State Coroner Sara Hinchey shines a light on the Coroners Court and its inner workings during Law Week.
Words by Clare Kennedy
Going to court can be stressful, especially for those who are vulnerable, representing themselves or attending court for the first time. Court Network, a service delivered largely by volunteers, is helping to make that experience better. We spoke to Melanie Heenan, Executive Director of Court Network, to find out more about its role in Victorian courts.
If you were a young person facing legal problems, where would you go for help?
The old High Court in Melbourne is celebrating it's 90th birthday. This Q&A explores the colourful history and historical significance of the old High Court building on Little Bourke Street.
If you were the judge, how would you sentence someone who broke the law?
A new website dedicated to helping you understand your rights when using public transport is just the ticket. On Thursday 22 February, Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project (RAP) launched Confident Commuter, a website that helps you understand your options when faced with ticket inspectors and a myki fine.
Have you been involved in a tree dispute with your neighbour? The Victorian Law Reform Commission has released a new video to help you sort out the problem. They are also asking for your suggestions on how the law can be improved.
This week we explore when it is reasonable to contest a Will with legal expert Kathy Wilson, an accredited specialist in Wills and Estates at Aitken Partners.