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April 12, 2013

Sofia Mirza appears on CTV to discuss importance of Law Day 2013.

Sofia Mirza, a partner at Fillmore Riley LLP and Director of Membership with the Manitoba Bar Association Executive, appeared on the CTV Morning Show this morning to discuss Law Day 2013.

Law Day is a national event celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Originated by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and first held in Canada in 1983, Law Day is aimed at educating and informing the public about the role and importance of the law.

Since many people have a limited knowledge about the law and how the legal system works, Law Day empowers the public at large. It provides an excellent opportunity for the profession to educate the public about the vital role that lawyers and the judiciary serve in guaranteeing an open, independent and unbiased judicial system.

Law Day is celebrated annually in April. Activities celebrating the law include Open Houses at the Winnipeg and Brandon Law Courthouses (including tours of those facilities), special sitting of Citizenship Court and elementary and high school mock trials.

Fillmore Riley is a long-time sponsor of the MBA-organized Law Courts Day. This year it takes place on Sunday April 14, 2013, from 12:00pm - 3:30pm at the Winnipeg Law Courts Complex, 408 York Avenue.

Fillmore Riley’s Celia Fergusson was also involved on the MBA’s Law Day Organizing Committee.

To learn more about Law Day, www.cba.org/Manitoba/main/events/lawday

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