What's on in Law Week 2018

Law Week 2018
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Monday 14 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this free webinar to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or landlord when entering a retail lease.

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session on community legal education, covering topics relevant to senior rights and elder abuse at Box Hill Library.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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 Commissioner
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Free legal advice on 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.

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 our 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 from our guest panelists on these and related 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).

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.

Free legal advice on 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.

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.

International Commission of Jurists (Victoria)
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Maddocks, 25/727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Internationally there has been consideration as to the experiences of gay, lesbian and transgender ('GLT') people in prisons, however there is no reference to the unique experiences of GLT people in Victoria's corrections guidelines, regulation or legislation. Join us for this event to hear a panel discussion on international best practice, current scholarship on the issue, and advances made in similar jurisdictions.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Free legal advice on Family law
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.

Victoria Small Business Commissioner
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

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 legal advice on Family law
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!

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Hovell Tree Inn, 614 Hovell Street, Albury VIC 2640

We are privileged to have NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year 2017 Kylie Beckhouse, as our keynote speaker for the Women in law breakfast on the border.

Law Week 2018
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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 Commissioner
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Gippsland Community Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sale Magistrates Court, 79 Foster Street, Sale VIC 3850

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a part of a court case? Ever wanted to be a part of a court case, in a real court room? Based on an actual case, this mock court room drama is your opportunity to do just that!

Artwork by Spensley Street Primary School students
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

Join us for the launce of the Urban Campfire rotating art exhibition.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Supreme Court Library
Entertainment
Kids / families
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court Library Victoria, The Law Library of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this lunchtime classical concert to hear performances from some very talented members of the Victorian legal profession. Take some time to relax and reflect in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library.

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 #metoo
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.

Famous cases in song
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Library of Victoria, Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us and be entertained as the stories behind two famous cases are retold in humorous songs set to well-known Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd.

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.

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

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
Venue details to come

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Famous cases in song
Entertainment
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Library of Victoria, Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us and be entertained as the stories behind two famous cases are retold in humorous songs set to well-known Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd.

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

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.

14th Victorian Legal Awards
Entertainment
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Peninsula A, Docklands, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008

Join us to celebrate Victoria's 'best of the best' in legal practice at the Victorian Legal Awards, the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria.

Chinatown murder tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Cnr Spring Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this walking tour to hear spine tingling tales of past events at some of the sites of Chinatown's darker history. Hear stories of ghosts, murder and sex work, covering everything from Squizzy Taylor and Chang the Chinese giant to Chinatown's unlikely connections to the Eureka Stockade and Jack the Ripper.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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 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.

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.

Custody cells tour
Mock trial
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 11:45 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Courts Open Day
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.

Learn about the history of the old High Court building
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court Library, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the history of the old High Court building and the famous cases and judges associated with it in this special exhibition on display in the Supreme Court library.

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.

Associates Behind-the-scenes Tour
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the County Court

County Court of Victoria
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us at the County Court of Victoria as we open our doors to the public with a free program of tours, mock hearings, talks and exhibitions.

Custody cells tour
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30 am to 11:00 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for an underground tour and a rare glimpse of the County Court custody cells.

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.

Magistrates'Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Magistrates' Court, 233 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Smoking ceremony
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, Courtroom 4.3, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the unique style of sentencing in this mock County Koori Court Plea Hearing.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:15 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.

Custody cells tour
Mock trial
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Custody cells tour
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for an underground tour and a rare glimpse of the County Court custody cells.

Adult Parole Board
Saturday 19 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, Courtroom 4.2, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about parole and the Board with a mock parole hearing, which will take you on a journey through the parole process with the event Parole, you decide.

Jury bench
Saturday 19 May 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, Courtroom 4.3, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this myth-busting session and experience first-hand a mock jury empanelment, hosted by Juries Victoria.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Saturday 19 May 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

On Courts Open Day, join this lunchtime guided walking tour of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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 2:45 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.

Custody cells tour
Mock trial
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Custody cells tour
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for an underground tour and a rare glimpse of the County Court custody cells.

Victorian Bar
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, Courtroom 4.2, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Have you ever considered a career as a barrister, or just wondered what exactly barristers do? Learn more about the specialist skills of a barrister in this special performance.

Famous cases in song
Entertainment
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Law Library of Victoria, Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us and be entertained as the stories behind two famous cases are retold in humorous songs set to well-known Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd.

Old Magistrates Court
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Old Magistrates Court, Cnr La Trobe Street and Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

Chinatown murder tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Cnr Spring Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this walking tour to hear spine tingling tales of past events at some of the sites of Chinatown's darker history. Hear stories of ghosts, murder and sex work, covering everything from Squizzy Taylor and Chang the Chinese giant to Chinatown's unlikely connections to the Eureka Stockade and Jack the Ripper.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Sunday 20 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 20 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Brighton Cemetery
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 20 May 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Brighton General Cemetery, North Rd [near corner of Hawthorn Rd], South Caulfield VIC 3162

Take a law and order walk through Brighton Cemetery. Renowned for the many notable military figures and artists buried within its grounds, it is the resting place of some of Melbourne’s most significant pioneers.

