What’s Law Week?
National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of Law Week for 2017 is “Law and Justice in Your Community”.
Locally, Law Week seeks to raise donations for a Canberra charity. In 2017, ACT Law Week will be supporting the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC). The AILC is Australia’s only national provider of accredited Indigenous leadership education programs. Since their establishment in 2001, they have transformed the lives of more than 2000 graduates. The AILC is owned and controlled by Indigenous Australians.
Law Week events are developed to include people from diverse backgrounds, organisations and perspectives. The wider Canberra community is invited to attend Law Week events which include the Law Week Launch, public lectures including the annual Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture, a Mock Trial organised by the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, and tours of the ACT Supreme Court.
Law Week is proudly sponsored by Lawcover.
For bookings or queries, please register online or contact Nicole on 02 6274 0308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Sponsor
Lawcover is delighted to sponsor Law Week 2017 and to support its objectives. Lawcover’s association with the ACT legal profession and the ACT Law Society is a longstanding and important one.
The aim of Law Week in promoting the public’s understanding of the law and its role in society, together with the charitable outcome, is something Lawcover is proud to be associated with.
We think that Lawcover’s unique position as a profession owned, licensed and regulated professional indemnity insurer not only gives us an insight into the practise of law, it also provides insight into the community the profession serves. With recent performance delivering lower premiums, policyholder rebates and improved and expanded services, Lawcover proudly acknowledges its position of not only being insurer of the profession, but being part of the profession.
As a consequence, our focus is to provide enduring insurance protection and claims prevention support to lawyers while promoting the best practice of law.
Thank you to the ACT Law Society for the work you do on behalf of the profession and for our opportunity to sponsor Law Week 2017. Our very best wishes for a successful week.
Chief Executive Officer, Lawcover
Friday 5 May 2017 at 12.30pm — Willows Oval
The Annual Law Week Six-a-Side Soccer Competition attracts players of all skill levels from Canberra’s legal community. Corporate solicitors, in-house lawyers and barristers join paralegals, clerks and support staff on the soccer field in pursuit of the coveted Law Week Soccer trophy. This will be a friendly competition with mixed teams over a single afternoon.
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 9.30 - 11.30am — Legal Aid ACT
The legal system in Australia governs our life, at home and at work. It is good to have some understanding of the various aspects of our legal system when supporting clients dealing with legal problems. This free training session is presented by Legal Aid ACT, and is designed for new lawyers and legal support staff.
Thursday 18 May 2017 at 1pm — Lyneham Netball Centre
The Law Week Netball Competition is back! This will be a friendly competition with mixed teams over a single afternoon. This will be a mixed netball competition (i.e. with both male and female players). Lawyers, barristers, and their staff are welcome to participate, and spectators are encouraged.