What's on in Law Week 2017

Victorian Inspectorate
Monday 15 May 2017
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

Law Week Hub
Information
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017 - 8:00 am to Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2017. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

COTA and Transgender Victoria
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Maddocks, The Boardroom, Collins Square, Tower Two, Level 25, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

All too frequently, LGBTI individuals and their families of choice face very hostile outcomes at the end of life. COTA Victoria and Transgender Victoria bring you a panel discussion on the legal issues to consider in planning for the future by LGBTI communities.

Tarwirri
Monday 15 May 2017
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Indigenous high school students are invited to learn more about the law and the legal system through attending this tour, which will be guided by an Indigenous legal student.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Monday 15 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading VIC 3131

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Rebecca Carroll-Bell
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This interactive workshop will introduce you to different negotiation styles and equip you with the key tools to dramatically improve your negotiation skills.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ask an Accredited Family Law Specialist all of your family law questions

Buying and Selling property
Monday 15 May 2017
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Buying and selling property in 2017 can pose unexpected problems. Learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer at this Law Week seminar.

Melbourne Law School
Monday 15 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Melbourne Law School, Lecture Theatre G08 (Ground Floor), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

What are the issues? What are your rights? Everyone who works in Australia has basic rights and protection under the law, including the right to a minimum wage and proper conditions. Join this information session to learn more.

New Law Courts
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from court reporter, media academic and author Peter Gregory to learn about the art of court reporting.

WIRE
Monday 15 May 2017
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
WIRE Women's Information, 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Leaving a relationship? Thinking of separating? Want to know what your options are?
Come to our free information session.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Monday 15 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Farmers visit to Sunshine Harvester Works
Mock trial
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Banco Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The 1907 Harvester case was a key decision leading to the introduction of Australia’s first minimum wage in the 1920s. In this, the decision's 110th anniversary year, the Fair Work Commission presents a mock hearing of the case.

Sentencing Advisory Council
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria , 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Why does the law treat offending children differently to offending adults? Hear the hypothetical case study of youth offending by 'Michael' to gain a better understanding.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Monday 15 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Justice Connect and Law Institute Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Geelong Magistrates Court, Railway Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220

Join the annual Walk for Justice as it is held for the first time in Geelong. Help support free legal services for people and community organisations that can't afford a lawyer.

Justice Connect and Law Institute Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Melbourne County Court, 250 William Street, Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join the annual Walk for Justice as it relaunches in 2017. Help support free legal services for people and community organisations that can't afford a lawyer.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Victoria Law Foundation
Tuesday 16 May 2017
9:15 am to 3:00 pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A relevant and dynamic program of speakers for Legal Studies students.

Nevin Lenne Gross
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Wodonga Senior Secondary College - Lecture Theatre, 69 Woodland Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

Held in Wodonga, attend this presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two 'Bali 9' Australians who were executed in Indonesia in 2015.

Deakin Law School
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet our Directors and students at the Deakin Law School free law clinics and find out more about our services.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session on Australian Employment Law at Box Hill Library

Rebecca Carroll-Bell
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Few business owners like receiving complaints from customers, but from time to time it does happen. Attend this hands-on workshop and never again will you be lost for words when faced with an angry clients.

Tenants and landlords
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get the answers to all of your renting questions in this drop-in event for tenants and landlords.

Carew Counsel Solicitors
Tuesday 16 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Family Law Seminar, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Do you have questions about family law? Build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of Court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions by attending this seminar.

Victorian Inspectorate
Tuesday 16 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Tuesday 16 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Step Up To The Bar
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a lawyer considering whether to become a barrister? Join us for this panel discussion to get answers to your questions from Victorian Bar barristers.

Women and Mentoring
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
National Australia Bank, The Bowl, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from a magistrate, a crime writer and a woman who has received mentoring following a criminal offence as they explore what leads a woman to crime.

Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for our Victorian lecture presented by guest speaker: Her Honour Judge Felicity Hampel, who will address the judicial wellbeing program that is now running in the County Court.

Tarwirri
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is a Royal Commission? What do they seek to achieve? Find out by attending this panel discussion that explores their legal outcomes.

