We’d like to give special thanks to our 2019 Law Week Festival Sponsors, Supporters and Venue Partners, without whose generous support Law Week would not be possible.
City of Melbourne is proud to sponsor Law Week for the seventh year in a row. As a City of Wellbeing, we’re proud to help our community better access and understand the law.
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. We provide free legal information and education to all Victorians; and legal advice and representation for people experiencing disadvantage who meet eligibility criteria. We provide collaborative leadership for a strong and dynamic legal assistance sector, serving individuals and the broader community.
The Law Institute of Victoria is the peak body for the legal profession representing lawyers and people working in the law in Victoria. Our members offer their commitment, diversity and expertise to help shape the laws of Victoria and to ensure justice for all.
Deakin Law School trains the next generation of lawyers and professionals, who are empowered to use legal skills in an array of global careers. The school’s new clinical program is aimed at developing lawyering skills in our graduates as well as making a strong, positive contribution to our communities. We’re pioneering experiential learning, and providing students access to real clients in exciting domains such as entrepreneurship and new business ventures
If you have a complaint about a local council or state government body, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass and her staff may be able to help. They look into whether actions taken by government bodies are fair and reasonable, follow laws, and respect human rights. Their services are free, fair and independent.
The Victorian Bar is the professional association of over 2,100 barristers providing strong, independent legal representation. Specialist advocates, advisors and strategists providing proactive advice and representation in the courts, tribunals, mediations and arbitrations.
The vision of the Department of Justice and Community Safety is for a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria where the rule of law is upheld, and rights and responsibilities are respected. The department is delighted to support Law Week and its aim of helping Victorians understand the law.