What's on in Law Week 2018

Category: Information

Monday 14 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Barwon Community Legal Service
Monday 14 May 2018 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Corio Community Health Centre, 2 Gellibrand Street, Corio VIC 3214

Barwon Community Legal Service will be at Corio Community Health Centre offering free legal health checks and legal help to the Corio community.

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.

Ballarat Library
Monday 14 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Monday 14 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading VIC 3131

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host a community legal education session, covering topics relevant to dealing with fines and infringements at Nunawading Library.

We stand together. Look after each other. Stay safe.
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121

Learn about the types of crimes that may be motivated by race or religion. Find out where to go to get help if you have been targeted.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Monday 14 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Victorian Inspectorate
Monday 14 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Over two sessions during Law Week, hear from The Inspector, Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC, as he talks about the Victorian Inspectorate's functions and powers, and about procedural fairness.

Youthlaw
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Youthlaw works to address the legal issues facing young people through legal services, advocacy, law reform and preventative education programs. Come down to the Law Week Hub to meet some of the Youthlaw team at our information stall and find out about the services we provide to the community.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Monday 14 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Library
Monday 14 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Library of Victoria invites you to attend our Switch On... information session. This session is suited to judicial officers, court staff, legal professionals, law students, and anyone with an interest in law. Find out which online free and subscription websites hold judgments and what to do when you cannot find what you are looking for.

The College of Law
Monday 14 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The College of Law, 459 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Mediation is an increasingly popular form of resolving disputes. Attend this event to meet the mediators from the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria and to see a (simulated) mediation in action.

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.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

Experienced lawyers from Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre are holding a divorce workshop to assist members of the Melton community with practical guidance in completing a divorce application.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Ballarat Library
Tuesday 15 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Victoria Law Foundation
Tuesday 15 May 2018 9:15 am to 3:00 pm
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

OPA and VCAT logo
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Attend this information session to learn about the recently introduced Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. Find out what it means for medical treatment decision makers and advance care planning.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Boronia Library, Park Cres, Boronia VIC 3155

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Boronia Library.

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Information
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Greater Shepparton City Council Offices, 90 Wellsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

This advice clinic is an opportunity for citizens of Shepparton and surrounds to drop in and talk to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria about how to resolve common neighbourhood issues.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Vermont South Library, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Vermont South Library.

Wangaratta Law Courts
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Wangaratta Law Courts, 24 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wangaratta Law Court by an experienced Registrar. Learn more about how the Court works and its role.

scam phone call
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, Seminar room 1, Level 2A, Entry 3, 179 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Anyone can fall for a scam and scammers are often professional criminals. Come along to this presentation to become scam savvy and never have to worry about being scammed again.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Deakin Law School
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Sqaure, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet staff and past students of Deakin Law Clinic to find out about our services and how to get free assistance.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this free lunchtime webinar and learn about the benefits to be gained from engaging in mediation.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Logos of the Office of the Public Advocate and Latrobe City Council
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Latrobe City Council Service Centre, The Latrobe Room, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon VIC 3844

Come along to this interesting and vibrant workshop and learn how to help seniors make careful power of attorney choices.

Carew Counsel
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about common issues related to family law and how Carew Counsel can help you by attending one of our free family law seminars.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you getting married, or are you likely to in the future? Join us at the Law Week Festival Hub for this information session on everything you need to know about prenuptial agreements.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

A free webinar designed to help you navigate the fine print when entering into contracts.

Wills and powers of attorney
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kangaroo Flat Library, 267 High Street, Kangaroo Flat VIC 3555

Join us at Kangaroo Flat Library for this education session to get free legal advice on a range of issues related to Wills and Powers of Attorney. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

East Gippsland Shire Council
Information
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Orbost Service Centre, 1 Ruskin Street, Orbost VIC 3888

Free seniors forum covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.

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.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre are holding a community legal education session to provide members of the Melton community with free, practical information about your rights with the police.

Carew Counsel
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about common issues related to family law and how Carew Counsel can help you by attending one of our free family law seminars.

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.

NDIS
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
State Library of Victoria, Seminar Room 1, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This seminar will explain how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and the NDIS Rules regulate how compensation payments are to be treated by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA – the agency delivering the NDIS).

wills and powers of attorney
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Bendigo Library, 251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Join us at Bendigo Library for this education session to get free legal advice on a range of issues related to Wills and Powers of Attorney. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Victorian Bar
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Neil McPhee room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this information night for lawyers who may be thinking of becoming a barrister. Hear a panel discussion to get answers to your questions from Victorian Bar barristers.