Justice: Past, present and future
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Old Magistrate's Court, Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for a tour of the Watch House at Old Melbourne Gaol and a discussion between current and former magistrates on their experiences and visions of the justice system, past, present and future.

Fitzroy Legal Service
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Have you ever experienced racism or discrimination in the community, at work or when using public services? Attend this session to find out what you can do about it.

Copyright your craft
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Craft Victoria, Level 2, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

This session covers intellectual property issues specific to craftmakers, including copyright & trademarks.

Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Courtyard, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

How does a court give people on the downward spiral of offending the opportunity to turn their lives around? Simple: give people the chance to figure out solutions for themselves.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 16 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 17 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Nevin Lenne Gross
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Benalla P-12 College, Theatrette, 41-55 Barkly Street, Benalla VIC 3672

Held in Benalla, attend this presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two 'Bali 9' Australians who were executed in Indonesia in 2015.

What is Mediation? Your questions answered
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This session is on mediation basics and provides an introduction to mediation as a dispute resolution option that is quicker, cheaper, and more satisfying than going to court.

Deakin Law School
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet our Directors and students at the Deakin Law School free law clinics and find out more about our services.

Photograph of attendees at Breaking Down Barriers 2016
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Functions on Chapel, Cnr Chapel Street and Greville Street, Prahran VIC 3181

Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. Hear from some of the leading experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more.

Fitzroy Legal Service
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

Have you ever experienced racism or discrimination in the community, at work or when using public services? Would you like to find out about what you can do about it? Hear from experts to learn more.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Doncaster Library, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Victorian Ombudsman
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information session on how the Victoria Ombudsman can help you

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Webinar, Online Only VIC 3000
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

This free 30-minute webinar presented by the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner will provide hints and tips on how to avoid problems when purchasing a franchise.

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Koorie Heritage Trust, Level, 1 The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this Koori cultural walking tour to explore Melbourne’s Aboriginal and early settlement history and gain context into traditional lore and landmark sites.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Wednesday 17 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Understanding underquoting laws in Victoria
Wednesday 17 May 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
State Library of Victoria - Seminar room one, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you looking to buy or sell residential property? This one-hour session explains changes to Victorian underquoting laws that came into effect on 1 May 2017.

Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project
Wednesday 17 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The College of Law Victoria, Level 6, 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

'Do I need to disclose my criminal conviction?' With Victoria Police processing over 690,000 criminal history checks in the 2015-2016 financial year, this is a question that many Victorians will need to ask themselves at some stage in their lives.

Victoria Police Museum
Wednesday 17 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Victoria Police Museum, 637 Flinders St, Docklands VIC 3008

Join us as Victoria Police Museum opens its doors for a special after-hours tour to celebrate Law Week. Discover the history of policing in Victoria from the 1850s through to today.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 17 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Victorian Inspectorate
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

College of Law
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The College of Law, Level 10, 459 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a secondary school student interested in a career in the law? Join us for this 1.5-hour session describing the journey to studying and practising law.

La Trobe University
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet La Trobe Law School staff and students and discover our internship programs

Office of the Public Advocate
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1 Training Room, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Powers of attorney allow adults with legal capacity to appoint someone to make decisions for them if they are unable or need help to make their own decisions. Join us for an information session to learn more about the update on the power of attorney laws that came into effect on 1 September 2015.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Vermont South Library, Vermont South Shopping Centre, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Thursday 18 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ask an Accredited Family Law Specialist all of your family law questions

Tarwirri
Thursday 18 May 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Koorie Heritage Trust, Level, 1 The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this Koori cultural walking tour to explore Melbourne’s Aboriginal and early settlement history and gain context into traditional lore and landmark sites.

Supreme Court
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, The Law Library of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this lunchtime classical concert, designed to provide an opportunity to relax and reflect in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Webinar, Online only VIC 3000
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Working from home can provide an easy way of starting a new business, but you still need to comply with relevant laws, and contracts you enter into are legally enforceable. Attend this webinar to learn more.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Thursday 18 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc
Thursday 18 May 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Ross House, Level 1, Room 3, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments that can be made at work.

Ballarat Court
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 18 May 2017
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 registrar and find out more about the court.

