Well, that’s a wrap!
Law Week 2019 is done and I’d like to extend my warm thanks to everyone who came along to an event, visited the Law Week Hub or bought a snag from the Judges’ BBQ at Courts Open Day – you’ve all helped make this Law Week one of the best yet.
From humble beginnings Law Week has grown into a state-wide festival of over 280 events that helps all Victorians unlock their law.
I’m extremely proud to say that this year we reached out further into regional Victoria than ever before.
There were exhibitions and presentations in Geelong, well-attended community legal events in Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine and Echuca, and networking events and police outreach across northern Victoria. Deakin University took their CrimeBusters bus across the state, stopping in Shepparton, Ballarat and Geelong.
Melbourne was bigger than ever, as well. Mock trials, films, info sessions, tours, theatre and music and the chance to speak directly to some of our judges – the diversity of activity and location was impressive. To all the event organisers – congratulations on an outstanding week!
None of this would be possible without the help of the sponsors: Victoria Legal Aid, the Law Institute of Victoria, Deakin Law School and the City of Melbourne.
We are also grateful for the generous support of the Victorian Ombudsman, the Victorian Bar and the Department of Justice and Community Safety. And many thanks to Fed Square and the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, for providing us with spaces to hold our events.
I’d also like to thank the talented VLF team, who worked very hard to ensure that Law Week came together in such fine fashion.
I look forward to seeing you all again at Law Week next year