Law Day

Celebrate Law Day 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 and Friday, April 7, 2017

 

Law Day is celebrated annually across Canada was held this year in Thunder Bay on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and Friday, April 7, 2017 . Local activities celebrating the law included the OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trials competition, as well as an Open House at the Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse on Brodie Street.

Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse Open House – April 6, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Thunder Bay Law Association invited the public to 125 Brodie Street N. to stroll through the new consolidated courthouse. Local judiciary and members of the Bar were on hand from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to greet the public and answer questions as they toured through the building to view the court rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor, as well as the Superior Court judges chambers and the library. Judicial robes from previous decades were on display in the foyer.  This was a free event.

Secondary School Mock Trial Competition – April 7, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

On Friday, April 7th, the Secondary School Mock Trial Competition took place in Courtroom #205.  The public was invited to watch Superior CVI and St. Patrick’s compete from 10:00 am to noon, and Westgate CVI and St. Ignatius compete from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The winning team in the morning competition was St. Patrick’s, and in the afternoon Westgate edged out St. Ignatius.  The winning teams names will be added to the to the Justice Wright Law Day Cup! Thank you to all the students who participated, and to the lawyers volunteered their time to guide and mentor the students in this event.

 

Additional information on Law Day

Law Day in Ontario (Ontario Bar Association)
Law Day Mock Trials  (Ontario Justice Education Network)

 

Previous Law Day celebrations

Law Day 2015

Law Day 2014

Law Day 2013

Law Day 2012

Law Day 2011

Law Day 2010

Law Day 2009

Law Day 2008

Law Day 2007

2011 Winners of Charter Challenge and Poster Contest

Law Day Poster

Law Day Poster