Law Institute Victoria and Victorian Bar
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Banco Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is a trial really like? Find out by attending this engaging mock trial in the grand interior of Banco Court in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Buying and selling property
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Buying and selling property can pose unexpected problems. Learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Have you ever wondered about the mediation process and how it works? Do you have a commercial dispute and don't know what to do next? Hear from the Victorian Small Business Commissioner Principal Mediator on these and other common questions.

Beyond all reasonable doubt: Bringing plain English to law
Thursday 18 May 2017
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
State Library Victoria, Conference Centre, Seminar Room 1, 179 Latrobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Clients don’t want to feel baffled after meeting with a lawyer. Lawyers need to avoid poor communication, which leads to misunderstandings and an erosion of trust. Plain English editor and writer Andrew Pegler will present the compelling case for plain English in the law.

Former Magistrates' Court
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Former Melbourne Magistrates' Court , Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event delves into the archives of Victoria’s criminal justice system and emerges triumphantly with some of the most bizarre court cases for your amusement.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated at Pentridge Prison, once home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Friday 19 May 2017
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mildura Central Shopping Centre, Cnr 15th Street and Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500

Information on a wide range of legal topics

Victorian Ombudsman
Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What do you do when human rights are raised as part of a complaint? This masterclass looks at what the law really asks you to do, in plain language, and suggests practical actions.

Springvale Monash Legal Service
Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 352 Princes Highway, Narre Warren VIC 3805

Speak to an expert from the Springvale Monash Legal Service to get on-the-spot advice on common legal problems.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Friday 19 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Friday 19 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3015

Play legal lingo bingo with us and ask legal questions that tests your knowledge of Australian Law

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Friday 19 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Talking Justice
Discussions and debates
Regional
Friday 19 May 2017
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550

Held in Bendigo, join Damien Carrick, presenter of Radio National's Law Report, for conversations about the role of justice in a free society.

Sisters in Crime Australia
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear a panel of experts explore Victoria’s trail-blazing approach to how sex crimes are treated and monitored.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated at Pentridge Prison, once home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners.

Melbourne Murder Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Spring Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear spine tingling stories of Melbourne's past as we guide you though the streets and lanes of the oldest Chinese community in the western world.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Friday 19 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Carlton Murder Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Outside Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us on a murderous night in Melbourne as we explore the dark and forgotten history of Carlton, the most violent suburb of Melbourne.

Talking Justice
Discussions and debates
Regional
Saturday 20 May 2017
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550

Held in Bendigo, join Damien Carrick, presenter of Radio National's Law Report, for conversations about the role of justice in a free society.

Accused man in custody cell
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:45 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A behind-the-scenes tour where you will experience what it's like to be an accused person arriving at court in custody, being placed in a holding cell, and meeting your lawyer before entering a plea of guilty before a judge.

Courts Open Day
Information
Melbourne
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, VCAT, Legal Precinct, Melbourne VIC 3000

For a day, Victorian courts open their doors to let you see behind the scenes. It's a great day out for the family, offering plenty of children's activities.

Associates on the Behind-the-Scenes tour
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the County Court's architecture, jury facilities, court rooms, artwork, seized weapons, history of gowns and more.

The Supreme Court library
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Law Library of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

2017 marks 50 years since the last time the death penalty was used in Victoria. Join us to learn about our state's history of capital punishment.

Children's Court Logo
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, Foyer, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Children’s Court is fortunate to host a permanent collection of art from the Gallery which aims to recognise the value of personal and socio-cultural comments expressed by children through their art.

Visit the gowns display in Waldron Hall
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ever wondered why judges wear robes in court? Find out about judicial attire worn in the County Court at this display.

Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Be a part of a mock criminal hearing, attend a ‘Walk in Her Shoes’ tour or visit a real court session as part of our usual weekend court proceedings.

Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come along to the Supreme Court of Victoria and enjoy the free program of tours, talks and exhibitions.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:15 am to 10:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

Heritage and history tours at the Supreme Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:30 am to 11:00 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Go behind the scenes on a tour of the magnificent Supreme Court of Victoria. Learn about the Court’s rich heritage and its operations today. Take in the magnificent library, walk the corridors, and be awed at the elegance of Banco Court.

