Thanks for another great Law Week.

Law Week 2013 has now wrapped up after another successful week full of great events across the state getting people involved in the law.

Over the week, hundreds of Victorians found out more about the Victorian legal system by taking part in the many events that featured on this year’s exciting program.

There was a full house at the Sentencing Advisory Council’s Q&A and the Wheeler Centre Lunchbox/Soapbox as people came along to hear what the great speakers had to say, but also ask their own questions. You can now watch Hugh de Kretser’s talk at the Wheeler Centre online.

Hugh de Kretser at the Wheeler Centre

Hugh de Kretser at the Wheeler Centre

The RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice opened up the Old Magistrate’s Court for the first time during Law Week. An eager crowd were taken through parts of the old building before hearing a discussion on Justice: past, present and future.

Courts Open Day was once again a success – particularly with the County Court and Children’s Court joining with the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Court this year. There was a fascinating program of events held throughout the day and the sausage sizzle was popular raising $375.20 for Berry Street.

Courts Open Day sausage sizzle

Courts Open Day sausage sizzle

Thanks to everyone who came along to our events to learn more about how the law works. We’d love to hear your feedback. Help us improve future Law Weeks by completing our two minute survey. Click here to take the survey.

Particular thanks to the City of Melbourne who joined Law Week this year as our event partner. The Law Institute of Victoria who were once again a sponsor and the Institute of Legal Executives who joined us as an education sponsor this year.

City of Melbourne, Law Week event partner

City of Melbourne, Law Week event partner

And a huge thank you also goes out to all of our event organisers, who’ve worked extremely hard to deliver a fantastic Law Week program. Through their hard work, thousands of Victorians now have a fresh insight and a better understanding of the law and the legal system, which is exactly the point of Law Week.

Law Week 2013 roll call:

Ag Chat Oz
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
CE Family Lawyers
Centre for Innovative Justice
Children’s Court of Victoria
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Coroners Court of Victoria
Cosgriff Orhard Legal
County Court of Victoria
Court Network Inc
Craft Victoria
Deakin University
Department of Justice
Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Environment Defenders Office (Victoria) Ltd
Fair Work Commission
Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc
GLOBE
Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Industrial Relations Society of Victoria
Juries Commissioner’s Office
Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
Liberty Victoria
Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Melbourne Cemetery Tours
Migration Review Tribunal
Monash University
Office of the Public Advocate
Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner
Old Treasury Building
PILCH
Seniors Rights Victoria
Sentencing Advisory Council
Sisters in Crime Australia
State Library of Victoria
Supreme Court of Victoria
Tarwirri (Indigenous Law Students & Lawyers Association of Victoria)
The Victorian Bar Inc.
The Wheeler Centre
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Police
Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)
Victorian Bar
Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Wangaratta Law Courts
West Heidelberg Community Legal Service Inc

Until next year, stay in touch with us for updates on Law Week 2014 via our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

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