What's on in Law Week 2018

Region: Melbourne

Monday 14 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Run club
Entertainment
Networking
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Institute of Victoria run club is a weekly running group for lawyers to help them get out of the office and remind them to look after their health - both physical and mental.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 15 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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
Vermont South Library, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 16 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monbulk Living & Learning Centre, 21 Main Road, Monbulk VIC 3793

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is hosting an information stall to provide legal information, and information about ECLC's services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Thursday 17 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Urban Campfire
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 to open Urban Campfire, a unique visual arts exhibition that transforms a justice centre into a gallery and showcases artists from across the City of Yarra.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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

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

Friday 18 May 2018

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Saturday 19 May 2018

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

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

Take a tour of the custody cells that lie under the County Court and see first-hand where the accused await their matter to be heard.

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

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

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

Be part of a mock empanelment of a civil jury. You'll get to take a number when you arrive and see if you're selected, or watch the process in action!

Mock trial
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30 am to 11:45 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the mock arraignment, plea hearing, prosecution opening, defence submissions and a judge's sentencing of a person pleading guilty to an offence.

Jury box
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoking ceremony
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 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.

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

Take a tour of the custody cells that lie under the County Court and see first-hand where the accused await their matter to be heard.

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.

Mock trial
Saturday 19 May 2018 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the mock arraignment, plea hearing, prosecution opening, defence submissions and a judge's sentencing of a person pleading guilty to an offence.

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

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

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 3:00 pm
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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

Take a tour of the custody cells that lie under the County Court and see first-hand where the accused await their matter to be heard.

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.

Mock trial
Saturday 19 May 2018 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the mock arraignment, plea hearing, prosecution opening, defence submissions and a judge's sentencing of a person pleading guilty to an offence.

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.

Sunday 20 May 2018

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

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.

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.

Monday 14 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Run club
Entertainment
Networking
Melbourne
Monday 14 May 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The Law Institute of Victoria run club is a weekly running group for lawyers to help them get out of the office and remind them to look after their health - both physical and mental.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 15 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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
Vermont South Library, Pavey Place, Vermont South VIC 3133

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 16 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Eastern Community Legal Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monbulk Living & Learning Centre, 21 Main Road, Monbulk VIC 3793

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is hosting an information stall to provide legal information, and information about ECLC's services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Thursday 17 May 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Urban Campfire
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 to open Urban Campfire, a unique visual arts exhibition that transforms a justice centre into a gallery and showcases artists from across the City of Yarra.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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

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

Friday 18 May 2018

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Saturday 19 May 2018

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

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

Take a tour of the custody cells that lie under the County Court and see first-hand where the accused await their matter to be heard.

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

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

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

Be part of a mock empanelment of a civil jury. You'll get to take a number when you arrive and see if you're selected, or watch the process in action!

Mock trial
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30 am to 11:45 am
County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Experience the mock arraignment, plea hearing, prosecution opening, defence submissions and a judge's sentencing of a person pleading guilty to an offence.

Jury box
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Supreme Court of Victoria, Enter via 485 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoking ceremony
Mock trial
Melbourne
Saturday 19 May 2018 11:30 am to 12:30 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.

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

Take a tour of the custody cells that lie under the County Court and see first-hand where the accused await their matter to be heard.

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.