Custody cells
Saturday 20 May 2017
10:30 am to 11:00 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this underground tour of the County Court custody cells, where prisoners in custody await court hearings.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

On trial: A Supreme Court judge explains
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, Banco Court, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out what happens first-hand in a real criminal trial when a Supreme Court judge shares their experiences and insight into the trial process.

Sir Douglas Menzies by Archibald Colquhoun, 1940, Copyright Victorian Bar
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery, Owen Dixon Chambers, Victorian Bar, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Visit the Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery at Owen Dixon Chambers to view a number of portrait paintings of Victorian barristers, both past and present.

Heritage and history tours at the Supreme Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Go behind the scenes on a tour of the magnificent Supreme Court of Victoria. Learn about the Court’s rich heritage and its operations today. Take in the magnificent library, walk the corridors, and be awed at the elegance of Banco Court.

VCAT
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out about how VCAT works from tribunal members who hear cases.

VCAT can help with guardianship cases
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about VCAT's powers to help with guardianship or powers of attorney cases.

Accused man in custody cell
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A behind-the-scenes tour where you will experience what it's like to be an accused person arriving at court in custody, being placed in a holding cell, and meeting your lawyer before entering a plea of guilty before a judge.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

Criminal courtroom with jury box
Saturday 20 May 2017
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is it really like to be a juror? Learn all about jury service on this immersive courtroom tour with Victoria's Juries Commissioner.

Custody cells
Saturday 20 May 2017
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this underground tour of the County Court custody cells, where prisoners in custody await court hearings.

Class actions and the Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Courtroom 15, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about how the Supreme Court manages class actions and their associated proceedings, which impact on so many Victorians’ lives.

Heritage and history tours at the Supreme Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Go behind the scenes on a tour of the magnificent Supreme Court of Victoria. Learn about the Court’s rich heritage and its operations today. Take in the magnificent library, walk the corridors, and be awed at the elegance of Banco Court.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

Members of the jury
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Gain an insight into how jurors get randomly selected, from the start of the process right through to the end, with volunteers from the audience asked to play the role of jurors in the courtroom.

Heritage and history tours at the Supreme Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Go behind the scenes on a tour of the magnificent Supreme Court of Victoria. Learn about the Court’s rich heritage and its operations today. Take in the magnificent library, walk the corridors, and be awed at the elegance of Banco Court.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

The County Koori Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the unique style of sentencing in the Koori Court. The County Koori Court aims to ensure greater participation of the Aboriginal community in the sentencing process.

Find out how VCAT works
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out about how VCAT works from tribunal members who hear cases.

Resolving a planning dispute at VCAT
Saturday 20 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tips to help you prepare and present a planning case at the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Criminal courtroom with jury box
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is it really like to be a juror? Learn all about jury service on this immersive courtroom tour with Victoria's Juries Commissioner.

Accused man in custody cell
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A behind-the-scenes tour where you will experience what it's like to be an accused person arriving at court in custody, being placed in a holding cell, and meeting your lawyer before entering a plea of guilty before a judge.

Brighton General Cemetery
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Brighton General Cemetery, 257 North Rd [near corner of Hawthorn Rd], South Caulfield VIC 3162

Learn about some of Melbourne's most significant pioneers who found their final resting places in Brighton General Cemetery.

Old Magistrates Court
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Old Magistrates Court, RMIT City Campus, 325-343 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The RMIT Law Students' Society Personal Injury moot scenario focuses on personal injury law, and is the only moot of its kind in Australia.

The historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a tour of the historic cells that lie beneath the Supreme Court of Victoria, which held the state’s most notorious criminals, and the innocent accused, for more than 70 years.

Custody cells
Saturday 20 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this underground tour of the County Court custody cells, where prisoners in custody await court hearings.

Sir Douglas Menzies by Archibald Colquhoun, 1940, Copyright Victorian Bar
Saturday 20 May 2017
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery, Owen Dixon Chambers, Victorian Bar, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Visit the Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery at Owen Dixon Chambers to view a number of portrait paintings of Victorian barristers, both past and present.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 20 May 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated at Pentridge Prison, once home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners.

Melbourne Murder Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 20 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Corner of Spring Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear spine tingling stories of Melbourne's past as we guide you though the streets and lanes of the oldest Chinese community in the western world.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Saturday 20 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Melbourne Murder Tour
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 20 May 2017
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Outside Old Russell Street Police Headquarters, 336 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for a two-hour driving tour as we explore Melbourne's darkest history. Visit the locations of mass murders, serial killings, cannibalism and terrorist attacks.

