What's on in Law Week 2018

Category: Discussions and debates

Expresso Legal
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Regional
Monday 14 May 2018 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Mernda Central P-12 College, 70 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda VIC 3754

Get a free coffee and conversation as part of the launch of Expresso Legal - a mobile coffee trailer, a barista serving free coffee and a team of lawyers and community information volunteers to help people engage with and understand the law.

Coroners Court of Victoria
Discussions and debates
Information
Mock trial
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Coroners Court of Victoria, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Be a witness at the inquest into the accidental – but possibly preventable – death of a Bayside resident, at the Coroners Court of Victoria.

IDAHOBIT
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monash University Clayton Campus, G21 (Learning + Teaching Building), 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton VIC 3800

Join the Faculty of Law, Monash Law Students' Society, and the Progressive Law Network for an insightful and timely panel commentary on issues of queer visibility and allyship in the legal and professional industries.

The conflict in play
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Foyer, 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

A team of South Sudanese Australia and Free Theatre actors will perform the 20-minute play, Lions & Snakes, leading into a 90-minute moderated live dialogue with the audience.

Women and Mentoring
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
'The Bowl' - nab Melbourne, Ground floor, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

How effective (or otherwise) is the current criminal justice system in reducing crime or recidivism? What underlying issues may contribute to a woman's offending behaviour? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on these issues.

Archibald Colquhoun, The Right Honourable Sir Owen Dixon OM GCMG QC, 1961
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery, Owen Dixon Chambers, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Traditional court dress and the role it has today is often the subject of debate. While some believe it promotes respect for the law, others argue it is anachronistic. Join us for a panel discussion on the history of court dress and its ongoing role today, surrounded by the work of some of Australia's most significant artists.

General Assembly
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
General Assembly, Level 12A, 45 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a start-up looking to scale up? Do you need clarity about the next steps to enable your business to grow? This General Assembly event is for you!

Young Workers Centre
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Victorian Trades Hall Council, Meeting Room 2, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Join us for a community roundtable to discuss how our proposed wage theft laws will help end wage theft in Victoria.

La Trobe University
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
La Trobe University City Campus, Room 2.15, Level 2, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This lunchtime event will reflect on recent events in the area of privacy and data protection.

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This free online resource will provide communities across Victoria with the tools they need to protect their natural and cultural heritage.

Northern Community Legal Centre
Discussions and debates
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court, Corner Pearcedale Parade & Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Recently arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees are invited to attend this event to tour the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court. Find out about how the court works and the services it offers. Learn about the Australian legal system within your local neighbourhood.

The conflict in play
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
DSCV conference room, Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A team of South Sudanese Australia and Free Theatre actors will perform the 20-minute play, Lions & Snakes, leading into a 90-minute moderated live dialogue with the audience.

Talking Justice
Discussions and debates
Information
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

What does 'justice' mean in Australian society today? Talking Justice: In conversation will provide a thought provoking and enlightening discussion that explores just that. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Andrew Pegler
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 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. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings and an erosion of trust. Attend this event to hear Andrew Pegler present the compelling case for using plain English in the law.

Craft Victoria's new space
Discussions and debates
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Craft Victoria, Watson Place (off Flinders Lane), Melbourne VIC 3000

Copyright and intellectual property can be a tricky issue in the creative industries, but for craftspeople there are also object- and production-specific issues. Join us for this panel discussion event on legal issues specific to craftmakers, including copyright and trademarks.

Liberty Victoria
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us as we launch our report 'Justice Diverted? Prosecutorial discretion and the use of diversion schemes in Victoria'. The night will include a panel discussion featuring key stakeholders on the benefits and challenges of the programs and opportunities for reform.

Defiant Lives
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
RMIT University, Cinema Building, 80 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Springvale Monash legal Service
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Narre Warren South P-12 College, Amberly Park Drive, Narre Warren South VIC 3805

Hear students from Narre Warren South P-12 College debate a very relevant legal topic: "Should mobile phones be banned at schools?"

