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Harry Potter on trial during Penticton Law Week event

A Law Week event at Penticton Court House on Friday, April 17, will give students insight into Canada's judiciary system.
April 16, 2015 - 10:33 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton middle and high school students have a date in Penticton courthouse tomorrow.

They will be there with members of the Provincial Crown Counsel and those of the local bar to conduct two mock trials as part of Law Week, Friday, April 17.

The first trial, beginning at 10 a.m., will have Harry Potter prosecuted for culpable homicide. He is charged with second degree murder for his involvement in the death of an instructor at Hogwarts Academy.

The second trial, beginning at 1 p.m., involves Sneezy the Wolf who is charged with huffing and puffing and blowing down the Three Little Pigs houses.

The trials both take place at the Penticton Courthouse at 100 Main St. Further directions will be provided through signage at the courthouse.

Law Week is an annual national event that celebrates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The event profiles the legal profession and provides an opportunity to better inform the public about the role lawyers and the judiciary serve in guaranteeing an open, independent and unbiased judicial system.

Law Week is organized through a partnership involving the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Bar Association.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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