Jack the Ripper
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 21 May 2017
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Outside Flinders Street Station, Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Was Frederick Deeming Jack the Ripper? Or was he just Australia's first serial killer? Join this 90-minute walking tour to find out.

St Kilda Cemetery
Sunday 21 May 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
St Kilda Cemetery, 271-288 Princes Hwy, Windsor VIC 3181

Join us on a walking tour through St Kilda Cemetery. Come and hear anecdotes and more about the lives of judges, outstanding lawyers, and others who made their life in the law.

Dunolly Town Hall
Discussions and debates
Regional
Sunday 21 May 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dunolly Town Hall and Old Court House, 112 Broadway, Dunolly VIC 3472

An afternoon with writers Terry Smyth and Sulari Gentill

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Sunday 21 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

St Paul's Cathedral
Sunday 21 May 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Australian music for an ever-changing world. Join us at the Collingwood town hall for an afternoon of truly moving music from two of Australia's finest composers.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 21 May 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated at Pentridge Prison, once home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Sunday 21 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Victorian Inspectorate
Monday 15 May 2017
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

Law Week Hub
Information
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017 - 8:00 am to Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2017. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

COTA and Transgender Victoria
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Maddocks, The Boardroom, Collins Square, Tower Two, Level 25, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

All too frequently, LGBTI individuals and their families of choice face very hostile outcomes at the end of life. COTA Victoria and Transgender Victoria bring you a panel discussion on the legal issues to consider in planning for the future by LGBTI communities.

Tarwirri
Monday 15 May 2017
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Indigenous high school students are invited to learn more about the law and the legal system through attending this tour, which will be guided by an Indigenous legal student.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Monday 15 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading VIC 3131

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Rebecca Carroll-Bell
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This interactive workshop will introduce you to different negotiation styles and equip you with the key tools to dramatically improve your negotiation skills.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ask an Accredited Family Law Specialist all of your family law questions

Buying and Selling property
Monday 15 May 2017
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Buying and selling property in 2017 can pose unexpected problems. Learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer at this Law Week seminar.

Melbourne Law School
Monday 15 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Melbourne Law School, Lecture Theatre G08 (Ground Floor), 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

What are the issues? What are your rights? Everyone who works in Australia has basic rights and protection under the law, including the right to a minimum wage and proper conditions. Join this information session to learn more.

New Law Courts
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from court reporter, media academic and author Peter Gregory to learn about the art of court reporting.

WIRE
Monday 15 May 2017
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
WIRE Women's Information, 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Leaving a relationship? Thinking of separating? Want to know what your options are?
Come to our free information session.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Monday 15 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Farmers visit to Sunshine Harvester Works
Mock trial
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Banco Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The 1907 Harvester case was a key decision leading to the introduction of Australia’s first minimum wage in the 1920s. In this, the decision's 110th anniversary year, the Fair Work Commission presents a mock hearing of the case.

Sentencing Advisory Council
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria , 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Why does the law treat offending children differently to offending adults? Hear the hypothetical case study of youth offending by 'Michael' to gain a better understanding.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Monday 15 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Law Week Hub
Information
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017 - 8:00 am to Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2017. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Justice Connect and Law Institute Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Geelong Magistrates Court, Railway Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220

Join the annual Walk for Justice as it is held for the first time in Geelong. Help support free legal services for people and community organisations that can't afford a lawyer.

Justice Connect and Law Institute Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Melbourne County Court, 250 William Street, Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join the annual Walk for Justice as it relaunches in 2017. Help support free legal services for people and community organisations that can't afford a lawyer.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Victoria Law Foundation
Tuesday 16 May 2017
9:15 am to 3:00 pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A relevant and dynamic program of speakers for Legal Studies students.

Nevin Lenne Gross
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Wodonga Senior Secondary College - Lecture Theatre, 69 Woodland Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

Held in Wodonga, attend this presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two 'Bali 9' Australians who were executed in Indonesia in 2015.