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!

Wednesday 16 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Barwon Community Legal Service
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Corio Community Health Centre, 2 Gellibrand Street, Corio VIC 3214

Barwon Community Legal Service will be at Corio Community Health Centre offering free legal health checks and legal help to the Corio community.

Ballarat Library
Wednesday 16 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

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.

COTA
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 595 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you recently bereaved? What specific legal matters need attention after the death of a partner? This event will launch a new series of information sheets developed to help you navigate through the system and deal with the legal, financial and administrative obstacles after a partner’s death.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Woolworths Hastings, 11-23 Victoria Street, Hastings VIC 3915

Join us for a cuppa and a free legal health check! See whether you might have a legal problem, find out how to get help, and get a free coffee on us. Chat to one of our friendly lawyers about next steps to take.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Doncaster Library, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Doncaster Library.

Free advice of family law
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Join us at Castlemaine Library for this education session to get free legal advice on issues related to family law. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

After a separation, who do the children live with and how often? What periods of time do they see the other parent? Attend this information session to find out.

Deakin Law School
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Sqaure, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet staff and past students of Deakin Law Clinic to find out about our services and how to get free assistance.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this online webinar to find out what to look out for when entering into a franchising arrangement.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Victorian Inspectorate
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Over two sessions during Law Week, hear from The Inspector, Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC, as he talks about the Victorian Inspectorate's functions and powers, and about procedural fairness.

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.

East Gippsland Shire Council
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bairnsdale U3A, Corner Service and Rupert Streets, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Free seniors seminar covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.

Law Library
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opened in 1884, the Supreme Court Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the state. Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of this institution.

Family violence
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
WIRE Women's Information, 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne VIC 3108

This WIRE seminar will feature a panel of experts and practitioners to discuss responses to family violence in an LGBTIQ context.

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.

Free advice on family law
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kyneton Library, 3 Baynton Street, Kyneton VIC 3444

Join us at Kyneton Library for this education session to get free legal advice on issues related to family law. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Croydon Library, 20 Civic Square, Croydon VIC 3136

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Croydon Library.

His Honour Peter Couzens, Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board
Wednesday 16 May 2018 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Room D2.194, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220

What is the parole process, and what myths surround parole? Hear from His Honour Peter Couzens, Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board, as he speaks with the local Geelong community about parole and the Board.

Quambatook Community Resource Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Quambatook Community Resource Centre, 8 Guthrie Street, Quambatook VIC 3540

Why should you have a Will, and how can you prepare one? How can you protect yourself from scams? What are your rights as a consumer? These are just some of the common legal questions you can ask at this information session, the first ever Law Week event to be held in Quambatook. We hope you'll join us!

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

This is a practical legal education session ideal for new migrant communities to provide information about the common road rules and laws in Victoria.

Road rules
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
South Kingsville Community Centre, 43 Paxton Street, South Kingsville VIC 3015

What are you your rights and responsibilities as a driver? Find out at this information session on road rules and the law.

Thursday 17 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Ferntree Gully Library.

Ballarat Library
Thursday 17 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this online webinar to demystify dispute resolution in small businesses and step through what happens.

Victoria Legal Aid
Information
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bayside Shopping Centre, 106 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Victoria Legal Aid will be providing both information by way of written material and verbal communications from administrative and legal staff.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Pines Library, Reynolds Rd & Blackburn Rd, East Doncaster VIC 3109

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at The Pines Library.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Thursday 17 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Mental Health Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come down to the Law Week Festival Hub anytime between 12:00 pm–2:00 pm to meet some of the Mental Health Legal Centre team and find out about the services we provide to the community.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Thursday 17 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you coming to the end of a marriage or de facto relationship? How do you divide the assets of a marriage or de facto relationship after a separation, and who gets what? Attend this information session to find out.

Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ross House Association, Mezzanine floor, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event will seek to inform participants as to how the Disability Discrimination Act can be applied to a person’s enrollment in an educational facility.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
REALM, Ringwood Library, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwod VIC 3134

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session covering areas such as fines and infringements at Ringwood Library.

Wangaratta Law Courts
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Wangaratta Law Courts, 24 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wangaratta Law Court by an experienced Registrar. Learn more about how the Court works and its role.

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.

Law report collection at the University of Melbourne
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
University of Melbourne Law Library, Level 3, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Where can the public access free legal information online? We will show you how to locate free and accessible legal information online.

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.

Friday 18 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Darebin Community Legal Centre
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Austin Hospital, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Lawyers from Darebin Community Legal Centre will attend at the Austin Hospital and provide legal health checks for patients and visitors.

