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LIV celebrates Law Week

LIV celebrates Law Week

By LIV Media

Communication Education Law Week 

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The Law Institute of Victoria is presenting four free activities during Law Week aimed at increasing the community's understanding of key legal issues.

Presented by Victoria Law Foundation and held in May each year, Law Week is an annual festival which makes learning about the law easy for all Victorians.

With mock trials, tours, expert information sessions, panel forums and plenty of children's activities, Law Week is a fantastic opportunity for the public to find answers to legal questions, learn about the history of the courts or simply enjoy the spectacle of the law.

This year the LIV is proud to be presenting four free activities at Law Week – check out the details below and get involved! 

Find your lawyer pop-up

Find Your Lawyer is the Law Institute of Victoria’s free referral service to help users find the right lawyer for their needs. Join us at the hub to learn more.

Date: Thursday 16 May, 11am–2pm

Venue: Law Week Hub, Federation Square, Melbourne

Cost: Free

Bookings: Bookings not required

More information here.

Domestic violence and your workplace: Impacts and solutions

In Australia, one in six women aged 15 or above have experienced domestic or family violence, and 68 per cent of those women are employed in an Australian workplace. In this interactive panel discussion Jobwatch executive director Zana Bytheway, Moray and Agnew employment lawyer Allana Smith and Sheridan Legal principal director Kate Sheridan will offer expert advice for employees and employers on how to support colleagues experiencing domestic or family violence.

Date: Monday 13 May, 1–2PM

Venue: LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street

Cost: Free

Register here

Planning for your future

How would you like to be cared for as you age? Who would you want to make decisions if you are unable to? What is the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act and how does it work? In this interactive panel session LIV past president and chair of the LIV Elder Law Committee Bill O’Shea and LIV Council member Kathy Wilson will provide information about some of the key questions everyone should ask when planning their future care, or that of a loved one.

Date: Tuesday 14 May, 10–11.30am

Venue: LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street

Cost: Free  

Register here

The importance of family report writing

Family law proceedings can be complicated at the best of times. In this session, experienced psychologist Dr Vincent Papaleo discusses what is involved in the family report writing process, the content of the report, and how the report may be utilised in court.

https://www.liv.asn.au/CPD-Networking/CPD-Networking/The-Importance-of-Family-Report-Writing

Date: Wednesday 15 May, 1–2pm

Venue: The Family Court of Australia, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street

Cost: Free  

Register here

 

 


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