Pictured above: Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner. "There is a lot to be proud of. Thank you for your service."
October 27 is Duty Counsel Day across Canada.
Duty counsel are legal aid lawyers who give free, on-the-spot legal advice in family, criminal and immigration cases for people living in Canada.
In Alberta, duty counsel lawyers are providing legal assistance and advice in some 75 communities.
Show your support. Tell your colleagues, peers, friends and family about Duty Counsel Day, and their right to access free legal support and services.
Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada
Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th Governor General
Honourable Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Senator, Alberta
Duty Counsel Day message from TV lawyer Nicole Muñoz of CBC Diggstown