What's on in Law Week 2017

Category: Information

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
Monday 15 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 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.

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.

Tarwirri
Monday 15 May 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information stall located at the Festival Hub in Fed Square - Come and get a showbag!

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

Victoria Legal Aid
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

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.

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.

Tarwirri
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harmsworth Hall and Park, Harmsworth Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

An event for members of the Indigenous community to get together and connect.

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
Boardroom, 181 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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.

Victoria Legal Aid
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

Tuesday 16 May 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Yarrawonga Library, 26-30 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga VIC 3730

Join Brooks Hall Lawyers for this free 1-hour information and question and answer session on Wills and Powers of Attorney.

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.

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.

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre , 385 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Information for students on issues about the law and further study within the law.

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
The Honourable Society Boardroom, 266 Victoria Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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.

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-Op , 119 Prouses Road, North Bendigo VIC 3550

Free information session for Aboriginal community members and workers in Bendigo

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

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

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

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.

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:30 am to 10:00 am
The River Deck Cafe, 48 Noreuil Parade, South Albury NSW 2640

Join us for breakfast and hear from our keynote speaker Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Legal Centre

Victorian Inspectorate
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 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.

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.

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.

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

Thursday 18 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Upper Murray Family Care board room, 36 Mackay Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Hear from keynote speaker Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Legal Centre. She will also open the floor to questions.

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

Seniors Rights Victoria
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Ballarat North Community Centre, 702 Walker Street, Ballarat North VIC 3350

This free forum for seniors will cover all aspects of Enduring Powers of Attorney in a lively and interactive way.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thurgoona Community Centre

HRCLS lawyers will be available to provide free legal advice on bills, fines and account issues.

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.

Tarwirri
Friday 19 May 2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Brizzi Brothers Gymnasium, Browning Street, Kingsbury VIC 3083

A post-training legal education seminar with guest speakers to celebrate Law Week

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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
Monday 15 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 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.

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.

Tarwirri
Monday 15 May 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Information stall located at the Festival Hub in Fed Square - Come and get a showbag!

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

Victoria Legal Aid
Monday 15 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Tarwirri
Tuesday 16 May 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Harmsworth Hall and Park, Harmsworth Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

An event for members of the Indigenous community to get together and connect.

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
Boardroom, 181 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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.

Victoria Legal Aid
Tuesday 16 May 2017
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

Tuesday 16 May 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Yarrawonga Library, 26-30 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga VIC 3730

Join Brooks Hall Lawyers for this free 1-hour information and question and answer session on Wills and Powers of Attorney.

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.

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.

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!

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre , 385 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Information for students on issues about the law and further study within the law.

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
The Honourable Society Boardroom, 266 Victoria Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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.

Tarwirri
Wednesday 17 May 2017
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-Op , 119 Prouses Road, North Bendigo VIC 3550

Free information session for Aboriginal community members and workers in Bendigo

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

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

Come and meet staff from Victoria Legal Aid and find out more about how we help people with their legal problems.

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.

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.

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!

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Thursday 18 May 2017
7:30 am to 10:00 am
The River Deck Cafe, 48 Noreuil Parade, South Albury NSW 2640

Join us for breakfast and hear from our keynote speaker Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Legal Centre

Victorian Inspectorate
Thursday 18 May 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 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.

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.

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.

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

Thursday 18 May 2017
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Upper Murray Family Care board room, 36 Mackay Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Hear from keynote speaker Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Legal Centre. She will also open the floor to questions.

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

Seniors Rights Victoria
Thursday 18 May 2017
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Ballarat North Community Centre, 702 Walker Street, Ballarat North VIC 3350

This free forum for seniors will cover all aspects of Enduring Powers of Attorney in a lively and interactive way.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friday 19 May 2017
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thurgoona Community Centre

HRCLS lawyers will be available to provide free legal advice on bills, fines and account issues.

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.

Tarwirri
Friday 19 May 2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Brizzi Brothers Gymnasium, Browning Street, Kingsbury VIC 3083

A post-training legal education seminar with guest speakers to celebrate Law Week

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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