Law Week 2022, 16 to 20 May

The Society is once again offering a platform to come together, share stories and celebrate the good work of the profession. Through a series of events and initiatives, Law Week will highlight the important role of the profession in providing access to justice, inclusion and community service. This year’s programme will include some new opportunities from the Society and the legal profession, so look out for more details and consider doing your own event.

Law Society Events for Law Week 2022

Click here to view the Society events on offer for Law Week this year.

For more information, please call the Society’s Membership Team on (08) 9324 8692 or email membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au

 

Law Week 2022 Programme

Click here to view the 2022 dynamic Law Week programme
that will bring the legal profession and community together.

Review of Law Week 2021

Click here to read our Law Week 2021 wrap up article, which featured in the June edition of the Law Society’s Brief magazine.

Featured Law Week Events 16 to 20 May 2022

Please click onto each day tab indicated below to expand on the calendar of Law Week events.

Old Court House Law Museum Free Tours: Small Court House, Big History 
Time Monday, 16 May 2022 Wednesday, 18 May 2022 or; Thursday 19 May 2022
Venue Old Court House Law Museum, Supreme Court Gardens, Perth
Description Discover the early history of the Swan River Colony at the oldest building in Boorloo (Perth). Hear stories of trials and social events that occurred within the Old Court House then finish with a private viewing of an empty court room in today’s Supreme Court.
Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/old-court-house-law-museum-small-court-house-big-history-law-week-tours/
Cost Free
Organiser Old Court House Law Museum
For Legal Profession; Community and Schools

 

Law Week Free Legal Assistance Clinics, proudly offered by HHG Giving Back (the charitable arm of HHG Legal Group)
Time 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue Telephone conversation – 15 minute slots
Description To celebrate Law Week, HHG Giving Back, the charitable arm of HHG Legal Group, will be running a special series of Free Legal Assistance Phone Clinics. Short, sharp and free of charge, these appointments will be run by award-winning HHG lawyers across WA. This includes: Family & De Facto Law; Wills & Estate Planning; Commercial, Property & General Advice; Criminal & Traffic; Agribusiness; Education & Schools and Employment Law.
For information www.hhg.com.au/2022-law-week-clinics
Cost Free
Organiser HHG Legal Group
For Community

 

The Corruption and Crime Commission: powers, functions and role in the justice system – Presentation
Time Confirmed at time of booking;Monday, 16 May 2022 Wednesday, 18 May 2022 or; Thursday 19 May 2022
Where Interested schools or Universities
Description A 45 minute presentation on the Corruption and Crime Commission’s powers, functions and the role it plays in the justice system. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like the CCC to speak to your school in the weed commencing Monday 16 May 2022, please contact the CCC directly.
To book a presentation, please contact Gail Lowry/Cassandra Mastrantonio

Email: legal@ccc.wa.gov.au or Phone: 08 9215 4824

Cost Free
Organiser Corruption and Crime Commission
For Schools and Universities
Representation in protection and care proceedings – moving towards better outcomes – Free Online Event 
Time 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description This session will cover the context for protection and care representation, some recent legislative and practice changes and tips for achieving better outcomes.
Email to Register cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Legal Aid WA
For Legal Profession

 

New ways to access advice: Legal Aid WA’s Virtual Office Service – Free Online Event
Time 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description Did you know that Legal Aid WA has a network of sixteen virtual offices located in community agencies across regional WA and the outer Perth metro area? Find out more about the virtual office service, the types of matters they can assist with, and how to refer clients.
Email to Register cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Legal Aid WA
For Legal profession, Community

 

R U Legal? for parents and educators – Free Online Event 
Time 5.00pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description Presented by a criminal lawyer, this session is based on Legal Aid WA’s popular ‘R U Legal?’ school-based education program about young people and the law. Topics covered include the age of criminal responsibility, cyber bullying, sexting, image-based abuse, sex and consent, assault and drugs.
Email to Register cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Legal Aid WA
For Parents, Community service providers including educators

 

Law Week Opening Event – In Conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society of England and Wales | Free Online Forum
Time 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description This exclusive Law Society event gives you the opportunity to meet Stephanie Boyce, engage in the conversation with our West Australian panellists and get a global insight into pressing issues such as access to justice and technology, public legal education, diversity and social mobility and other subjects the conversation inspires.
Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/law-week-online-forum-in-conversation-with-i-stephanie-boyce-president-of-the-law-society-of-england-and-wales
Cost Free
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia
For Legal profession
Law Access Walk for Justice
Time 7:30am start, event concludes between 8:30 and 9:00am
Venue Meet at The Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay for a 4.4km walk along the CBD foreshore OR Walk 4.4 km in your backyard, home or around your neighbourhood on your own or with a team. Please keep us in the loop by posting your fundraising efforts and selfies to social media by tagging #W4J22
How to get involved 1. Registration:

You can register on your own or as a team. In the registration, you will be asked to select if you are walking “virtually”.

2. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support access to justice in WA by sponsoring you.
You will be provided with your own fundraising profile when you register so you can share it far and wide.

3. Enjoy the walk!

Register your team online: www.mycause.com.au/events/lawaccesswalkforjustice2022

For Legal Profession and Community
Cost Free

 

Property Settlement Q & A – Free Event
Time 10.00am
Venue Gosnells Community Legal Centre, 2232C Albany Highway, Gosnells
Description In this Q&A we will bust the myths around property settlement and explain how assets and debts are actually divided when a relationship ends.
Email to Register tara@gosclc.com.au
Cost Free
Organiser Gosnells Community Legal Centre
For Community

 

Legal Aid WA: How We help – Free Online Event 
Time 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description This session is for community and legal assistance workers, educators and other professionals who want to learn more about the services, programs and resources available from Legal Aid WA.
Email to Register cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Legal Aid WA
For Legal Profession, Community

 

6th Annual Subiaco Justice Centre Law Week Quiz Night
Time 5:30pm for a 7.00pm start
Venue Subiaco Football Club, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville
Description
As part of this year’s Law Week, the Subiaco Justice Centre is hosting its 6th Annual Quiz Night to raise funds for the centre which provides legal advice to disadvantaged persons and seeks to improve access to justice in new and innovative ways.
The quiz will cover general knowledge on a broad range of topics, with one special “legal entertainment” round (think: the law in pop culture, legal films / tv shows, quirky laws and remarkable decisions from around the world). Food and drinks are available to purchase on the night.
Its always a fun night without any formalities, a chance to socialise within the profession, and an opportunity to raise funds for a good cause. Book early as tickets sell out quickly. We hope to see you there!
Register www.eventbrite.com.au/e/law-week-quiz-night-tickets-313160791357
Cost $300 for table of 10
Organiser Subiaco Justice Centre
For Legal profession, Community
Family Law – Free Walk-In Clinic
Time 9.00am – 12.00pm
Venue Gosnells Community Legal Centre, 2232C Albany Highway, Gosnells
Description
Free 20 minute family law legal advice appointments. Our lawyers can provide advice about applying for divorce, dividing assets after a relationship ends or making arrangements for children after separation.
Register No registration required
Cost Free
Organiser Gosnells Community Legal Centre
For Community

 

Law in the Malls – Free legal advice
Time 9.30am – 3.00pm
Venue Fremantle Community Legal Centre, Level 1, Suite 31 Fremantle Malls, 35 William Street
Description Our lawyers along with lawyers within the community will be offering free 20 minute appointments. Areas of law include Family, Wills and Estates, Tenancy, Debts, Traffic, Consumer Law, Minor Criminal, Centrelink, Employment and Minor Civil Matters.
Contact to Register (08) 9432 9790 or fclc@fremantle.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Fremantle Community Legal Centre
For Community, Schools

 

Child Support – Free Walk-In Clinic
Time 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue Gosnells Community Legal Centre, 2232C Albany Highway, Gosnells
Description
Free legal advice about child support matters including proving or disproving paternity, applying for a change of assessment or recovering child support debt.
Register Registration not required
Cost Free
Organiser Gosnells Community Legal Centre
For Community

 

Free Law Week Lunch and Learn Presentation – Mindfulness for Managing Triggers
Time 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Description Join us for a free lunchtime session for Law Week and learn how you can use mindfulness to manage triggers and improve your well being and performance.

What to expect –

  • Information and practical experience and group discussion
  • Opportunity to learn something new or build on existing skills
  • Share with other like-minded lawyers and be inspired

Registration and light lunch served from 12.45pm.

Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/free-law-week-lunch-and-learn-presentation-mindfulness-for-managing-triggers/
Cost Free
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia
For Legal Profession

 

Law Hub: Legal Aid WA’s resources for lawyers – Free Online Event
Time 3.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description
Legal Aid WA recently launched ‘Law Hub’, their revamped resources for lawyers website. This range of specialist practitioner resources is available exclusively to legal assistance workers at CLCs, and now also private practitioners on Legal Aid WA’s panels. This session will provide information about what’s new, the types of resources available and how to access them.
Email to Register cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Cost Free
Organiser Legal Aid WA
For Legal Profession, Community

 

Criminalising coercive control – the current debate in family violence
Time 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue Woodside Learning Studio 3, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Description
High profile legal practitioners John Hammond and Linda Black debate the issue of whether coercive control in family violence should be criminalised. Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk will introduce the debate.
Register Online https://justice.wa.gov.au/coercive-control-WA-public-debate

Places are limited.

