Mark your calendars! Law Week will be 17 – 23 May 2021.
Were thrilled that you’re thinking of running a Victorian Law Week activity in 2021.
Running a Victorian Law Week activity is a great way to connect with your local community. It’s a chance to help people learn more about the law and understand how it affects their everyday lives.
What is Victorian Law Week?
Victorian Law Week is a program of community events and activities that makes learning about the law easy.
Victorian Law Week is not a legal conference, careers expo, award ceremony or an ‘industry thing’. It is designed to help everyday people understand their rights, find answers to their questions, know what help is available and how our system works.
The program is managed by the Victoria Law Foundation, with events and activities run by a range of organisations, including community legal centres, government bodies, community organisations, law firms, courts and tribunals – and more.
How can you get involved?
A Victorian Law Week activity can be as simple as a drop-in information stand at your local library, informal question-and-answer session, obligation-free 40-minute legal consultations or a webinar on a relevant area of law.
Does your organisation already run free community legal education activities? They can be included in the program if they are scheduled during Victorian Law Week, so that you can benefit from the increased profile.
While we are happy to assist you with identifying how your event will improve community understanding of the law, we leave the planning and promotion of the event up to you so that you can tailor it to your specific location and audience.
Our event criteria
Victorian Law Week is an opportunity to deliver valuable and accessible information to Victorians.
For your activity to be accepted into the Victorian Law Week program it must:
- Take place within Victoria
- Improve the Victorian community’s understanding of the law or the legal system
- Engage with individuals or small businesses
- Be free of charge unless you have obtained an exemption from us.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea to make sure it fits with these criteria.
Where should I start?
We want you to get the most out of your Victorian Law Week activity. Read our guide to help your planning:
Ready to go? Submit your event today!
Registrations are now open for Victorian Law Week events!
Before registering we recommend that you read the guide pages listed above and preview our event registration form.
Registrations close at 5:00pm Friday 26 March 2021.
Got any questions?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for guidance on planning your event.