Law Day Coming Up!

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Canadian Bar Association introduced Law Day in 1983 to commemorate the signing of the Charter on April 17, 1982. While Law Day this year is officially April 16, there are several events taking place in the next month to celebrate the occasion. We will highlight each over the next few weeks, starting with the “Law in Your life” Presentations. CBA Saskatchewan has partnered with the Saskatoon Public Library and the Regina Public Library to offer the public these informative legal sessions hosted by volunteer lawyers. The first session takes place today in Saskatoon:


  • Wills & Estates: Tuesday, March 24, 2-3:30 pm – Cliff Wright Library, Auditorium

Who should make a will and what can be included? A local lawyer will cover legal requirements for valid wills, what happens to an estate if there is no will, tips for estate planning, and choosing and being an executor.

  • The Road Taken by Selwyn Jacob: Wednesday, April 15, 2-3:30 pm – Frances Morrison Central Library, Theater

In recognition of the signing of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we are viewing a gripping study of a major human rights battle before Canadians had the protection of our Charter. Lee Williams struggled for decades to end racial discrimination by Canadians’ railways towards black workers.

  • Power of Attorney: Thursday, April 30, 7-8:30 pm – Frances Morrison Central Library

What is power of attorney? How do you give a power of attorney? A Saskatoon lawyer will discuss types of powers of attorney, duties of an attorney, ending a power of attorney and misconduct by the attorney.


  • Is there such thing as “Internet Privacy”?: Monday April 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – RPL Film Theatre

Exploring your privacy rights, how to protect them online, and recent internet privacy developments. With presenters Danielle Graff and Kristél Kriel from MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP.

  • Challenges in Responding to Harassment Allegations: Tuesday, April 28, 7-8:30 pm – University of Regina

This will be held as a free public event Tuesday 28 April 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the University of Regina.  Betty-Ann Cox, Executive Director of the University of Regina Faculty Association, Dr. Robert Hawkins, Professor of Law, and Ross McNabb, of Gerrand Rath Johnson LLP, will participate in a panel discussion on this subject.

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