The historic Vernon Courthouse will be the site of Law Day activities Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The historic Vernon Courthouse will be the site of Law Day activities Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Courthouse hosts event

Public invited to attend Law Day activities Saturday in Vernon

Everything you may have wanted to find out about what makes the justice system work in our province and country will be found under one roof.

The Vernon Bar Association, in conjunction with staff at the Vernon Courthouse and the Canadian Bar Association, will host Law Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Courthouse.

“It’s a chance for citizens to see who works in the legal system and how it works,” said Rob Culos, president of the Vernon Bar Association.

Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund and Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster will be on hand, along with a host of representatives from groups who make the justice system work, and who will be available to answer questions on their organizations.

They include:

Thompson Rivers University Law School;

RCMP;

Sheriffs;

John Howard Society;

Victim’s Assistance;

Restorative Justice Society – North Okanagan;

North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society;

Community Policing;

Canadian Bar Association;

Law Society of B.C.

In addition, students from Vernon Secondary School will conduct a mock trial in Supreme Courtroom 301.

Vernon lawyers will also conduct tours of the historic courthouse, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014.