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Sunday 20 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Sunday 20 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Monday 14 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this free webinar to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or landlord when entering a retail lease.

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Monday 14 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128

Eastern Community Legal Centre will host an information session on community legal education, covering topics relevant to senior rights and elder abuse at Box Hill Library.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Victorian Small Business Commissioner
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Tuesday 15 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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 Commissioner
Tuesday 15 May 2018 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Free legal advice on 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.

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 our 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 from our guest panelists on these and related 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).

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.

Free legal advice on 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.

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.

International Commission of Jurists (Victoria)
Tuesday 15 May 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Maddocks, 25/727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Internationally there has been consideration as to the experiences of gay, lesbian and transgender ('GLT') people in prisons, however there is no reference to the unique experiences of GLT people in Victoria's corrections guidelines, regulation or legislation. Join us for this event to hear a panel discussion on international best practice, current scholarship on the issue, and advances made in similar jurisdictions.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Tuesday 15 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Free legal advice on Family law
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.

Victoria Small Business Commissioner
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Wednesday 16 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

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 legal advice on Family law
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!

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Wednesday 16 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Hovell Tree Inn, 614 Hovell Street, Albury VIC 2640

We are privileged to have NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year 2017 Kylie Beckhouse, as our keynote speaker for the Women in law breakfast on the border.

Law Week 2018
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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 Commissioner
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Level 2, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Gippsland Community Legal Service
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sale Magistrates Court, 79 Foster Street, Sale VIC 3850

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a part of a court case? Ever wanted to be a part of a court case, in a real court room? Based on an actual case, this mock court room drama is your opportunity to do just that!

Artwork by Spensley Street Primary School students
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Neighbourhood Justice Centre, 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

Join us for the launce of the Urban Campfire rotating art exhibition.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

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.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Supreme Court Library
Entertainment
Kids / families
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Supreme Court Library Victoria, The Law Library of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us for this lunchtime classical concert to hear performances from some very talented members of the Victorian legal profession. Take some time to relax and reflect in the beautiful surrounds of the Supreme Court Library.

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 #metoo
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.

Famous cases in song
Entertainment
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Library of Victoria, Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us and be entertained as the stories behind two famous cases are retold in humorous songs set to well-known Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd.

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.

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Thursday 17 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

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
Venue details to come

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.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Thursday 17 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

Parliament of Victoria
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a guided tour through the Parliament of Victoria and find out how our laws are made. Experience the stunning architecture, including the impressive gold–leaf and classical decoration, and soak up the history of one of Victoria's most important institutions.

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.

The Executive Council Chamber
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3002

For more than 150 years the Old Treasury Building has been home to the city offices of the Governor of Victoria. Join this tour of the Executive Council Chamber and see where the Executive Council holds its weekly meetings to give vice-regal assent to legislation passed by the Parliament.

Royal Historical Society Victoria
Entertainment
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join one of these a lunchtime guided walking tours of Melbourne's legal precinct, run by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, to learn about each of the courts and their roles.

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.

Famous cases in song
Entertainment
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Library of Victoria, Supreme Court, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us and be entertained as the stories behind two famous cases are retold in humorous songs set to well-known Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. Written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd.

Pentridge Prison crime tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pentridge Prison, Pentridge Prison D Division, 15 Urquhart Street, Coburg VIC 3058

Be incarcerated and tour Pentridge Prison, home to Australia’s hardest and longest serving prisoners. Ages 16+ only.

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.

14th Victorian Legal Awards
Entertainment
Networking
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Peninsula A, Docklands, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008

Join us to celebrate Victoria's 'best of the best' in legal practice at the Victorian Legal Awards, the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria.

Chinatown murder tour
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tianjin Gardens, Cnr Spring Street and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join this walking tour to hear spine tingling tales of past events at some of the sites of Chinatown's darker history. Hear stories of ghosts, murder and sex work, covering everything from Squizzy Taylor and Chang the Chinese giant to Chinatown's unlikely connections to the Eureka Stockade and Jack the Ripper.

Geelong Gaol
Entertainment
Tours and exhibitions
Regional
Friday 18 May 2018 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Geelong Gaol, 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Join this 90-minute walking tour through Geelong Gaol, home to convicts, prisoners, men, women and children for 142 years. It has housed murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics and vagrants, and has been the site of many of their deaths. Some of them are perhaps still there. Are you brave enough to find out?

Law Week 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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 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.

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.

Custody cells tour
Mock trial
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 11:45 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Courts Open Day
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.

Learn about the history of the old High Court building
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Supreme Court Library, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn about the history of the old High Court building and the famous cases and judges associated with it in this special exhibition on display in the Supreme Court library.

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.

Associates Behind-the-scenes Tour
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about the County Court

County Court of Victoria
Kids / families
Tours and exhibitions
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Join us at the County Court of Victoria as we open our doors to the public with a free program of tours, mock hearings, talks and exhibitions.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria