Law Week 2015

Law Week 2015 was Monday, 11 May 2015 - Friday, 15 May 2015

Embracing the law as part of our daily lives is important; from knowing your rights under the law, having your will prepared and creating employment contracts, to knowing how a mediation works, setting up a business or simply what to do and where to go if you need legal assistance.

Law Week 2015 provided an excellent opportunity for the profession to engage with the community and to promote its role in enabling an open, independent and unbiased judicial system. Law Week showcased events which provide the opportunity for the community and the legal profession to engage in open dialogue and to build a shared understanding of the role of law in society.

The Law Society of Western Australia showcased a series of events and information sessions focusing on law and justice in the community including:

  • The Attorney General's Community Service Law Award
  • YLC presentation: The Rule of Law in the 21st Century
  • Mental Health Seminar
  • Free information sessions and talks
  • Activities hosted by councils and community centres across Western Australia
  • Community events including activities for school students
  • Free legal Advice – by appointment at specific locations
  • Lawyer of the Year Awards
  • Cocktail Evening to close Law Week 2015

 

What Happened in Law Week:

 
 ALL WEEK EVENT(S)  
EXPERT WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING ADVICE  


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HHG Legal Group (West Perth, Albany & Mt Barker)
1.00pm - 5.00pm each afternoon
www.hhg.com.au
Telephone (08) 9322 1966 to arrange an appointment
10% discount on Wills and Estate Planning matters 
FREE SIMPLE WILLS OR REVIEW OF EXISTING SIMPLE WILLS FOR SENIOR CARD HOLDERS  


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Latro Lawyers, Albany WA
1.00pm - 5.00pm each afternoon
Latro Lawyers, 142 Aberdeen Street, Albany WA
Call Reception on (08) 98422046 to make an appointment 
Free, booking essential as places are limited
MONDAY, 11 MAY 2015  
YOUTH CIVICS LEADERSHIP DAY (YCLD)  

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9.00am - 3.30pm
Old Court House Law Museum, Stirling Gardens, Cnr Barrack Street & St Georges Tce, Perth (next to the main entrance to the Supreme Court of WA)
The nominated Year 10 YCLD participants take part in a one-day leadership skills and civics awareness event. Participation in the YCLD is expected to enhance the leadership skills and/or civics awareness that the participants have already displayed within their school and/or community.
Participation is by invitation only
Free
Francis Burt Law Education Programme

LEGAL INFORMATION STAND  

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9.00am - 5.00pm daily
CSA Building, Ground Floor, 445 Hay Street, East Perth
No bookings required
Free
Women's Law Centre
Community

AFTERNOON TEA AT MORLEY POLICE STATION  

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2.00pm - 4.00pm
Morley Police Station
OPRS have pleasure in launching The Seniors Register - a combined initiative
between NSCLC/OPRS 7 the Crime Prevention Branch of the WA Police aimed at
keeping seniors safe and secure in their properties.
(08) 9440 1663
Free
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Community

MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR  

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4.00pm - 5.15pm
Central Park Conference Centre, 152 -158 St Georges Tce, Perth
Download the flyer and register online
Free
The Law Society of Western Australia sponsored by Law Mutual (WA)
Legal profession

EVENING LEGAL CLINIC: FAMILY LAW (PROPERTY SETTLEMENT MATTERS)  

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6.00pm - 8.00pm  (one off, 45minute appointments)
CSA Building, Ground Floor, 445 Hay Street, East Perth
By appointment only (08) 9272 8800
Free
Woman's Law Centre
Community (Women only)

FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION TO YEAR 12 COHORT  

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Any Queries
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All sessions closed
(08) 6336 7020 or cclswa@cclswa.org.au
Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) Inc
Year 12 students

TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015  
LEGAL ADVICE FOR CLIENTS OF CITIPLACE COMMUNITY CENTRE, PERTH  

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9.30am - 1.30pm
Citiplace Community Centre, Upper Level, City Railway Station Complex, Cnr Wellington and Barrack St, Perth
Free
Legal Aid Western Australia
For clients of Citiplace Community Centre only

AN INTRODUCTION TO ENDURING POWERS OF ATTORNEY  

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10.00am - 11.00am
Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre, 209 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document which allows adults with capacity to appoint a person or agency to make financial and property decisions on their behalf. Join the members of the Italo-Australia Welfare and Cultural Centre to hear more about this important future planning tool. Suitable for members of the Italian-speaking community.
Registration essential - call (08) 9228 2220 or email centro@iawcc.org.au
Free
Office of the Public Advocate
Community

DO YOU KNOW YOUR LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF A WILL?  

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10.30am - 12.00pm
Argyle Room, Level 1 Public Trustee Building, 553 Hay Street Perth
Seats are limited. Registration essential. Call 1300 746 116 or book here
Free
Public Trustee
Community

PERTH LAW CAREERS FAIR

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12.00pm - 3.00pm
Riverview Rooms 4 & 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
This year the Perth Law Careers Fair will host over 30 law firms, government departments and not-for-profit organisations. The event is a great opportunity for law students and young lawyers to speak with potential employers and gain an insight  into the wide variety of pathways they can pursue with a law degree.
Free, registration not required
Law Student Societies of UWA, Murdoch, Curtin, Notre Dame and ECU
Students

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR LAWYER AND TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LAWYER IS NOT YOUR MOUTHPIECE  

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1.00pm - 1.45pm
The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 4, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Registration essential - call (08) 9324 8600 or email lawweek@lawsocietywa.asn.au
Free
Legal Professions Complaints Committee
Community

CONSUMER ADVOCACY WORKSHOP TO FINANCIAL COUNCELLORS  

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All sessions closed
Consumer Credit Legal Service WA Inc.
(08) 6336 7020 or cclswa@cclswa.org.au
Community

WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2015  
PRIVATE ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING  

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9.30am - 12.30pm
Argyle Room, Level 1 Public Trustee Building, 553 Hays Street, Perth
If you have been appointed as a private administrator by the State Administrative Tribunal, this information and training session provides practical assistance and helpful advice.
Registration essential - 1300 746 212 or email
$25 (non-refundable)
Public Trustee, with the Office of the Public Advocate
Community

LAW IN KING SQUARE  

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10.00am - 2.00pm
King Square, Fremantle
Fremantle Community Legal Centre along with lawyers from the local area will be offering FREE 20 minute legal advice sessions at Kings Square, outside the old Myer building.            
(08) 9432 9790
Free
Fremantle Community Legal Centre (FCLC)
Community

LAW WEEK INFORMATION STAND  

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10.00am - 2.00pm
St Barbara Square, Kalgoorlie
Legal information stall
Free
Goldfields Community Legal Centre Inc. 
Community

IMMIGRANT SCOT: JOHN NICHOLSON, LAWYER AND LEGISLATOR  

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1.00pm - 2.00pm
Old Court House Law Museum, Stirling Gardens, Cnr Barrack Street & St Georges Tce, Perth (next to the main entrance to the Supreme Court of WA)
The Hon Robert Nicholson AO, Immigrant Scot: John Nicholson, Lawyer and Legislator talk. John Nicholson was on of the early lawyers in Perth. Discover the life and times of this fascinating man, which range from the formation of some of Perth’s early law firms, to parliamentarian, councillor and orchardist.
Registration essential museum@lawsocietywa.asn.au
Free
Old Court House Law Museum
Community and legal profession

WOMEN'S RIGHTS: MAKING SENSE OF THE LAW

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1.00pm - 2.30pm
The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St George's Terrace, Perth
As the profession gets ready to celebrate law week, it is important to understand what rights women have in the workplace.WLWA, in conjunction with The Law Society is providing a presentation and panel discussion of the challenges women face in the law and what rights they have.Hear from Sarah Hayward about gender bias in the work place – where is it? How does it impact on you and how can you address it? What happens when a woman goes on maternity leave and returns to work? How does it impact on the employer, how does it impact on the individual? What can you do to support women returning to work? Hear from Josephine Hart about these issues and more. What about VRO’s and immigration law? What are women’s rights in relation to these issues, how do you make sense of them? Hear from Janette McCahon to help you understand the affect of these issues on women.Join us for the presentations and panel discussion to follow, focusing generally on women’s rights in the law.
Registration essential
Free for members of the WLWA and Law Society
Joint Law Society/Women Lawyers of Western Australia
Legal profession

