Law Week offers something for all Victorians when it comes to learning about so many aspects of the law, from the history of court attire to current debates on legal issues,” said Lynne Haultain, Executive Director of Victoria Law Foundation.
With more than 180 mainly free events to choose from all over the state, the program includes free legal information on a wide range of issues; concerts; theatre; the chance to meet judges and participate in mock court cases; behind the scenes tours of many of Victoria’s courts; debates and much more.
Law Week event highlights
- Espresso Legal launch: a coffee van staffed by a barista, a team of lawyers and community information volunteers will take the law to the urban fringe
- Justice Diverted: attend the launch and panel discussion of a new report on court diversion programs
- Talking Justice Tackles #MeToo: join social commentator Van Badham and a panel of legal experts in Bendigo as they discuss the #MeToo movement in relation to balancing the rights of the accused with the need to create a safe environment for women to share their stories
- Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Peoples’ Experiences In Prison: hear the latest research from the International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) at this panel discussion
- Courts Open Day: visit historic and modern courts; participate in mock trials; meet judges; take behind-the-scenes tours and more while children enjoy face-painting, clowns and jugglers
- Podcasts: listen to the brand new podcast by Victoria Law Foundation ‘Law in the digital era: What goes into creating investigative podcasts?’
- Concerts: operettas and musical performances, some by lawyers and judges, on legal cases!
- Attend free legal information sessions on topics including scams, mediation, copyright, end of life planning, wills and estates, employer and employee law, crime, fines, family law, young people and the law and more.
- Festival Hub at Federation Square: the place to find out what’s on during Law Week.
Law Week is organised by Victoria Law Foundation. To see the full program of mainly free events, go to: www.lawweek.net.au