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Latest news – April

Law Week 2017 is only six weeks away

The countdown is on until Law Week 2017. We are putting the finishing touches on our preparation for this year's festival, which is shaping up as the biggest ever. You can check out the full Law Week program here.

This year Law Week will take place from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May.

 View the Law Week program 

Need help planning your Law Week event?

Law Week Festival Director, Georgia Angus, has written a blog with advice on hosting a successful event. In the blog Georgia talks about the importance of planning and promotion. You can read the full blog here.

 Read the blog
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 highlight the importance of linking your legal information to other relevant resources.

 Read tip #8 
Legal glossary

Developed in consultation with lawyers and law dictionary editors, this plain language glossary explains more than 450 common legal terms.

Legal professionals can use it in their work with clients and members of the public.

 Order your free copy
Executive Director resigns 

Victoria Law Foundation Executive Director Joh Kirby has announced she will leave the foundation. Joh has been with the foundation since 2008, and she has driven the foundation's commitment to improving legal communication and education in Victoria.

Joh will stay with the foundation until the end of the 2016/17 financial year. A search for her successor is currently underway. 


Upcoming events


5 Apr


Plain Language Training



10 May


Law Week 2017 launch


15 May


Law Week 2017



16 May


Law Week Metropolitan Law Talks

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