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Educational side to Law Week trial


Cite as: April 2011 85(4) LIJ, p.18

A mock trial organised by the LIV and Victorian Bar again promises to be a highlight when Law Week is celebrated across Victoria next month.

More than 150 law-based events will be held in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 16-22 May to promote the legal profession.

The mock trial will be held on Thursday, 19 May from 5.30pm in the Supreme Court’s Banco Court before Supreme Court Justice Terence Forrest. It aims to demystify the judicial process with the fictional trial of DPP v Evelyn Cannon, in which the defendant has been charged with possession of cocaine.

LIV marketing manager Penny Fairbank said Law Week offered an opportunity for LIV members to get involved in their community and raise their profile under this year’s theme of “Law and justice in your community”.

“We are really encouraging members to get involved and participate themselves,” Ms Fairbank said.

“In the past members have conducted their own seminars in their area of expertise and invited current clients and contacted the local papers, councils and business networks to help spread the word.”

“They can also let their clients know about the many public events taking place.”

Other public events include the Law Week oration “Does judicial independence matter?”, to be delivered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Warren.

For full program details, see Practitioners looking for tips and ideas to get involved in Law Week can contact the LIV’s marketing department at


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