Ballarat Library
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Woolworths Rosebud Central, 991 Nepean Highway, Rosebud VIC 3939

Join us for a cuppa and a free legal health check! See whether you might have a legal problem, find out how to get help, and get a free coffee on us. Chat to one of our friendly lawyers about next steps to take.

Friday 18 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Bulleen Library.

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.

Law Library
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opened in 1884, the Supreme Court Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the state. Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of this institution.

Lawyers for Animals
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Nirankar (restaurant & bar), 174 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Lawyers for Animals invites you to participate in our third annual Law Week Trivia Night: A light-hearted evening with a hint of competitiveness.

Saturday 19 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Court Network
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, Forecourt, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Court Network stall to find out more about the support Court Network provides to the courts and the community.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen welcomes all in this event to kick off Courts Open Day 2018.

Courts Open Day
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' 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. Join us on Saturday 19 May for Courts Open Day.

Children's Court
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Court Forecourt, Cnr William and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Visitors to Courts Open Day are welcome to attend the Children’s Court of Victoria stand at the forecourt of the County Court, where information on the Court’s programs will be available.

Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 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
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.

Magistrates'Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and learn about this unique court from our Koori Court unit staff.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about Drug Court, the specialised division of the Magistrates’ Court and experience the therapeutic options available to assist users to reduce their drug use.

How VCAT works
Information
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out how VCAT works, including tips on preparing and presenting a case and ways to resolve a dispute before a hearing.

Sunday 20 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Monday 14 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Barwon Community Legal Service
Monday 14 May 2018 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Corio Community Health Centre, 2 Gellibrand Street, Corio VIC 3214

Barwon Community Legal Service will be at Corio Community Health Centre offering free legal health checks and legal help to the Corio community.

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.

Ballarat Library
Monday 14 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Monday 14 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading VIC 3131

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host a community legal education session, covering topics relevant to dealing with fines and infringements at Nunawading Library.

We stand together. Look after each other. Stay safe.
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121

Learn about the types of crimes that may be motivated by race or religion. Find out where to go to get help if you have been targeted.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Monday 14 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Victorian Inspectorate
Monday 14 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Over two sessions during Law Week, hear from The Inspector, Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC, as he talks about the Victorian Inspectorate's functions and powers, and about procedural fairness.

Youthlaw
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Youthlaw works to address the legal issues facing young people through legal services, advocacy, law reform and preventative education programs. Come down to the Law Week Hub to meet some of the Youthlaw team at our information stall and find out about the services we provide to the community.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Monday 14 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Library
Monday 14 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Library of Victoria invites you to attend our Switch On... information session. This session is suited to judicial officers, court staff, legal professionals, law students, and anyone with an interest in law. Find out which online free and subscription websites hold judgments and what to do when you cannot find what you are looking for.

The College of Law
Monday 14 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The College of Law, 459 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Mediation is an increasingly popular form of resolving disputes. Attend this event to meet the mediators from the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria and to see a (simulated) mediation in action.

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.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

Experienced lawyers from Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre are holding a divorce workshop to assist members of the Melton community with practical guidance in completing a divorce application.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Ballarat Library
Tuesday 15 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Victoria Law Foundation
Tuesday 15 May 2018 9:15 am to 3:00 pm
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

OPA and VCAT logo
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office of the Public Advocate, Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Attend this information session to learn about the recently introduced Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. Find out what it means for medical treatment decision makers and advance care planning.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Boronia Library, Park Cres, Boronia VIC 3155

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Boronia Library.

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Information
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Greater Shepparton City Council Offices, 90 Wellsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

This advice clinic is an opportunity for citizens of Shepparton and surrounds to drop in and talk to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria about how to resolve common neighbourhood issues.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Vermont South Library, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Vermont South Library.

Wangaratta Law Courts
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Wangaratta Law Courts, 24 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wangaratta Law Court by an experienced Registrar. Learn more about how the Court works and its role.

scam phone call
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, Seminar room 1, Level 2A, Entry 3, 179 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Anyone can fall for a scam and scammers are often professional criminals. Come along to this presentation to become scam savvy and never have to worry about being scammed again.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Deakin Law School
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Sqaure, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet staff and past students of Deakin Law Clinic to find out about our services and how to get free assistance.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this free lunchtime webinar and learn about the benefits to be gained from engaging in mediation.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Logos of the Office of the Public Advocate and Latrobe City Council
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Latrobe City Council Service Centre, The Latrobe Room, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon VIC 3844

Come along to this interesting and vibrant workshop and learn how to help seniors make careful power of attorney choices.

