Host a Law Week event
Hosting an event
Hosting a Law Week event is a great way of showcasing the work that you do in the legal sector among the community. However, time is running out, as event registrations close on Friday 17 March.
What is Law Week?
Law Week is a seven-day community festival of law-related events and activities that makes learning about the law easy. It is part of a national initiative to broaden the community's knowledge and understanding of the law and their legal system.
In 2016 over 65 Event Partners hosted more than 100 events around the state with 10,500 people attending across the week.
When is Law Week?
15 May to 21 May 2017.
Law Week takes place in the third week of May each year.
Who runs Law Week?
Law Week is coordinated by Victoria Law Foundation. The foundation is responsible for curating the program and promoting it to the community.
What's involved in running a Law Week event?
Law Week Event Partners plan and deliver all events.
For your Law Week event to be accepted into Victoria's Law Week program, the event must be law-related and open to the general public. We also encourage event listings to be free or low cost. Event Partners must use the Law Week logo in promotional materials for your event and acknowledge Victoria Law Foundation as the presenter of Law Week.
Read our Tips for hosting a successful event fact sheet to get some ideas and find out more about planning and promoting your event.
How much does it cost?
It is free to register an event for Law Week.
How will the foundation help me?
The foundation can assist you with support and advice during the process of planning your event. We have experts in the area of events, communications and education who are happy to answer questions no matter how small.
Event partner pack
After registering your event, you will receive an Event Partner pack, including Law Week posters and postcards that you can use to help promote your event.
Law Week Hub
During Law Week the foundation has a festival hub at Federation Square. The hub is a great place to promote your work and event. We encourage you to send us information on your organisation for display at the hub or there are opportunities to have your staff at the hub for face-to-face interaction with the community.
The foundation assists by promoting the whole program through maintaining the Law Week website, running the PR and social media campaign, providing street banners in the Melbourne CBD and a Law Week Hub at Federation Square during Law Week.
Due to the number of events in Law Week, the majority of the promotion of individual events falls to Event Partners.
Does the foundation offer financial support?
Small Grant funds have now been allocated. Please sign up to receive our newsletter to find out about key dates and our grant priorities for 2017/18.
What's involved in registering?
How do I register?
To register your event simply fill in our online form (below) and provide all the relevant information. Once we receive your application it will be reviewed and we will contact you if there are any issues.
When do I have to register?
In order to be included in the Law Week promotion and printed in the program we ask you to register your event by 5:00pm Friday 17 March 2017.
What do I need to register?
In order to register you will need to give the basic information about your event: time, date, title etc... You will also need a photo or logo suitable for use on the web - the file size needs to be no more than 2MB and a png, gif or jpg format. The photo will be used in association with your event listing as a small thumbnail. We suggest using a photo with not too much detail as it will appear in a relatively small size.
As festival curator, we may edit the content of event listings to create a consistent program.
When will the program go live?
How do I get more information?
If you are interested in running a Law Week event the best thing to do is speak to Georgia Angus, our Law Week Festival Director. She can help you with the planning and fill you in on all the details about how our program works.
They can be contacted by phone on (03) 9604 8100 or email.