What's on in Law Week 2016

Thanks for a great Law Week. See you next year.

Law Week Festival Hub
Monday 16 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

Victoria Law Foundation
Monday 16 May 2016 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Centre for Innovative Justice, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

In this invitation-only free event, the law will be brought to life for Year 12 VCE Legal Studies students through a range of dynamic presentations delivered by senior members of the judiciary, practitioners and leaders of key legal bodies.

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Monday 16 May 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Outside the Post Office, 21 Murphy Street, Wangaratta VIC 3676

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service will be hosting an information stall and providing free legal health checks for community members.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 16 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
Monday 16 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bellarine Village, 25-29 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb VIC 3219

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
Monday 16 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

Monday 16 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Myrtleford Performing Arts Centre, Prince Street, Myrtleford VIC 3737

Local students are invited to attend a presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two Australian who were executed in Indonesia last year, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Law Week Fines Seminar
Information
Melbourne
Monday 16 May 2016 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Peninsula Community Legal Centre, 441 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC 3199

Join us for this free lunchtime seminar to learn about dealing with fines. In this special Law Week event, our lawyer will present an overview of the Victorian fines system, including the ins and outs of dealing with fines, payment plans – benefits and risks, the consequences of defaulting, liaising with the Sheriff and getting legal advice.

Office of the Public Advocate logo
Monday 16 May 2016 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cambodian Association of Victoria, 52 Queens Avenue, Springvale VIC 3171

The Cambodian Association of Victoria, the Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre and the Office of the Public Advocate present an information session about making powers of attorney to plan for the future. There will be Khmer, Thai and Lao interpreters.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Monday 16 May 2016 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Online Webinar, Melbourne VIC 3000

In this free webinar, learn about the rights, responsibilities and obligations of landlords and tenants in retail leases. Get top tips from Mark Schramm, Senior Manager at the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, and learn about the role of the Commissioner in resolving disputes.

skls logo
Monday 16 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
St Kilda Community Centre, 161 Chapel Street,, St Kilda VIC 3182

Do you have legal problems? Attend our legal health check pop up!

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Monday 16 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Monday 16 May 2016 – 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Monash Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us on Law Week's opening night – a lively forum for debate and discussion. An expert panel comprising Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, the Honourable Justice Christopher Beale of the Supreme Court, ABC Radio journalist Jon Faine and Sentencing Advisory Council Chair Professor Arie Freiberg AM will explore the current relationship between the courts, the media and the community.

Kuwait Oil Fires 1991
Monday 16 May 2016 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Australian Institute of International Affairs, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Throughout history the environment has been a silent victim of human conflict. Hear Professor Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, discuss the environmental challenges of warfare and the prospect of crimes against the environment being incorporated as a separate crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Monday 16 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Photo by Karen Ingala Smith: Ruby Kearney and Jude Owusu in performance, London 2016
Entertainment
Melbourne
Monday 16 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3054

Othello on Trial (Or: The Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife)

Leagl Aid matters logo
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
County Court Forecourt, Cnr William and Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come along to this rally during Law Week to highlight why supporting Legal Aid Matters.

Law Week Festival Hub
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Banyule Community Health and West Heidelberg Community Legal Service logos
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Banyule Community Health, 21 Alamein Street, West Heidelberg VIC 3081

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

Pop up legal health check
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bellarine Village, 25-29 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb VIC 3219

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

HRCLS logo
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gateway Health, 45-47 Mackay Street, Wangaratta VIC 3676

Join us at Cafe Connections for Community law talk. We will be proving information about the services available at Hume Riverina Community Legal Service and legal health checks.

HRCLS logo
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wangaratta Law Courts, Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Join a tour of Wangaratta Law Courts with North East Multicultural Association (NEMA) followed by a community law talk from a lawyer from Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service & BCHS logo
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Heidelberg Centrelink, 21 Yarra St, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers logo
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Rigby Cooke Lawyers, Level 11, 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A well-drafted will and powers of attorney are essential in managing end of life decision-making. Hear from Rigby Cooke’s Wills and Estates team about the real-world difficulties encountered by executors when carrying out their duties and implementing your wishes. Get tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls around this often–contentious topic, and find out what you need to know when having your will or power of attorney prepared.

Family Law Seminar
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about family law, and how Carew Counsel can help you, by attending one of our free family law seminars. Led by one of our family law specialists, it’s a chance for you to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the process of court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions.

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service & BCHS logo
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Greensborough Centrelink, 16-20 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough VIC 3088

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information night for people thinking of becoming a barrister. Opportunity to meet presenters, barristers, legal service providers and clerks.

Family Law Seminar
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about family law, and how Carew Counsel can help you, by attending one of our free family law seminars. Led by one of our family law specialists, it’s a chance for you to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the process of court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions.

Court room
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Institute of Victoria , Conference Room, Level 2, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from our panel of 'women and justice' experts who will talk about the complex issues faced by women

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Photo by Karen Ingala Smith: Ruby Kearney and Jude Owusu in performance, London 2016
Entertainment
Melbourne
Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3054

Othello on Trial (Or: The Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife)

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Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 7:45 am to 8:30 am
Forty Four Degrees Lawyers and Consultants, Level 31, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for our Law Week seminar on conveyancing to gain a unique understanding of the process of buying and selling property. Enjoy a complimentary barista-made coffee while you learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer. The seminar is led by our own CEO and founder Leila Bosnjak, with an opportunity to ask questions, meet and greet with industry operators and have a chat over breakfast at our 120 Collins Street address.

Law Week Festival Hub
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am

It's on again! This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Women in Law breakfast with a three women panel format, discussing 'why justice matters'.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Colac Woolworths, 2-16 Bromfield Street, Colac VIC 3250

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

Ageing and the law image
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Carrum Bowling Club, 716 Nepean Highway, Carrum VIC 3199

Join us in this forum to learn about protecting your interests and rights in relation to money, ageing and family. Learn more about lifetime planning with information on wills and powers of attorney.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

HRCLS logo
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
UMFC, 36 Mackay Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service are holding training for community workers at UMFC.

Hamilton Court House
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Law Court, Martin Street, Hamilton VIC 3300

Explore the historic Hamilton Court with a behind the scenes tour with the local court Registrar.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Come along for a free legal health check from Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS).

NSWLA logo
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Albury Library, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury NSW 2640

Legal Aid NSW will present a seminar on 'Family life and the law'.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Online Webinar, Melbourne VIC 3000

In this free webinar, learn about the rights, responsibilities and obligations of landlords and tenants in retail leases. Get top tips from Mark Schramm, Senior Manager at the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, and learn about the role of the Commissioner in resolving disputes.

Monash Health
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Lecture Theatre 1, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168

Experience what an inquest in the Coroners Court involves, and find out how a fictional medical incident results in a patient fatality. Presided over by His Honour Ian Gray, the former State Coroner, and moderated by Dr Steve Ellen and Mr Bill O'Shea from 774 ABC Radio.

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre logo
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Sunshine Magistrates' Court, 10 Foundry Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Come and see Aussie drama Face to face, starring Vince Colosimo and Sigrid Thornton in a real courtroom, while enjoying complimentary popcorn and ice-cream. The movie will be followed by a Q&A on restorative justice with Victoria Police, the Youth Junction Inc. and Jesuit Social Services. Don't miss out, places limited. For ages 15–25.

Emily Green Photo
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
K&L Gates, Level 25, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Do you know your way through the legal terms and issues that impact your creative practice? Learn the tips and tricks of the trade so that you can protect your creativity. Join Savannah Hardingham and Christine Danos from K&L Gates, and Melbourne designer Emily Green, for a seminar exploring the legal issues faced by makers today.

Monash University Law logo
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
South One Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton campus, Clayton VIC 3800

Learn how a Monash Law degree can empower you to shape the world, from legal practice and politics, to business and beyond. Hear a current student, alumni and staff talk about studying Law at Monash.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Law Week Festival Hub
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre logo
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bayside Shopping Centre (community site in front of Coles), 28 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Come and see the team from Peninsula Community Legal Centre to get a free legal health check and information at our pop-up stall. Chat to our staff about legal issues and find out about free legal services.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre logo
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Port Phillip Plaza, 25 Boneo Road, Rosebud VIC 3939

Come and see the team from Peninsula Community Legal Centre to get a free legal health check and information at our pop-up stall. Chat to our staff about legal issues and find out about free legal services.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Colac Woolworths, 2-16 Bromfield Street, Colac VIC 3250

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

NSW legal aid
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lavington Library, 366 Griffith Rd, Lavington NSW 2641

Legal Aid NSW will be conducting legal health check ups.