Carew Counsel
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about common issues related to family law and how Carew Counsel can help you by attending one of our free family law seminars.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you getting married, or are you likely to in the future? Join us at the Law Week Festival Hub for this information session on everything you need to know about prenuptial agreements.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

A free webinar designed to help you navigate the fine print when entering into contracts.

Wills and powers of attorney
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kangaroo Flat Library, 267 High Street, Kangaroo Flat VIC 3555

Join us at Kangaroo Flat Library for this education session to get free legal advice on a range of issues related to Wills and Powers of Attorney. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

East Gippsland Shire Council
Information
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Orbost Service Centre, 1 Ruskin Street, Orbost VIC 3888

Free seniors forum covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.

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.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre are holding a community legal education session to provide members of the Melton community with free, practical information about your rights with the police.

Carew Counsel
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carew Counsel Solicitors, Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out more about common issues related to family law and how Carew Counsel can help you by attending one of our free family law seminars.

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.

NDIS
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
State Library of Victoria, Seminar Room 1, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This seminar will explain how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and the NDIS Rules regulate how compensation payments are to be treated by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA – the agency delivering the NDIS).

wills and powers of attorney
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Bendigo Library, 251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Join us at Bendigo Library for this education session to get free legal advice on a range of issues related to Wills and Powers of Attorney. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Victorian Bar
Information
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Neil McPhee room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this information night for lawyers who may be thinking of becoming a barrister. Hear a panel discussion to get answers to your questions from Victorian Bar barristers.

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!

Wednesday 16 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Barwon Community Legal Service
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Corio Community Health Centre, 2 Gellibrand Street, Corio VIC 3214

Barwon Community Legal Service will be at Corio Community Health Centre offering free legal health checks and legal help to the Corio community.

Ballarat Library
Wednesday 16 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

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.

COTA
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 595 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you recently bereaved? What specific legal matters need attention after the death of a partner? This event will launch a new series of information sheets developed to help you navigate through the system and deal with the legal, financial and administrative obstacles after a partner’s death.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Woolworths Hastings, 11-23 Victoria Street, Hastings VIC 3915

Join us for a cuppa and a free legal health check! See whether you might have a legal problem, find out how to get help, and get a free coffee on us. Chat to one of our friendly lawyers about next steps to take.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Doncaster Library, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Doncaster Library.

Free advice of family law
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Join us at Castlemaine Library for this education session to get free legal advice on issues related to family law. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Farrell Family Lawyers
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

After a separation, who do the children live with and how often? What periods of time do they see the other parent? Attend this information session to find out.

Deakin Law School
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Sqaure, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Meet staff and past students of Deakin Law Clinic to find out about our services and how to get free assistance.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this online webinar to find out what to look out for when entering into a franchising arrangement.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Victorian Inspectorate
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Over two sessions during Law Week, hear from The Inspector, Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC, as he talks about the Victorian Inspectorate's functions and powers, and about procedural fairness.

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.

East Gippsland Shire Council
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bairnsdale U3A, Corner Service and Rupert Streets, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Free seniors seminar covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead.

Law Library
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opened in 1884, the Supreme Court Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the state. Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of this institution.

Family violence
Wednesday 16 May 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
WIRE Women's Information, 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne VIC 3108

This WIRE seminar will feature a panel of experts and practitioners to discuss responses to family violence in an LGBTIQ context.

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.

Free advice on family law
Information
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kyneton Library, 3 Baynton Street, Kyneton VIC 3444

Join us at Kyneton Library for this education session to get free legal advice on issues related to family law. Presented as part of the Talking Justice series.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Croydon Library, 20 Civic Square, Croydon VIC 3136

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Croydon Library.

His Honour Peter Couzens, Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board
Wednesday 16 May 2018 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Room D2.194, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220

What is the parole process, and what myths surround parole? Hear from His Honour Peter Couzens, Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board, as he speaks with the local Geelong community about parole and the Board.

Quambatook Community Resource Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Quambatook Community Resource Centre, 8 Guthrie Street, Quambatook VIC 3540

Why should you have a Will, and how can you prepare one? How can you protect yourself from scams? What are your rights as a consumer? These are just some of the common legal questions you can ask at this information session, the first ever Law Week event to be held in Quambatook. We hope you'll join us!

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton VIC 3337

This is a practical legal education session ideal for new migrant communities to provide information about the common road rules and laws in Victoria.

Road rules
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
South Kingsville Community Centre, 43 Paxton Street, South Kingsville VIC 3015

What are you your rights and responsibilities as a driver? Find out at this information session on road rules and the law.

