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Cite as: July 2014 88 (07) LIJ, p.15

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Law Week

A range of events were held across Victoria as part of Law Week from 12-18 May.

Mock Trial
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The Banco Court was at capacity on 15 May for the fictional trial of Evelyn Cannon, charged with cocaine possession. LIV Professional Development Committee co-chair Nathanael Kitingan of M+K Lawyers played the role of Senior Constable O’Rourke, a witness for the prosecution.

Walk for Justice
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LIV president Geoff Bowyer joined hundreds of people in Melbourne on the seventh Walk for Justice which was also held in Sydney and Newcastle. The walk raised more than $30,000 for Justice Connect, with the Melbourne contribution going to its Homeless Law Service. County Court Chief Judge Michael Rozenes is pictured with Mr Bowyer and barrister Richard Wilson.

Hot Topics: Children in immigration detention
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Julian Burnside QC moderated a panel discussion on 14 May which examined the prevalence of mental health issues among children in immigration detention and its potential long-term effects. On the panel were National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Dr Ida Kaplan of Foundation House and retired Supreme Court judge Frank Vincent QC (pictured).

Great debate
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Monash law alumni Richard Attiwill QC, Catherine Dunlop and Elizabeth King (pictured) returned to their alma mater to battle Monash law staff members Associate Professor Adam McBeth, Professor Nahum Mushin and Associate Professor Paula Gerber on “The more laws the less justice”. The Monash staff team won the debate on 14 May.

One punch – a lifetime of consequences
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In a panel discussion hosted by ABC TV reporter Sarah Farnsworth at the County Court, State Coroner Judge Ian Gray, Court of Appeal president Justice Chris Maxwell and County Court Judge Frank Gucciardo discuss how one punch can change many lives forever.

Law Week helpers
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An information hub was set up at Federation Square for the first time. Members of the public were able to find out where to get legal assistance and they were also given the opportunity to make their own fingerprint badge.

There was a sausage sizzle at the County Court forecourt.

Coroners Court exhibition
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The Coroners Court exhibited never before seen archive photos from the investigation into the collapse of the West Gate Bridge.

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