Warrnambool Law Courts
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Warrnambool Law Court, 218 Koroit St, Warrnambool VIC 3280

Come along to Warrnambool Law Courts and join the Court Registrar for a tour of the Court.

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Ballarat Court
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ballarat Law Courts, 100 Grenville Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350

Come join us for a tour of Ballarat Law Courts by a court

Law Institute of Victoria logo
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get a glimpse of the courtroom as you’ve never experienced it before by attending the Law Institute of Victoria's mock trial event during the 2016 Law Week celebration. Come along and experience first-hand how the Victorian legal system works – and whether lawyers can have fun too.

Donor conception logo
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear a panel of experts discuss Victoria's new donor linking laws.

New laws will give donor-conceived Victorians an automatic right to available identifying information about their donor, regardless of when they were born. While donors will no longer have the right to determine whether their identities are revealed to their donor offspring, the new laws will provide protective measures and allow donors control over how – or if – they have contact with people they are biologically linked to.

Thursday 19 May 2016 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Victorian Parliament is examining end-of-life choices, but did you know that the law already provides a number of ways in which people can express their wishes and make choices at the end of life?

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Chinatown
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Little Bourke and Spring streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the hidden lanes and forgotten history of Chinatown in this 90–minute walking tour.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 19 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 20 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Justice Connect, Not-for-profit law
Friday 20 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Clayton Utz, 18/333 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Is your community group making the most of tax concessions? Find out more at this seminar.

skls logo
Friday 20 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
St Kilda Community Centre, 161 Chapel Street,, St Kilda VIC 3182

Do you have legal problems? Attend our legal health check pop up!

Young people
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 20 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event – aimed at high school students, university students, carers, community workers and those working with young people – will discuss a range of youth-related legal issues. Topics will include homelessness, drugs and alcohol, discrimination and human rights.

Pop up legal health check
Friday 20 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Market Square, Corner Malop & Moorabool Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
Friday 20 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
Friday 20 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

Springvale Monash Legal Service
Friday 20 May 2016 – 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Dandenong Market, Corner of Cleeland and Clow Streets, Dandenong VIC 3175

The Springvale Monash Legal Service will be hosting a stall at the front of the Dandenong Market on Friday 20 May. Come along and join us for legal information sessions, and advice to anyone who would like to come by and say hello.

Law Institute of Victoria
Friday 20 May 2016 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Law Institute of Victoria Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

How can we learn from past mistakes in order to improve the future? For this Law Week event, the Law Institute of Victoria is hosting a panel of esteemed experts to discuss how lawyers can harness technology and the illusive concept of “innovation” to improve both the present and the future.

Bennetswood Neighbourhood House Logo
Friday 20 May 2016 – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Bennetswood Neighbourhood House, 7 Greenwood Street, Burwood VIC 3125

Life presents many different challenges. As people age, it’s important to ensure that they have planned for future circumstances. Attend this information session to learn about enduring powers of attorney, and receive the free Take control kit produced by the Office of the Public Advocate.

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Friday 20 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Lawyers for Animals
Friday 20 May 2016 – 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Apartment (bar), 401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A fun & informative evening with a hint of legal competition!

Sisters in Crime
Friday 20 May 2016 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Victoria University - Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Room G02, Level 2, City Queen Campus 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join Sisters in Crime Australia for their 10th Annual Law Week event. Hear a panel of specialists discuss forensic evidence, what really happens during an investigation and how the advent of the 'CSI effect' has changed how crime is investigated and prosecuted.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 20 May 2016 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Chinatown
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 20 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Little Bourke and Spring streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the hidden lanes and forgotten history of Chinatown in this 90–minute walking tour.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Friday 20 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Carlton Murder Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 20 May 2016 – 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Outside Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the dark underworld of Carlton in this driving tour. Hear the tales of where murders have happened, or murderers have lived. You'll see famous crime scenes, from the infamous Pyjama Girl murder to the death of Squizzy Taylor.

Supreme Court of Victoria
Kids / families
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Legal Precinct, Corner of Lonsdale and William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Today the State and Federal Courts open their doors to the public. Step behind the scenes of your legal system with mock trials, behind scene tours, information sessions and exhibitions.

Pop up legal health check
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Market Square, Corner Malop & Moorabool Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Court Network
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Court, Supreme Court, Melbourne Magistrates' Court, Federal Court of Australia, Court precinct, Corner William Street and Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Free information, support and referral service for people attending court. See a Court Networker in action during mock hearings and speak with our staff during Courts Open Day to find out how we can help you when going to court.

