How to get involved

So you’re thinking of running a Law Week event – that’s fantastic!

Running a Law Week event is a great way to connect with your local community. It’s a chance to help people learn more about our law and understand how it affects their everyday lives.

We welcome all types of organisations to run events. Our event partners include community legal centres, private law firms, government organisations, courts, libraries, councils, educational institutions, community organisations, entertainers, tour operators and more.

On this page you’ll find some basic information about running a Law Week event. We’d love to have you on board so please feel free to contact us with any questions about your event plans.

And remember to register your event by Friday 13 March 2020!

How do I get started?

First things first, you need an event idea!

Law Week events come in all shapes and sizes – from small pop-up stalls in libraries to presentations in theatres. Our program typically includes information sessions, panel discussions, legal health checks, tours, mock trials, debates, open days, exhibitions and much more. Find the format that works best for your organisation.

For your event to be accepted into program it must be law-related and open to the general public. We also encourage events to be free or low cost.

Our 10 tips for planning a successful event guide provides a great starting point for planning your event.

Are you looking for inspiration for your event? Talk to us!

Our events team at Victoria Law Foundation can help you develop your ideas and find the format that’s right for you.

What support is available?

Victoria Law Foundation is responsible for curating the program and promoting Law Week to the community. We coordinate the advertising, publicity, social media campaigns, marketing collateral and branding of the festival itself.

While event partners are responsible for planning, marketing and delivering their events, we are committed to making your event a success and we provide you with the resources to help you do so – starting with our 10 tips for planning a successful event guide. We promote every event through our website and our Your Law Victoria Facebook account. We can also advise you on:

  • Devising your event concept
  • Event logistics
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Evaluating your event.

If you have any questions about how to successfully run your event, contact us for advice.

Key dates

  • 13 March 2020 Deadline for event registration
  • 27 March 2020Event program launched
  • 18 May 2020Law Week begins
  • 23 May 2020Courts Open Day
  • 24 May 2020Law Week ends

Ready to proceed?

Complete the event registration form and continue planning your event!