OPRS PRESENTATION

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1.00pm - 2.00pm
Brockman House Beechboro
OPRS will be holding a presentation outlining the services offered by the Older People's Rights Service.
(08) 9440 1663
Free
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Community

ARTS LAW AND ORDER

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6.00pm to 7.30pm
Tunnel Theatre, Western Australian Museum
Is your goal to have a successful and sustainable career in the arts? Building a successful creative practice means understanding your legal rights and responsibilities.Join Michael Tucak from Creative Legal for an information-packed session, to learn must-know details about copyright, moral rights, negotiating a good deal, and the thrills and dangers of working in an online environment
Registration essential
Free for members of the WLWA and Law Society
Tagged Arts Law, information session, Creative Legal, forum, Propel Youth Arts WA, KickstART Festival
Community

SEX DRUGS & ROCK N ROLL - A LEGAL INFORMATION SESSION FOR PARENTS OF PRE-TEEN AND TEEN CHILDREN

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6.00pm
Australind Senior High School
An information session for parents of pre-teen and teen chidlren in relation to common legal issues for teenagers and their parents.
Email or phone (08) 9791 3206
Free for members of the WLWA and Law Society
Interagency organisation - Legal Aid WA Bunbury, ALSWA Bunbury & Bunbury Community Legal Centre
Community

CLUED UP KIDS COMPETITION  

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The Clued up Kids Competition provides year 6 (and 5/6 composite) students an opportunity to “investigate” a criminal offence with the goal of identifying the offender and submit their findings in electronic or written form to a panel of experts from the legal profession.
Registration closed. Winners announced during Law Week 
Francis Burt Law Education Programme
Year 6 students

DISCUSSION BETWEEN CCLSWA AND ETHICS DISABILITY ADVOCACY CENTRE  

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All sessions closed
(08) 6336 7020 or Email
Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA)
Community

FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION TO NEW AUSTRALIANS  

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All sessions closed
(08) 6336 7020 or Email
Joint effort between Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre

THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015  
(CANCELLED) PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE - SUITABLE FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS   

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9.45am - 11.45am
The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St Georges Tce, Perth
Are you prepared for the future? If you are injured or become unwell and cannot make decisions about your property and finances, or lifestyle and health care, who would make them for you? Come along to this information session to hear how to make an enduring power of attorney (EPA), an enduring power of guardianship (EPG), an advance health directive (AHD) and appoint substitute decision-makers. Light refreshments and copies of the relevant publications will be provided. 
Registration essential - call (08) 9278 7300 or email
Free
Office Public Advocate WA in partnership with the Law Society
Community

LEGAL & COMMUNITY INFORMATION REFERRAL STAND  
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11.00am to 1.00pm
Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Stirling Street, Bunbury
Staff members of Legal Aid, ALSWA & Bunbury CLC will be available to provide initial information and referrals for your legal and related enquiries. All areas of law welcome for indivduals. Individual legal advice will not be available but you will be able to receive referrals to services that can provide you with specific legal advice.
Not required
Free
Interagency organisation - Legal Aid WA Bunbury, ALSWA Bunbury & Bunbury Community Legal Centre
YOU'RE NOT IN COURT: THE CCC AND YOU  

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3.45pm - 5.30pm
Corruption and Crime Commission, 186 St Georges Tce, Perth
Join us to learn more about how the Commission works, what we do and about your role as a legal practitioner.
Registration essential - LawWeekEvents@ccc.wa.gov.au
Free
Corruption and Crime Commission
Legal profession

InQUIZition - PRESENTED BY MENTAL HEALTH LAW CENTRE  

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5.00pm - 7.00pm
The Governor, 339 Hay Street, Perth
Limited places (bookings may be individual or in groups, subject to availability)
Registration essential - trybooking.com/HIKB
Free
Mental Health Law Centre
Community