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Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Federal Court of Australia’s debut at Law Week allows a meeting with Justice Tony Pagone to explore the expansive jurisdiction of the Federal Court. The Federal Court of Australia’s debut at Law Week allows a meeting with Justice Tony Pagone to explore the expansive jurisdiction of the Federal Court.

Saturday 21 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An insight into the process involved in arresting a ship: Why is it done? How is it done?

Law Information Day
Information
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Doncaster Library, MC2, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Doncaster Library hosts Law Information Day with Victoria Legal Aid and Eastern Community Legal Centre. A Cantonese and Mandarin speaking translator will be in attendance

Saturday 21 May 2016 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

See the Adult Parole Board in action in this mock sitting at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court. Join us during Courts Open Day to find out how the board makes its decisions, and what a typical prisoner goes through when applying for parole.

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Entertainment
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An interactive exploration into the use of video linking by courts.

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Saturday 21 May 2016 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

In this tour you will learn everything that you ever wanted to know about juries but were too afraid to ask.

Old Melbourne Morgue
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
St Kilda Cemetery, Cnr Dandenong Road and Hotham Street, St Kilda East VIC 3183

As part of Law Week, one of our experienced guides will lead a tour of unusual deaths and a history of the Melbourne Morgue. There is much to discover on this fascinating tour which is being repeated due to popular demand.

Habeas Chorus
Entertainment
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne Lawyers' Orchestra and Habeas Chorus in conjunction with Monash University Choral Society present Mozart's Requiem and the Melbourne Premiere of Australian work Last Verses by Dan Walker.

Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us before the sun goes down behind the walls of the Geelong Gaol to hear tales of great escapes – from those who simply walked out the front gates, to the largest escape in Victoria's history.

Habeas Chorus
Entertainment
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne Lawyers' Orchestra and Habeas Chorus in conjunction with Monash University Choral Society present Mozart's Requiem and the Melbourne Premiere of Australian work Last Verses by Dan Walker.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Chinatown
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Little Bourke and Spring streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the hidden lanes and forgotten history of Chinatown in this 90–minute walking tour.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Saturday 21 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Blue Ribbon Foundation
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Palms Lawn at Albert Park , Aquatic Drive, Albert Park VIC 3205

30 years on we can remember Constable Angela Taylor. This event honours the memory of Constable Angela Rose Taylor who, at 21 years of age, died from injuries she received when a car bomb exploded outside the Russell Street Police Complex in 1986. Proceeds from this event will help to build new and improved emergency facilities in public hospitals named in memory of fallen police officers – remembering lives by saving others.

Chinatown
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Little Bourke and Spring streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the hidden lanes and forgotten history of Chinatown in this 90–minute walking tour.

Brighton Cemetery
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Brighton General Cemetery, Corner North Road and Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South VIC 3162

Join us on this walking tour to visit the graves of Melbourne judges and victims of crime alike. Hear the tales of some of Melbourne’s most significant pioneers and walk through the resting place of renowned Australian identities.

Courthouse in Dunolly
Discussions and debates
Regional
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Court House, Market Street, Dunolly VIC 3472

In the beautifully restored old courthouse located in the tiny Goldfields town of Dunolly, 40 minutes from Bendigo, Gideon Haigh talks about his latest book, Certain Admissions, which is about a notorious 1949 Melbourne murder trial. It is followed by afternoon tea and a glass of wine to toast history, the law and a very good read.

Executive Council Chamber in the Old Treasury Building
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about the role of the Governor and the historic Old Treasury Building in this exclusive Law Week tour of the Executive Council Chamber, in use for over 150 years. The Old Treasury Building has been the office of the Governor of Victoria since it opened in 1862.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 22 May 2016 – 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Law Week Festival Hub
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

Victoria Law Foundation
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Centre for Innovative Justice, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

In this invitation-only free event, the law will be brought to life for Year 12 VCE Legal Studies students through a range of dynamic presentations delivered by senior members of the judiciary, practitioners and leaders of key legal bodies.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bellarine Village, 25-29 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb VIC 3219

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Myrtleford Performing Arts Centre, Prince Street, Myrtleford VIC 3737

Local students are invited to attend a presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two Australian who were executed in Indonesia last year, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Law Week Fines Seminar
Information
Melbourne
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Peninsula Community Legal Centre, 441 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC 3199

Join us for this free lunchtime seminar to learn about dealing with fines. In this special Law Week event, our lawyer will present an overview of the Victorian fines system, including the ins and outs of dealing with fines, payment plans – benefits and risks, the consequences of defaulting, liaising with the Sheriff and getting legal advice.

