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Latest news – February

Attorney-General addresses record crowd at 2017 Legal Laneway Breakfast

On Wednesday 1 February we hosted the annual Legal Laneway Breakfast. The Attorney-General spoke about the recent Bourke Street tragedy, the bail system, upgrades to the Melbourne Magistrates' court and the Children's Court to improve safety and new legislation that better protects the rights of Victorians who die without a will.

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Get involved in Law Week 2017!

Do you want to be a part of the Law Week action? Event entries are open!

The annual Law Week festival makes learning about the law easy by delivering fun, informative and engaging events across Victoria. To find out how you can become an Event Partner and showcase your contribution to the legal sector in your community, visit the Law Week website.

Grants program
Grants are available to help organisations run Law Week events. Find out if you're eligible.

Get involved in Law Week
Legal Laneway Breakfast
Better Information Workshop
Wednesday 15 March

Traditional media versus new media: how do you connect to your audience?

Marketing strategies are constantly evolving, with digital media playing an ever-increasing role. This Better Information Workshop will outline the value of each of these methods, how to use them effectively and how to ensure your message is getting to your audience.

Please note: Due to the popularity of these workshops, priority will be given to people involved in the production of community legal information and foundation grant recipients. 

Date: Wednesday March 15
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Register now

Better Information Tips
Better Information tips

Each month we focus on a small step that you can take to improve the way you communicate with the public. This month we continue to look at the VLAF Online Legal Information Guidelines. 

Guideline 6 – Maintain your material

Read tip #6
Internship program
Applications closing soon

Victoria Law Foundation’s internship program aims to give current Victorian law students an understanding of our work to improve legal literacy and access to legal services in Victoria.

To apply you must be a current law student at a Victorian university undertaking either an undergraduate law degree or a JD (Juris Doctor).


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Robert French AC
Law Oration 2017 with
The Honourable Robert French AC

There's not long to go until The Honourable Robert French AC's presentation on 'Rights and Freedoms and the Rule of Law' at Victoria Law Foundation's Law Oration 2017.

Demand for this event has been high and it is now booked out.

If you secured your seat, we look forward to seeing you there on Thursday 9 February.


Find out more about the Law Oration 2017 
What do I call the judge?

Speaking and writing to judges in Victoria

This guide makes it easy to know what to call a judge, magistrate or tribunal member when you are speaking or writing to them. Developed for both the public and the profession in consultation with the courts, it is the first guide of its type in Victoria.

Order your free copy
Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference
The Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference is taking place on 8-9 May at the Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise. The conference provides delegates with the opportunity to develop their professional skills, network with others in the community legal sector and hear from a diverse range of speakers, such as centre directors, social workers, lawyers, volunteers and decision makers.


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Upcoming events


13 Feb


Internship applications close



22 Feb


Education Forum


8 Mar


Plain Language Training Intensive



15 Mar


Better Information Workshop

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