THE RULE OF LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: HOW FAR HAVE WE REALLY COME  

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6.00pm - 7.00pm
Supreme Court, Stirling Gardens, Barrack Street, Perth
"No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice."The Magna Carta turns 800 this year. Hear our panellists reflect on the realities of our justice system in 2015, and debate contemporary challenges it faces such as access to justice, representation of minorities, and the separation of powers.
Online
Free
Young Lawyers Committee
Legal profession

LAW WEEK DINNER FOR PRACTITIONERS AND PRACTICE MANAGERS  

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7.00pm
Due South Tavern, Albany
Practitioners and practice managers are invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
Pre-dinner drinks at 7.00pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm
Registration essential - (08) 9841 7833 or rhickson@scorp.com.au
Order from Menu
Aboriginal Legal Service and Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
Legal profession & staff

EDUCATION SESSION ON CONSUMER CREDIT LAW AND AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW  

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All sessions closed
(08) 6336 7020 or Email
Joint effort between Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) and Northern Suburbs CLC

 FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2015  
MORNING TEA  

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10.30am - 12.30pm
LeisureFit Melville
Older People's Rights Service will be making further presentation outlining the services it offers.
(08) 9440 1663
Free
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Community

"P.U.L.P - POP UP LEGAL PRACTICE" - FREE LEGAL ADVICE TO CREATIVE PERTH PEOPLE!  

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2.00pm - 4.00pm
Spacecubed, 45 St Georges Tce Perth
20 minute free legal advice sessions for artists, creatives and others in the creative industries (on copyright, contracts, start-ups and licensing), with arts, entertainment and creative industries lawyer Michael Tucak
Here
Free
Creative Legal
Community

AMAZING RACE - LAW EDITION (RACE FOR THE FINAL VERDICT)  

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Mid-morning to late afternoon
Start at Maitland Park and end at Edith Cowan Square
10 teams (4 members per team) will compete against each other for prizes. A sausage sizzle will be held with the prize awards.
www.grc.asn.au or call (08) 9938 0600
Geraldton Resources Centre in collaboration with DURACK community students (Year III and Diploma)
Community

MEET THE COMMISSIONER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME AND MEMBERS OF THE VICTIMS OF CRIME REFERENCE GROUP  

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10.00am - 11.30am
Holiday Inn, 778 - 788 Hay Street, Perth
Members of the public are invited to meet the Department of the Attorney General's
Commissioner for Victims of Crime and Members of the Victims of Crime
Reference Group. There will be a presentation on a recent State Government
victims of crime initiatives and an opportunity to discuss issues over morning tea.
Bookings are essential as seats are limited.
Fully booked
9264 1600.
Free
Commissioner for Victims of Crime
Community

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRATA  

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4.00pm - 5.00pm
Upper Function Room, Loftus Recreation Centre, cnr Loftus and Vincent St, Leederville
For anyone who lives in strata, owns strata or is thinking of buying strata. Hear from legal experts in the area who will explain the key concepts of the Strata Titles Act, and from Strata Managers who can put it into practical perspective.
Email
Free
Strata Community Australia (WA)

FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION TO A HIGH SCHOOL COHORT   

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All sessions closed
(08) 6336 7020 or Email
Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) Inc. and Gosnells Community Legal Centre
High school students

A COCKTAIL CELEBRATION TO OFFICIAL CLOSE LAW WEEK   

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5.30pm - 8.00pm
Bankwest Place, Level 1, 300 Murray Street, Perth
As Law week closes the Law Society invites you to a special cocktail evening to celebrate the legal profession. Join distinguished guests for an evening of music, conversation, and a relaxed atmosphere with colleagues. The cocktail evening will also take a moment to recognise nominees and recipients of the lawyers of the Year Awards and the Life Member Award. Download flyer
Register online
$55 members, $75 non-members (Business attire)
The Law Society of Western Australia (Hosted by Bankwest)
Profile Legal Recruitment
Legal Profession

For more information please email lawweek@lawsocietywa.asn.au or by phone (08) 9324 8600.