Watch: An inside look at Victoria’s inner courthouse workings on “Law Day”
It was a chance to get an inside look at how our justice system works as the doors to the Victoria law courts were opened to the public for “Law Day”.
Outside the courthouse students and other members of the public could tour a sheriff’s van.
Inside there were booths set up to teach people about how our legal system works.
There was even the chance to privately consult with lawyers for free.
In addition to tours of the courts and the courthouse cell block, you could watch mock trials.
Our cameras were not allowed in the courtrooms, but these photos show the huge crowd that turned out to watch a “Star Wars” mock trial.
Pinder Cheema is with the Crown Counsel of B.C.
“They can certainly come and watch a trial and see how trials are conducted, we have a Star Wars themed trial today, as well they can watch a real judge preside and watch procedures in the courtroom.”
Young people also got to learn about possible careers in law.
Law day was first held in 1983, and is part of National Law Week.