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Latest news – December

The definitive guide to the road rules for bike riders is now available

A recent VicRoads survey found that a large percentage of bike riders either don't know the road rules or are confused about them. To make matters worse, Victorian riders haven't had a comprehensive or easy-to-understand resource available to them to explain the road rules.

So, to take the heat out of debates about sharing the road and to improve road safety, we've produced the definitive guide to bike laws in Victoria.

 Read our blog

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Season's Greetings

Best wishes for the festive season from the team at Victoria Law Foundation. Our office will close lunchtime Thursday 24 December and reopen on Monday 11 January 2016.

Register now for the Legal Laneway Breakfast

Come and celebrate the opening of the legal year at our informal Legal Laneway Breakfast in Hardware Lane. Hear from our guest speaker, Victoria's Attorney-General, the Honourable Martin Pakula MP, catch up with colleagues and enjoy the atmosphere. Registration is free.

Book now
Better Information Workshop – Effective Online Legal Information

You're invited to our workshop on 10 December to discover the 12 tips that will help you get your online legal information up to speed. There will also be an opportunity to get advice on your projects.

Our speaker  Joh Kirby, Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation

Book now
2016 Clarity plain language conference to be held in Wellington, New Zealand

If you are interested in plain language and the law it can be a challenge to get to the conferences. While they are held in great locations, logistically they can cause problems. So the recent announcement from Clarity that the conference will be held in New Zealand just made life a bit easier.

 Find out more and register your interest
Law Week hits the headlines in the United States

It's funny where Law Week turns up. Recently we were forwarded a glowing mention of Law Week in the US National Center for State Courts newsletter. Who would have thought?

Law Week only happens because of the great work of our Events Partners, so this is really a tribute to them. If you were an Event Partner last year consider doing it again, and if not, perhaps 2016 is the year to take the plunge. You can find out more about being a Law Week Event Partner on the Law Week website

Read the article
New family violence website launched

On White Ribbon Day last week, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria launched a new family violence website that provides information on family violence and intervention orders for both applicants and respondents. 

The website was funded by the foundation through its General Grants program and we hope it will go some way to addressing the demand for high-quality, accurate information on this topic. 

 Check out the website
New and exciting initiative for cyclists is here

We have been teasing you about our new publication on the road rules for cyclists over the last couple of months, and it is finally here. 

Produced in consultation with VicRoads, cycling organisations and councils, Bike Law is the definitive guide to the road rules for bike riders in Victoria.

Order copies of Bike Law for you and your clients
Community Legal Centre Fellowship Report launched

The 2015 Community Legal Centre Fellow, Agata Wierzbowski has published her report, Lawyering for change: seven principles of strategic legal practice for community legal centres.Through her research, Agata has proposed a best practice framework for use by community legal centres.

 Read the report and share with your networks

Upcoming events


10 Dec


Better Information Workshop



3 Feb


Legal Laneway Breakfast


15 Feb


Applications for internship program close



17 Feb


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