Deakin Law School
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet our Directors and students at the Deakin Law School free law clinics and find out more about our services.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session on Australian Employment Law at Box Hill Library

Rebecca Carroll-Bell
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Few business owners like receiving complaints from customers, but from time to time it does happen. Attend this hands-on workshop and never again will you be lost for words when faced with an angry clients.

Tenants and landlords
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get the answers to all of your renting questions in this drop-in event for tenants and landlords.

Carew Counsel Solicitors
Tuesday 16 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Family Law Seminar, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Do you have questions about family law? Build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of Court proceedings and ask our lawyers questions before making any decisions by attending this seminar.

Victorian Inspectorate
Tuesday 16 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Tuesday 16 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Step Up To The Bar
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a lawyer considering whether to become a barrister? Join us for this panel discussion to get answers to your questions from Victorian Bar barristers.

Women and Mentoring
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
National Australia Bank, The Bowl, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hear from a magistrate, a crime writer and a woman who has received mentoring following a criminal offence as they explore what leads a woman to crime.

Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
Tuesday 16 May 2017
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for our Victorian lecture presented by guest speaker: Her Honour Judge Felicity Hampel, who will address the judicial wellbeing program that is now running in the County Court.

Tarwirri
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is a Royal Commission? What do they seek to achieve? Find out by attending this panel discussion that explores their legal outcomes.

Justice: Past, present and future
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Old Magistrate's Court, Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for a tour of the Watch House at Old Melbourne Gaol and a discussion between current and former magistrates on their experiences and visions of the justice system, past, present and future.

Fitzroy Legal Service
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Have you ever experienced racism or discrimination in the community, at work or when using public services? Attend this session to find out what you can do about it.

Copyright your craft
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Craft Victoria, Level 2, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

This session covers intellectual property issues specific to craftmakers, including copyright & trademarks.

Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Tuesday 16 May 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Courtyard, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

How does a court give people on the downward spiral of offending the opportunity to turn their lives around? Simple: give people the chance to figure out solutions for themselves.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 16 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Law Week Hub
Information
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017 - 8:00 am to Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2017. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 17 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Nevin Lenne Gross
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Benalla P-12 College, Theatrette, 41-55 Barkly Street, Benalla VIC 3672

Held in Benalla, attend this presentation and Q&A session with Veronica Haccou, lawyer, to learn about the legal issues involved in the cases of the two 'Bali 9' Australians who were executed in Indonesia in 2015.

What is Mediation? Your questions answered
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mediation Centre, Level 6, Commonwealth Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This session is on mediation basics and provides an introduction to mediation as a dispute resolution option that is quicker, cheaper, and more satisfying than going to court.

Deakin Law School
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet our Directors and students at the Deakin Law School free law clinics and find out more about our services.

Photograph of attendees at Breaking Down Barriers 2016
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Functions on Chapel, Cnr Chapel Street and Greville Street, Prahran VIC 3181

Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. Hear from some of the leading experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more.

Fitzroy Legal Service
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

Have you ever experienced racism or discrimination in the community, at work or when using public services? Would you like to find out about what you can do about it? Hear from experts to learn more.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Doncaster Library, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Victorian Ombudsman
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information session on how the Victoria Ombudsman can help you

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Webinar, Online Only VIC 3000
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

This free 30-minute webinar presented by the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner will provide hints and tips on how to avoid problems when purchasing a franchise.

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Koorie Heritage Trust, Level, 1 The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this Koori cultural walking tour to explore Melbourne’s Aboriginal and early settlement history and gain context into traditional lore and landmark sites.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Wednesday 17 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Understanding underquoting laws in Victoria
Wednesday 17 May 2017
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
State Library of Victoria - Seminar room one, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you looking to buy or sell residential property? This one-hour session explains changes to Victorian underquoting laws that came into effect on 1 May 2017.

Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project
Wednesday 17 May 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The College of Law Victoria, Level 6, 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

'Do I need to disclose my criminal conviction?' With Victoria Police processing over 690,000 criminal history checks in the 2015-2016 financial year, this is a question that many Victorians will need to ask themselves at some stage in their lives.