Barrbunin Beek
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Barrbunin Beek, The Fred Howe Annex, accessed via Catalina Street, Olympic Park, West Heidelberg VIC 3081

Join us for this community day at the local Aboriginal community gathering place, Barrbunin Beek. Enjoy the food, family entertainment, prizes and a live radio broadcast, that will be happening, and talk to people from a range of local health, welfare and legal services.

Sisters in Crime
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, Level 2, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us to explore stories of the ordinary people who do extraordinary things to keep society safe: police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner.

Law Institute of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:45 am to 10:00 am
Law Institute of Victoria, Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Attend this event to explore how you can plan for your future in light of new medical treatment laws in Victoria. Hear from legal experts as they discuss practical case studies.

Supreme Court
Discussions and debates
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get involved in the free program of tours, talks and exhibitions at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Courts Open Day.

Jury box
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 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.

you be the judge
Discussions and debates
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the purposes, principles and factors of sentencing in this interactive session presented by the Sentencing Advisory Council.

County Court
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, Waldron Hall, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of Australia's top digital influencers, Peter Williams, for an interactive talk about courts in the future.

you be the judge
Discussions and debates
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the purposes, principles and factors of sentencing in this interactive session presented by the Sentencing Advisory Council.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A Road Trauma Awareness volunteer speaker for RTSSV will share their story, in the hope that people will think about their own risky driving behaviour and become more responsible drivers to help save lives and reduce serious injury.

Trial by (social) media: jury duty in the digital age
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn all about jury duty in the digital age in this discussion presented by Paul Dore, Victoria’s Juries Commissioner.

Julian Burnside
Discussions and debates
Regional
Sunday 20 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Old Castlemaine Gaol, 36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Join Julian Burnside in conversation with Natasha Mitchell about his book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice.

Expresso Legal
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Regional
Monday 14 May 2018 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Mernda Central P-12 College, 70 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda VIC 3754

Get a free coffee and conversation as part of the launch of Expresso Legal - a mobile coffee trailer, a barista serving free coffee and a team of lawyers and community information volunteers to help people engage with and understand the law.

Coroners Court of Victoria
Discussions and debates
Information
Mock trial
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Coroners Court of Victoria, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Be a witness at the inquest into the accidental – but possibly preventable – death of a Bayside resident, at the Coroners Court of Victoria.

IDAHOBIT
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monash University Clayton Campus, G21 (Learning + Teaching Building), 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton VIC 3800

Join the Faculty of Law, Monash Law Students' Society, and the Progressive Law Network for an insightful and timely panel commentary on issues of queer visibility and allyship in the legal and professional industries.

The conflict in play
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Foyer, 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

A team of South Sudanese Australia and Free Theatre actors will perform the 20-minute play, Lions & Snakes, leading into a 90-minute moderated live dialogue with the audience.

Women and Mentoring
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
'The Bowl' - nab Melbourne, Ground floor, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

How effective (or otherwise) is the current criminal justice system in reducing crime or recidivism? What underlying issues may contribute to a woman's offending behaviour? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on these issues.

Archibald Colquhoun, The Right Honourable Sir Owen Dixon OM GCMG QC, 1961
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Peter O'Callaghan QC Gallery, Owen Dixon Chambers, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Traditional court dress and the role it has today is often the subject of debate. While some believe it promotes respect for the law, others argue it is anachronistic. Join us for a panel discussion on the history of court dress and its ongoing role today, surrounded by the work of some of Australia's most significant artists.

General Assembly
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
General Assembly, Level 12A, 45 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you a start-up looking to scale up? Do you need clarity about the next steps to enable your business to grow? This General Assembly event is for you!

Young Workers Centre
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Victorian Trades Hall Council, Meeting Room 2, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Join us for a community roundtable to discuss how our proposed wage theft laws will help end wage theft in Victoria.

