weitzel says it’s heartening to see high school students embrace the role of a Canadian lawyer.