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.
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.
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.
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|
|Department of Justice|
|Disability Discrimination Legal Service|
|Environment Defenders Office (Victoria) Ltd|
|Fair Work Commission|
|Friends of St Kilda Cemetery Inc|
|Hume Riverina Community Legal Service|
|Industrial Relations Society of Victoria|
|Juries Commissioner’s Office|
|Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)|
|Magistrates’ Court of Victoria|
|Melbourne Cemetery Tours|
|Migration Review Tribunal|
|Office of the Public Advocate|
|Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner|
|Old Treasury Building|
|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|
|Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)|
|Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)|
|Wangaratta Law Courts|
|West Heidelberg Community Legal Service Inc|