Justice Week was first held in 2018, and is championed by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Justice Week 2020
Justice Week 2020 runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February. The aim of Justice Week 2020 is to improve access to justice by boosting the profile of justice and the rule of law, placing them at the centre stage of public and political debate.
Justice and the rule of law are facing major threats, from cuts to spending to attacks on the judiciary. This undermines our democracy.
It’s essential for young people to:
- understand the importance of the justice system
- value the rule of law
- see justice and the rule of law as fundamental to our lives and freedoms
From schools to the media, our institutions still have work to do when it comes to scrutinising and promoting the world of law and making it easier to understand.
Justice Week is a unique opportunity for organisations to highlight their work to promote the importance of the rule of law to young people.
At a time of widespread discussion about citizens’ rights and obligations, the role of Parliament and the rule of law, Justice Week activities will boost young people’s support and understanding of the justice system in England and Wales.
Justice Week at The Law Society
We’ll be covering different themes every day during Justice Week 2020:
Monday – Protecting our Freedom
Tuesday – Fighting for Rights
Wednesday – Defending Democracy
Thursday – Saving our Planet
Friday – Justice Week: the best bits
Read more about our public legal education work
Justice Week gives us all an opportunity to discuss how we can help members of the public to better understand the justice system.
If you’d like to share your ideas about how to do this, or if your organisation would like to run an event during the Week, email Valerie Robertson, our Justice Week policy adviser.
If you’re a member of the media who’d like to know more about Justice Week, contact:
Harriet Beaumont at the Law Society
020 8049 3854
Steve Rudaini at the Bar Council
020 7611 1429
Sharon Bruty at CILEx