April 16, 2016 1:36 pm
Updated: April 16, 2016 3:59 pm

Free legal advice at this year’s ‘Law Day’

WATCH ABOVE: A preview of Law Day in Calgary. This year's event offers free legal advice.


CALGARY- Albertans in need of legal advice can talk with a lawyer for free during Law Day on Saturday.

The event takes place in several cities across the province including Calgary on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Law Day is an opportunity for the public to learn about the justice system.

The Canadian Bar Association is offering up its “Ask a Lawyer” service as part of the event. It matches up lawyers with Calgarians in need of advice.

Participating lawyers will spend up to 20 minutes offering advice related to family, employment and landord/tenant issues.

A free “Dial a Lawyer” session is also available for those who can’t make it to the Calgary Courts Centre.

Watch below: Free Dial-a-Lawyer program offered as part of Law Day

Sylvie Welsh with Calgary Law Day says the event is family friendly.

“There is an opportunity to tour the courthouse and head down to the cells,” Welsh said. “Meet sheriffs and see what they have confiscated.”

People can also participate in a mock trial. Demonstration trials include volunteer lawyers and Calgary Courts Centre staff, in costume, who will present fun and interactive trials including “Batman vs. Robin.”

For more information and to find a Law Day event in your city, visit www.lawdayalberta.com

On Saturday, 103 new Canadians were also sworn in at the Citizenship Court.

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