La Trobe University
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
La Trobe University City Campus, Room 2.15, Level 2, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This lunchtime event will reflect on recent events in the area of privacy and data protection.

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This free online resource will provide communities across Victoria with the tools they need to protect their natural and cultural heritage.

Northern Community Legal Centre
Discussions and debates
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court, Corner Pearcedale Parade & Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Recently arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees are invited to attend this event to tour the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court. Find out about how the court works and the services it offers. Learn about the Australian legal system within your local neighbourhood.

The conflict in play
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
DSCV conference room, Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A team of South Sudanese Australia and Free Theatre actors will perform the 20-minute play, Lions & Snakes, leading into a 90-minute moderated live dialogue with the audience.

Talking Justice
Discussions and debates
Information
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

What does 'justice' mean in Australian society today? Talking Justice: In conversation will provide a thought provoking and enlightening discussion that explores just that. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Andrew Pegler
Discussions and debates
Information
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 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. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings and an erosion of trust. Attend this event to hear Andrew Pegler present the compelling case for using plain English in the law.

Craft Victoria's new space
Discussions and debates
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Craft Victoria, Watson Place (off Flinders Lane), Melbourne VIC 3000

Copyright and intellectual property can be a tricky issue in the creative industries, but for craftspeople there are also object- and production-specific issues. Join us for this panel discussion event on legal issues specific to craftmakers, including copyright and trademarks.

Liberty Victoria
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us as we launch our report 'Justice Diverted? Prosecutorial discretion and the use of diversion schemes in Victoria'. The night will include a panel discussion featuring key stakeholders on the benefits and challenges of the programs and opportunities for reform.

Defiant Lives
Discussions and debates
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
RMIT University, Cinema Building, 80 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Springvale Monash legal Service
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Narre Warren South P-12 College, Amberly Park Drive, Narre Warren South VIC 3805

Hear students from Narre Warren South P-12 College debate a very relevant legal topic: "Should mobile phones be banned at schools?"

Barrbunin Beek
Discussions and debates
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Barrbunin Beek, The Fred Howe Annex, accessed via Catalina Street, Olympic Park, West Heidelberg VIC 3081

Join us for this community day at the local Aboriginal community gathering place, Barrbunin Beek. Enjoy the food, family entertainment, prizes and a live radio broadcast, that will be happening, and talk to people from a range of local health, welfare and legal services.

Sisters in Crime
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, Level 2, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us to explore stories of the ordinary people who do extraordinary things to keep society safe: police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner.

Law Institute of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:45 am to 10:00 am
Law Institute of Victoria, Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Attend this event to explore how you can plan for your future in light of new medical treatment laws in Victoria. Hear from legal experts as they discuss practical case studies.

Supreme Court
Discussions and debates
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get involved in the free program of tours, talks and exhibitions at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Courts Open Day.

Jury box
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 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.

you be the judge
Discussions and debates
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the purposes, principles and factors of sentencing in this interactive session presented by the Sentencing Advisory Council.

County Court
Discussions and debates
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, Waldron Hall, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of Australia's top digital influencers, Peter Williams, for an interactive talk about courts in the future.

you be the judge
Discussions and debates
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the purposes, principles and factors of sentencing in this interactive session presented by the Sentencing Advisory Council.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

A Road Trauma Awareness volunteer speaker for RTSSV will share their story, in the hope that people will think about their own risky driving behaviour and become more responsible drivers to help save lives and reduce serious injury.

Trial by (social) media: jury duty in the digital age
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn all about jury duty in the digital age in this discussion presented by Paul Dore, Victoria’s Juries Commissioner.

Julian Burnside
Discussions and debates
Regional
Sunday 20 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Old Castlemaine Gaol, 36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Join Julian Burnside in conversation with Natasha Mitchell about his book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice.

This page was last updated on May 15, 2018