With only two weeks until Law Week, we are very excited to announce the second release of events for the Law Week 2020 program.
Some old favourites are returning to Law Week virtually this year, along with some new and timely events to keep you up-to-date on the developing COVID-19 situation.
Brian Nankervis will join the State Coroner and a cast of legal and forensic experts as they analyse what caused the death of one of our greatest music legends – the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
Get Interactive during Law Week
Many of the events this year allow you to get involved and have your say from home. Weigh in on who should be held accountable for negative online reviews or try your hand at sentencing an offender in a real life case of culpable driving causing death.
Have you ever wanted to ask a police officer a question? Sit down for a chat and a cup of coffee with a cop from the Shepparton area. Curious about who ensures the police force and public sector bodies are held accountable? Join a Q&A with the Victorian Inspectorate and find out about Victoria’s integrity system.
Free legal advice for the community
A variety of organisations are offering free legal consultations during Law Week, making it easier than ever for the community to access the legal advice they need.
A range of local and specialist community legal centres are providing free advice by telephone on a whole host of legal issues. Law firms are also offering free consultations by telephone and video conferencing about family law, wills and estate planning, and a whole lot more.
And much more to entertain and inform
You can also learn more about other legal issues, such as how trans and gender diverse people can change their record of sex on official documents, how parents and carers can keep their kids safe online and what to consider when buying or selling property.
For something a little bit lighter, take a guided tour through the Victorian Bar’s portrait gallery or consider whether TV cop shows get DNA evidence right or wrong.
Keep your eyes peeled
We have even more events still to be announced in the lead up to Law Week 2020!