Judicious judicial talk

Students take top spots at speech contest.

Johnston Heights Secondary students Dejana Primorac and Charlotte Rogers took first and second spots at the Barry Sullivan Speech Contest.

The Barry Sullivan Law Cup is awarded annually during Law Week at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Primorac took home a trophy along with a $1,500 cash prize. Rogers went home with trophy and $250.

The finalists were judged by the Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a law professor from the University of British Columbia Law School and a columnist from the Vancouver Sun.

This year’s theme was “Access to Justice: Can justice be achieved outside the courtroom?”

Law Day is a national event held annually in April to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Originated by the Canadian Bar Association and first held in Canada in 1983, Law Day provides the public with an opportunity to learn about the law and some of the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy.

It also provides the profession with an opportunity to educate the public about the vital role lawyers and the judiciary play in guaranteeing an open, independent and unbiased judicial system.

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