Media Advisory - Law Day Celebrates 27th Anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ -

    WHAT: Law Day 2009 will bring students from across Ontario together with
    the Ontario Bar Association to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the
    Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Day is an annual event that
    brings students, lawyers, judges, educators and the public together to
    participate in a variety of events and activities. This year Law Day
    officially falls on Thursday, April 16th, with events taking place
    April 14th - 29th. The various programs provide an opportunity for the
    legal community to inform the public about the vital role of the rule of
    law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in guaranteeing an open,
    independent and unbiased judicial system. In 2008, approximately 13,000
    students and legal professionals participated in Law Day activities.

    For the full schedule of OBA programs and events and partner events
    province-wide please visit

    WHEN AND WHERE (select events, full schedule online):

    The Charter & You - April 14, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
    20 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario

    Law Day Opening Ceremony & Reception - April 14, 2009 - 5:00 p.m. to
    7:00 p.m.
    Law Society of Upper Canada, Upper Barristers' Lounge
    130 Queen Street West (eastside entrance), Toronto, Ontario

    OBA Secondary School Mock Trial Tournament - April 16, 2009
    Semi-Final Round - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Final Round - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Superior Court of Justice, 361 University Avenue, Courtroom 4-10
    (xx)to attend this event pre-registration with the OBA is required for
    courtroom access(xx)

    So You Think You Can Sue - April 20, 2009 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
    20 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario

For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Clancy, Office: 1-800-668-8900 ext.
348, Cell: (416) 454-8932; Filippo Conte, Office: 1-800-668-8900 ext. 346

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