So you missed Law Week . . .

So you missed Law Week . . .

Another Law Week has come and gone and we’d like to thank everyone who came along and helped make this one the best yet.

Attendees this year were treated to mock trials, community legal education sessions, film screenings, behind the scenes tours, the country’s cutest court support dog and a democracy snag cooked by the Chief Justice of the County Court.

But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it – even though Law Week is over you can still engage with your legal system.

You can unlock your law all year round

Victoria’s courts are open to the public year-round and provide a range of services and content to help Victorians better understand the law.

All Victorian courts make their daily hearing lists publicly available so if you wish to attend a court hearing, you may.

In addition, the County Court has a diverse range of educational resources, including short films, teacher guides and a virtual tour.

The Supreme Court produces a podcast exploring the complexities of the Court’s work called Gertie’s Law and hosts a range of trial webcasts of real life trials.

VCE teachers can speak to the Victoria Law Foundation directly about arranging Law Talks for their students – we can help arrange a judge, magistrate or barrister to come to your school!

Monash University and Deakin University run law clinics throughout the year, with students providing legal assistance and advice to vulnerable Victorians.

Community legal services throughout the state do invaluable work ensuring that everyone is able to access the law – if you need, you can find your closest legal service online through the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria.

We’d like to thank all our festival sponsors for helping make Law Week 2019 so great – Victoria Legal Aid, the Law Institute of Victoria, Deakin Law School and the City of Melbourne.

We’d also like to thank our festival supporters – the Victorian Ombudsman, the Victorian Bar and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Finally, thanks to our venue partners, Fed Square and the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, for providing us with fantastic spaces to host events and the Law Week Hub.

The Foundation is also around to help you unlock your law throughout the year – follow us on Facebook at Your Law Vic and Twitter @VicLawFoundn and don’t forget to listen to our podcast if you couldn’t make it to the live recording.

Keep up to date with our news at our website – we’ve just started a research project examining Victorians’ legal understanding, so it’s going to be a busy and exciting few years for us!