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Latest news – June

Law Week 2016 – making an impact

Building on the success of past years, Law Week 2016 was a great success, with many events sold out and attendance records up. Thanks to all our Event Partners for making it happen.

But, what had the biggest impact on us was the feedback we got from people who attended the events. How much they learnt, how much they enjoyed them and how much they want to come back next year!

 Find out more about Law Week 2016
Law Oration 2016

Hear The Honourable Justice Weinberg, of the Court of Appeal, speak at this year's Law Oration on the topic of Of Mozart, modern drafting and the criminal lawyers' lament.

Date: Thursday 21 July 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria

 Book now
Got a bright idea? Our General Grants are now open

Our General Grants are now open, and we are looking for projects that will improve Victorians' understanding of the law and their legal system. Once again this year, we will be giving priority to Law Week events and legal information projects.
Applications close Monday 29 August 2016. 

 Find out more 
Everyday-Law turns two!

It’s been two years since we launched Everyday-Law – our website that aims to give Victorians access to the best legal information. Find out what we have achieved this year, including growing our audience by 45% to reach 100,000 visitors in the last 12 months.  

 Find out more 
Law Talks comes to Law Week

Over 150 students from eight schools were engaged and educated at our recent Metropolitan Law Talks held in Law Week. Speakers inspired the students with their personal stories and shared their legal knowledge. Speakers included: former Victorian Attorney-General, Rob Hulls; the Chair of the Victoria Law Reform Commission, the Honourable PD Cummins AM; and the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass OBE.

 Read more
Better Information Workshop – Usability testing 101

Usability testing is the best way to understand how real users experience your website or online resource. Join us at our next Better Information Workshop to find out more. 

Date: Thursday 23 June 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

 Book now
Clarity2016 is coming

Interested in finding out more about plain language and better communication in the law? Then register for the Clarity2016 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. 

 Learn more about Clarity2016
Updated Law help directory

The only comprehensive directory of free or low-cost legal services in Victoria has been updated and is available online. Use it to refer your clients to the right services, and link to it on your organisation's website or intranet.

View the Law help directory
Legal Briefs

Funded by a General Grant, Snodger Media has produced a series of 10 short videos, hosted by lawyer Lizzie O’Shea. In the series, Lizzie talks to Australia’s key legal minds, explores important cases and reveals how Australian law works. The series will be broadcast from 2 June on ABC's TV 3 at 10:45 am each Thursday, or watch the series now. 

Watch the series

Upcoming events


23 Jun


Better Information Workshop



13 Jul


Metropolitan Law Talks


21 Jul


Law Oration



22 Sep


Better Information Workshop

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