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2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
St Kilda Community Centre, 161 Chapel Street,, St Kilda VIC 3182

Do you have legal problems? Attend our legal health check pop up!

5:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Monash Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us on Law Week's opening night – a lively forum for debate and discussion. An expert panel comprising Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, the Honourable Justice Christopher Beale of the Supreme Court, ABC Radio journalist Jon Faine and Sentencing Advisory Council Chair Professor Arie Freiberg AM will explore the current relationship between the courts, the media and the community.

Kuwait Oil Fires 1991
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Australian Institute of International Affairs, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Throughout history the environment has been a silent victim of human conflict. Hear Professor Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, discuss the environmental challenges of warfare and the prospect of crimes against the environment being incorporated as a separate crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Photo by Karen Ingala Smith: Ruby Kearney and Jude Owusu in performance, London 2016
Entertainment
Melbourne
8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3054

Othello on Trial (Or: The Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife)

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Discussions and debates
Melbourne
8:00 am to 10:00 am
County Court Forecourt, Cnr William and Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come along to this rally during Law Week to highlight why supporting Legal Aid Matters.

Law Week Festival Hub
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

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9:30 am to 11:30 am
Banyule Community Health, 21 Alamein Street, West Heidelberg VIC 3081

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

Pop up legal health check
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bellarine Village, 25-29 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb VIC 3219

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

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10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gateway Health, 45-47 Mackay Street, Wangaratta VIC 3676

Join us at Cafe Connections for Community law talk. We will be proving information about the services available at Hume Riverina Community Legal Service and legal health checks.

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11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wangaratta Law Courts, Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Join a tour of Wangaratta Law Courts with North East Multicultural Association (NEMA) followed by a community law talk from a lawyer from Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Heidelberg Centrelink, 21 Yarra St, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

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12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Rigby Cooke Lawyers, Level 11, 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A well-drafted will and powers of attorney are essential in managing end of life decision-making. Hear from Rigby Cooke’s Wills and Estates team about the real-world difficulties encountered by executors when carrying out their duties and implementing your wishes. Get tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls around this often–contentious topic, and find out what you need to know when having your will or power of attorney prepared.

Family Law Seminar
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about family law, and how Carew Counsel can help you, by attending one of our free family law seminars. Led by one of our family law specialists, it’s a chance for you to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the process of court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions.

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Greensborough Centrelink, 16-20 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough VIC 3088

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service to get a free legal health check at our pop-up stall. Speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

Information
Melbourne
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information night for people thinking of becoming a barrister. Opportunity to meet presenters, barristers, legal service providers and clerks.

Family Law Seminar
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about family law, and how Carew Counsel can help you, by attending one of our free family law seminars. Led by one of our family law specialists, it’s a chance for you to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the process of court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions.

Court room
5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Institute of Victoria , Conference Room, Level 2, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from our panel of 'women and justice' experts who will talk about the complex issues faced by women

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Photo by Karen Ingala Smith: Ruby Kearney and Jude Owusu in performance, London 2016
Entertainment
Melbourne
8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3054

Othello on Trial (Or: The Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife)

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7:45 am to 8:30 am
Forty Four Degrees Lawyers and Consultants, Level 31, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for our Law Week seminar on conveyancing to gain a unique understanding of the process of buying and selling property. Enjoy a complimentary barista-made coffee while you learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer. The seminar is led by our own CEO and founder Leila Bosnjak, with an opportunity to ask questions, meet and greet with industry operators and have a chat over breakfast at our 120 Collins Street address.

Law Week Festival Hub
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

546 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640
8:00 am to 10:00 am

It's on again! This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Women in Law breakfast with a three women panel format, discussing 'why justice matters'.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Colac Woolworths, 2-16 Bromfield Street, Colac VIC 3250

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

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10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Carrum Bowling Club, 716 Nepean Highway, Carrum VIC 3199

Join us in this forum to learn about protecting your interests and rights in relation to money, ageing and family. Learn more about lifetime planning with information on wills and powers of attorney.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

Hamilton Court House
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Law Court, Martin Street, Hamilton VIC 3300

Explore the historic Hamilton Court with a behind the scenes tour with the local court Registrar.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Come along for a free legal health check from Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS).

