Ethos special edition: Law Week 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020

Ethos special edition: Law Week 2020

Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia, which seeks to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. 

Each year in Canberra the Law Society and its partners run a range of free lectures, public pro bono events, educational seminars, and collegiate functions. These events engage the legal community and the public generally, celebrating local law and lawyers, and educating the public about the role we play in seeking justice and upholding the rule of law. 

Law Week also raises donations every year for a local Canberra Charity. In past years, we’ve supported such charities as the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, ADACAS, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Food Rescue Service, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled, OzHarvest Canberra, and Arthritis ACT.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the ACT Law Society had to cancel Law Week this year. 

We had a great line up of events planned for 2020, and most of those events are unlikely to be rescheduled.

In light of this cancellation, we asked our event organisers and other supporters if, instead of running an event, they’d like to participate in a special ‘Electronic Law Week’ edition of our magazine. 

This edition of Ethos represents the Law Week that might have been. 

We hope that you find these articles useful and informative. If you like what you see here, please consider making a donation to our Law Week charity, ACT Wildlife.

From all of us at the ACT Law Society: Stay safe and keep washing your hands!

Chris Donohue
President, ACT Law Society

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