Victoria Police Museum
Wednesday 17 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Victoria Police Museum, 637 Flinders St, Docklands VIC 3008

Join us as Victoria Police Museum opens its doors for a special after-hours tour to celebrate Law Week. Discover the history of policing in Victoria from the 1850s through to today.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 17 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Law Week Hub
Information
Melbourne
Monday 15 May 2017 - 8:00 am to Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2017. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Victorian Inspectorate
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is the Victorian Inspectorate and what does it do? Come and talk to officers of the Victorian Inspectorate to learn more about the VI.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

College of Law
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
The College of Law, Level 10, 459 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a secondary school student interested in a career in the law? Join us for this 1.5-hour session describing the journey to studying and practising law.

La Trobe University
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet La Trobe Law School staff and students and discover our internship programs

Office of the Public Advocate
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1 Training Room, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Powers of attorney allow adults with legal capacity to appoint someone to make decisions for them if they are unable or need help to make their own decisions. Join us for an information session to learn more about the update on the power of attorney laws that came into effect on 1 September 2015.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Vermont South Library, Vermont South Shopping Centre, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Thursday 18 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ask an Accredited Family Law Specialist all of your family law questions

Tarwirri
Thursday 18 May 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Koorie Heritage Trust, Level, 1 The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this Koori cultural walking tour to explore Melbourne’s Aboriginal and early settlement history and gain context into traditional lore and landmark sites.

Supreme Court
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, The Law Library of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this lunchtime classical concert, designed to provide an opportunity to relax and reflect in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Webinar, Online only VIC 3000
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Working from home can provide an easy way of starting a new business, but you still need to comply with relevant laws, and contracts you enter into are legally enforceable. Attend this webinar to learn more.

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Thursday 18 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc
Thursday 18 May 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Ross House, Level 1, Room 3, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments that can be made at work.

Ballarat Court
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 18 May 2017
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 registrar and find out more about the court.

Law Institute Victoria and Victorian Bar
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Banco Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What is a trial really like? Find out by attending this engaging mock trial in the grand interior of Banco Court in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Buying and selling property
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Buying and selling property can pose unexpected problems. Learn how to avoid unexpected pitfalls by working with your lawyer.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Thursday 18 May 2017
5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Have you ever wondered about the mediation process and how it works? Do you have a commercial dispute and don't know what to do next? Hear from the Victorian Small Business Commissioner Principal Mediator on these and other common questions.

Beyond all reasonable doubt: Bringing plain English to law
Thursday 18 May 2017
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
State Library Victoria, Conference Centre, Seminar Room 1, 179 Latrobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Clients don’t want to feel baffled after meeting with a lawyer. Lawyers need to avoid poor communication, which leads to misunderstandings and an erosion of trust. Plain English editor and writer Andrew Pegler will present the compelling case for plain English in the law.

Former Magistrates' Court
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Former Melbourne Magistrates' Court , Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event delves into the archives of Victoria’s criminal justice system and emerges triumphantly with some of the most bizarre court cases for your amusement.

Pentridge Prison
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pentridge Prison D Division, Corner Urquhart Street & Wardens Walk South, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated at Pentridge Prison, once home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners.

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 18 May 2017
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Are you brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol after dark? Join this 90-minute night walking tour through the Geelong Gaol to find out!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 19 May 2017
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a 30- or 60-minute guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how laws are made. Visit the Upper and Lower Houses, the beautiful library dome and parliamentary function rooms, and view historical displays and photographs.

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Friday 19 May 2017
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mildura Central Shopping Centre, Cnr 15th Street and Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500

Information on a wide range of legal topics

Victorian Ombudsman
Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

What do you do when human rights are raised as part of a complaint? This masterclass looks at what the law really asks you to do, in plain language, and suggests practical actions.

Springvale Monash Legal Service
Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 352 Princes Highway, Narre Warren VIC 3805

Speak to an expert from the Springvale Monash Legal Service to get on-the-spot advice on common legal problems.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Friday 19 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Attend one of these information sessions to develop your knowledge around common legal issues and learn how to access free legal advice when you need it.

Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries
Friday 19 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3015

Play legal lingo bingo with us and ask legal questions that tests your knowledge of Australian Law

The Executive Council considering a death sentence. Published by David Syme and Co. 1 June 1892. Image courtesy SLV
Friday 19 May 2017
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Since occupation of the building in 1862, the Executive Council has held weekly meetings in the Executive Council Chamber to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.