Lawyers lead the fight for our rights

The Compass - - SPORTS -

On the oc­ca­sion of Na­tional Law Day, which is held on April 16 this year, lawyers from all the dif­fer­ent branches of the law – pri­vate law firms, le­gal aid, etc. – are invit­ing the gen­eral pub­lic to par­tic­i­pate in nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. Th­ese will in­clude con­fer­ences on dif­fer­ent as­pects of the law, trial sim­u­la­tions, guided tours of law courts, char­ity events, vis­its to cit­i­zen­ship courts and var­i­ous con­tests. Th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties have all been organized through the vol­un­tary work of hun­dreds of le­gal ex­perts through­out the coun­try.

This Day is also of in­ter­est to young peo­ple think­ing about their fu­ture ca­reers and who would like to learn more about dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sions in­clud­ing the law. So­cial rights, right to trial, indi- vid­ual rights, com­mer­cial rights... lawyers have in-depth knowl­edge of the small­est de­tails which have sig­nif­i­cance in the eyes of the law. For ex­am­ple, did you know that there are “ abo­rig­i­nal rights” and “ elder rights”? Over the last two decades, the abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture has grad­u­ally carved a place for it­self within the Cana­dian le­gal sys­tem, just as se­niors have found a voice to rep­re­sent them and to pro­tect their rights.

Lawyers lead the fight in de­fend­ing the rights of ev­ery seg­ment of the pop­u­la­tion from, in­di­vid­u­als to busi­nesses, youths and se­niors, in­clud­ing all the dif­fer­ent eth­nic groups. With the help of a lawyer we’re as­sured of be­ing well pro­tected, of be­ing well coun­selled and of hav­ing all our rights de­fended.

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