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FREE COURSE: Law and the courts in Prince Edward Island

A short-course series of three two-hour evening sessions

Tuesday 14th October 2014 08:15   (Updated: Tuesday 14th October 2014 08:39)


“The Courts belong to the people of Canada, and the people have the right to know about this important institution.” The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada


Law and the courts in Prince Edward Island

A short-course series of three two-hour evening sessions

Mondays, October 27, November 3, and 10, 2014, 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Courts, 42 Water Street, Charlottetown

Presented by the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal in association with Community Legal Information Association of P.E.I. Inc.

There is no charge.

Register commencing October 1, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. by calling Sheila Gallant, Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal at 902-368-6024, or by email: sfgallant@gov.pe.ca.

Registration limited to 70 participants.

Agenda: 

Monday, October 27 - 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 

The Law
Overview of the sources of law, separation of powers, rule of law, and role of the judiciary
The Honourable David H. Jenkins, Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island

The Courts in Canada and Prince Edward Island
The Honourable Michele M. Murphy, Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal

Escorted tour of Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Courts
Small group tours escorted by judge presenters and court staff

Monday, November 3 - 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Honourable John A. McQuaid, Retired justice of the Prince Edward Island Court of
Appeal

Criminal Law
The Honourable Gerard E. Mitchell, Retired Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island

Monday, November 10 - 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Civil Law
Overview of contracts, torts, personal injury, etc. law
The Honourable John K. Mitchell, Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal

Family Law
An overview of divorce, spousal and child support, domestic contracts, separation
agreements, child protection, etc.
The Honourable Gordon L. Campbell, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island; The
Honourable Nancy L. Key, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

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