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Latest news – March

 
Thinking of hosting a Law Week event? Follow our tips for success

Are you thinking of hosting an event in Law Week but need some help to get started? Then read our blog by Law Week Festival Director and Events Manager, Georgia Angus. Georgia shares her top tips to help make your event and Law Week a success, no matter what the weather.

Read the blog

 
Welcome to our Law Week brand for 2016

You know Law Week is not too far away when we launch our brand for the year. With only just over two months until the start of Law Week on 16 May, we are about to start our promotional campaign in earnest.

This year's brand plays on the idea of exploring and navigating the maze of the legal system to solve your legal problem.

Soon you will see the brand rolled out across the Law Week website and, closer to Law Week, on street banners and at the Festival Hub in Federation Square. As we say, we hope the brand will help you 'find your way' to the biggest and best community legal education event of the year.

Find out more about Law Week
 
Access to Justice Review – quality of legal information in Victoria

We recently submitted our response to the Access to Justice Review. You might be interested in our observations on the quality of legal information in Victoria, see section 2 of the submission.

Read our submission
 
Better Information Workshop: The AZ of good user experience design

This free workshop covers the basics of digital information architecture and responsive design, and provides tools and resources to help you get the most out of your website.

Guest speaker Mark Jones is the Head of User Experience at Reactive. He has nearly 15 years experience designing customer experience and user interfaces. He has lead major strategy and transformation projects for some of Australia's favourite brands, like ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Fairfax, Jetstar and Telstra.

Book now
 
Clarity2016 conference

Interested in finding out more about plain language and better communication in the law? Then register to attend the Clarity2016  conference in Wellington, New Zealand on 3–5 November 2016.

This is the first time that a Clarity conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere, so it offers a rare opportunity to hear from some of the world's experts in plain legal language close to home. 

Clarity is an international organisation that promotes plain legal language.

 
 Find out more and register
 
Our top 5 teacher resources

Are you a Legal Studies teacher? Take a look at our top 5 teacher resources, all of which offer a real-world perspective on the law and legal system. All resources are matched to the curriculum and include mock trials, interactive  activities, documentaries, study guides, tours and more.

See our top 5 picks
 
Order your copies of Neighbours, the law and you

Need an easy-to-understand guide on neighbourhood disputes for your clients? Order or download your free copies of Neighbours the law and you today.

Order or download your copies

The foundation produces a range of print publications for the community that cover common legal issues and how the legal system works. View our entire print publication list.
 
 
Plain Language Training Intensive

Want to improve your plain language skills? Then put your name down for one of our plain language workshops. Offered twice a year, the training is for people working in the legal sector who produce information for the community. 

The workshop covers the principles of plain language and gives you tips to ensure your writing is clear, engaging and understood by your intended audience. This is essential training for anyone who produces information about the law and legal system in Victoria.

Learn more
 
 

Upcoming events

Thu

24 Mar

    

Better Information Workshop – The A–Z of good user experience design

 

Tue

19 Apr

    

Plain Language Training Intensive

Wed

27 Apr

    

Warrnambool Law Talks

 

Mon

16 May

    

Law Week 2016

 
 
 
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