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Albury Library, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury NSW 2640

Legal Aid NSW will present a seminar on 'Family life and the law'.

Monash Health
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Lecture Theatre 1, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168

Experience what an inquest in the Coroners Court involves, and find out how a fictional medical incident results in a patient fatality. Presided over by His Honour Ian Gray, the former State Coroner, and moderated by Dr Steve Ellen and Mr Bill O'Shea from 774 ABC Radio.

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5:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Sunshine Magistrates' Court, 10 Foundry Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Come and see Aussie drama Face to face, starring Vince Colosimo and Sigrid Thornton in a real courtroom, while enjoying complimentary popcorn and ice-cream. The movie will be followed by a Q&A on restorative justice with Victoria Police, the Youth Junction Inc. and Jesuit Social Services. Don't miss out, places limited. For ages 15–25.

Emily Green Photo
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
K&L Gates, Level 25, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Do you know your way through the legal terms and issues that impact your creative practice? Learn the tips and tricks of the trade so that you can protect your creativity. Join Savannah Hardingham and Christine Danos from K&L Gates, and Melbourne designer Emily Green, for a seminar exploring the legal issues faced by makers today.

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Information
Melbourne
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
South One Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton campus, Clayton VIC 3800

Learn how a Monash Law degree can empower you to shape the world, from legal practice and politics, to business and beyond. Hear a current student, alumni and staff talk about studying Law at Monash.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.

Law Week Festival Hub
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fed Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Law Week Festival Hub in Fed Square to check out what’s on during Law Week, pick up information about where to get legal help and have a chat with our friendly staff. Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badge.

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9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bayside Shopping Centre (community site in front of Coles), 28 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Come and see the team from Peninsula Community Legal Centre to get a free legal health check and information at our pop-up stall. Chat to our staff about legal issues and find out about free legal services.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold-leaf and classical decoration.

Pop up legal health check
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Colac Woolworths, 2-16 Bromfield Street, Colac VIC 3250

Come and see the team from Barwon Community Legal Service, undertake a free legal health check, and try your luck at winning some amazing prizes. You might just uncover a hidden legal problem.

Old Supreme Court Garry Owen
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

An exhibition showcasing the social history behind the 175th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The exhibition brings together stories about the judges of the court, the media’s relationship with the court, the developing role of the court and the rule of law, key court decisions, the changing nature of jurisdictions, legal education, and the buildings and libraries that have featured throughout its history.

West Gate Bridge Collapse
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Victoria University at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011

This exhibition, brought to you by the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, showcases a collection of photographs and items which formed the exhibits of the coronial inquiry into the collapse.

NSW legal aid
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lavington Library, 366 Griffith Rd, Lavington NSW 2641

Legal Aid NSW will be conducting legal health check ups.

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5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get a glimpse of the courtroom as you’ve never experienced it before by attending the Law Institute of Victoria's mock trial event during the 2016 Law Week celebration. Come along and experience first-hand how the Victorian legal system works – and whether lawyers can have fun too.

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5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear a panel of experts discuss Victoria's new donor linking laws.

New laws will give donor-conceived Victorians an automatic right to available identifying information about their donor, regardless of when they were born. While donors will no longer have the right to determine whether their identities are revealed to their donor offspring, the new laws will provide protective measures and allow donors control over how – or if – they have contact with people they are biologically linked to.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Victorian Parliament is examining end-of-life choices, but did you know that the law already provides a number of ways in which people can express their wishes and make choices at the end of life?

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, D Division, Corner Urquhart Street and Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Walk in the footsteps of the notorious Chopper Reed, discover the famous outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains and experience the final moments of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed in Australia. With 44 bodies buried on-site, and a who’s who of Australia’s criminal underworld calling Pentridge home, it's no wonder the building is haunted by its past.

Chinatown
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Little Bourke and Spring streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Explore the hidden lanes and forgotten history of Chinatown in this 90–minute walking tour.

Geelong Ghost Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join us behind the walls of Victoria's 'Prison of the Ill', Geelong Gaol, as we guide you by lantern light through the three levels, sharing tales of crime, punishment and ghosts.