Thursday 17 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Law Week Festival Hub
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melborne VIC 3000

The Law Week Festival Hub is back, bigger and better than ever in Fed Square in 2018. Drop by to get help on where to get help!

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ferntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Ferntree Gully Library.

Ballarat Library
Thursday 17 May 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Victorian Small Business Commission
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Online only event. Please use link in description above to access the webinar.

Join us for this online webinar to demystify dispute resolution in small businesses and step through what happens.

Victoria Legal Aid
Information
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bayside Shopping Centre, 106 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199

Victoria Legal Aid will be providing both information by way of written material and verbal communications from administrative and legal staff.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Pines Library, Reynolds Rd & Blackburn Rd, East Doncaster VIC 3109

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at The Pines Library.

Financial Ombudsman Service Australia
Thursday 17 May 2018 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Need help resolving a problem with a financial services provider? Come and talk to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the Festival Hub to find about the range of financial problems we can consider.

Mental Health Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come down to the Law Week Festival Hub anytime between 12:00 pm–2:00 pm to meet some of the Mental Health Legal Centre team and find out about the services we provide to the community.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seniors Rights Victoria's Helpline advocates will be on hand at the Law Week Festival Hub to provide information about how this service supports older people experiencing elder abuse.

Thursday 17 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Law Week Festival Hub, Fed Square, Swanston Street forecourt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Are you coming to the end of a marriage or de facto relationship? How do you divide the assets of a marriage or de facto relationship after a separation, and who gets what? Attend this information session to find out.

Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ross House Association, Mezzanine floor, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event will seek to inform participants as to how the Disability Discrimination Act can be applied to a person’s enrollment in an educational facility.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
REALM, Ringwood Library, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwod VIC 3134

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session covering areas such as fines and infringements at Ringwood Library.

Wangaratta Law Courts
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Wangaratta Law Courts, 24 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wangaratta Law Court by an experienced Registrar. Learn more about how the Court works and its role.

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.

Law report collection at the University of Melbourne
Information
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
University of Melbourne Law Library, Level 3, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Where can the public access free legal information online? We will show you how to locate free and accessible legal information online.

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.

Friday 18 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Darebin Community Legal Centre
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Austin Hospital, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Lawyers from Darebin Community Legal Centre will attend at the Austin Hospital and provide legal health checks for patients and visitors.

Ballarat Library
Friday 18 May 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
City of Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Visit this digital and static display at the Ballarat City Council, hosted by the Department of Justice & Regulation, to learn about the services offered by the Department and other free law services available to the community.

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Information
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Woolworths Rosebud Central, 991 Nepean Highway, Rosebud VIC 3939

Join us for a cuppa and a free legal health check! See whether you might have a legal problem, find out how to get help, and get a free coffee on us. Chat to one of our friendly lawyers about next steps to take.

Friday 18 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza, 79-109 Manningham Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information stall at Bulleen Library.

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.

Law Library
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Supreme Court Library, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opened in 1884, the Supreme Court Library is of legal, architectural, historical and social significance and has one of the largest law collections in the state. Take a tour and get to know the history and architecture of this institution.

Lawyers for Animals
Entertainment
Information
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Nirankar (restaurant & bar), 174 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Lawyers for Animals invites you to participate in our third annual Law Week Trivia Night: A light-hearted evening with a hint of competitiveness.

Saturday 19 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

Court Network
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, Forecourt, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Drop in to the Court Network stall to find out more about the support Court Network provides to the courts and the community.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen welcomes all in this event to kick off Courts Open Day 2018.

Courts Open Day
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' 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. Join us on Saturday 19 May for Courts Open Day.

Children's Court
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
County Court Forecourt, Cnr William and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Visitors to Courts Open Day are welcome to attend the Children’s Court of Victoria stand at the forecourt of the County Court, where information on the Court’s programs will be available.

Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Entertainment
Information
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 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
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.

Magistrates'Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Come and learn about this unique court from our Koori Court unit staff.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about Drug Court, the specialised division of the Magistrates’ Court and experience the therapeutic options available to assist users to reduce their drug use.

How VCAT works
Information
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Find out how VCAT works, including tips on preparing and presenting a case and ways to resolve a dispute before a hearing.

Sunday 20 May 2018

What goes into creating investigative podcasts? And are they a good format to educate the community in the legal process? Hear from the people behind TRACE (Rachael Brown) and Phoebe's Fall (Richard Baker) together with ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick and Lynne Haultain from Victoria Law Foundation in this one-off podcast special to find out.

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