For general details about the event, please call 9264 9877 or email coercivecontrol@justice.wa.gov.au

Cost Free
Organiser Department of Justice
For Legal Profession, Community

 

Law Week Book Club Forum – The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar
Time 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue The Old Court House Law Museum, Stirling Gardens, Perth
Description Join us for a special Law Week Book Club Forum event facilitated by Karess Dias, Solicitor on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

Spend an evening with our panellists David Cain, Executive Director Strategy and Growth, Communicare; Rebecca Bunney, Head of Practice – Family Law, Cullen Macleod Lawyers; Dr Jennie Gray, CEO, Women’s Legal Service WA; Shadia Rahman, Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor’s Office; and Thomas Camp, Senior Associate, Butcher Paull & Calder to discuss and explore the themes of this must-read memoir by Amani Haydar. Read the book, join in the discussion, ask a question or simply immerse yourself in the conversation.

This special event is free to attend and will include the chance to network with colleagues and fellow book enthusiasts over light food and refreshments.

Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/law-week-book-club-forum-the-mother-wound-by-amani-haydar/
Cost Free
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia
For Legal Profession, Community
Strata Community Association WA’s Law Week event
Time • Session 1 Morning 9.00am to 12.00pm, lunch to follow
• Session 2 Afternoon 12.45pm to 3.30pm, sundowner to follow
Venue The University Club of WA, Hackett Drive, Crawley
Description With a focus on work safety in a strata Community the SCA(WA) law week event 2022 will explore the new WHS modernisation laws and how this legislation affects strata communities including the duty of care responsibilities of a strata manager/strata company. The session will also cover how fairness and inclusion is maintained though ensuring levies are recovered using a fair and inclusive approach. Recent SAT decisions will be explored to show practical examples of how justice is determined and applied. And lastly the session will cover laws regulating what makes a strata management agreement valid and how they should be worded to equally protect the rights and obligations of the strata company and strata manager.
Register  Strata Community Association WA’s Law Week event
Organiser Strata Community Association WA
For Legal Profession and Community
Cost • Session 1 $70.00 Morning tea and lunch

• Session 2 Afternoon Post-event sundowner $80.00

• Full Day price $140.00

 

Elder Abuse: Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions (NSCLC 2022) – Free Online Event
Time 10.00am – 11.00am
Venue Delivered live online
Description Webinar Topic: Our Senior Solicitor, advocates and peer volunteers will cover the most common reasons older people are accessing our services when facing elder abuse. We will cover what you can do if you know someone who may be experiencing abuse, preventative measures such as Enduring Power of Attorney and family agreements. In addition, our peer educators will be on hand to discuss how their volunteering is helping to raise community awareness.
Register www.events.humanitix.com/elder-abuse-top-5-most-frequently-asked-questions
Cost Free
Organiser Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre Inc
For Legal profession, Community

 

Wage Theft – Free Online Event
Time 11.00am – 12.00pm
Venue Delivered live online
Description Wage theft (failing to pay an employee’s entitlements or pay) can happen to anyone. In this session you will learn what wage theft is and what can be done where an employer does not pay or underpays an employee.
Email to Register administration@circlegreen.org.au
Cost Free
Organiser Circle Green Community Legal
For Legal profession, Community

 

Law Week Art Competition – Showcasing Artwork with the theme ‘Law and the Pandemic’ – Awards Ceremony
Time 3.30pm
Venue TBC, Geraldton
Description An awards ceremony and exhibition at 3:30pm in Geraldton on Thursday 19 May 2022 to acknowledge the winning entries on the Regional Alliance West Art Competition.
Register Call Regional Alliance West (08) 9938 0600
Cost Free
Organiser Regional Alliance West
For Community

 

Family Law FAQs – Free Seminar
Time 5.30pm
Venue O’Sullivan Davies Family Lawyers
Level 27, 197 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
Description Nicola Jansen (O’Sullivan Davies) and Ana Christou (Mills Oakley), on behalf of the Family Law Practitioner’s Association will answer common family law questions such as: Who gets what? What arrangements are best for the kids? What is the Court process? What are some options for settling out of Court?
Register https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/law-week-2022-family-law-faqs-tickets-321179615877
Cost Free
Organiser Family Law Practitioner’s Association
For Community

 

Inclusion and Personal Perspectives: the lived experiences of people with disabilities in the legal profession – The Law Week Panel hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee 
Time 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 6 Brookfield Place, Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Description
The purpose of this year’s Panel Discussion is to create a space for the voices and perspectives of people with a disability, including lawyers with a disability, in order to promote the inclusion in the legal profession. The panellists will discuss topics including: how law firms and the broader legal profession can promote inclusion of people with a disability, ways disability can impact access to justice, and the leadership and positive contributions of people with a disability in this space.
Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/inclusion-for-people-with-a-disability-the-law-week-panel-hosted-by-the-young-lawyers-committee
Cost Free
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia’s Young Lawyers Committee
For Open to all of the legal profession including Society members, non-members, law students, local community groups, and those with an interest in access and inclusion in our community.
CPD Day for Country Practitioners
Time 8.00am to 4.30pm
Venue The Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth –  Also available online via webinar
Description The Law Society of Western Australia is pleased to once again host our annual CPD Day for Country Lawyers during Law Week.

This CPD Day is offered FREE to Law Society Country Members* with CPD Freedom and is heavily discounted for Country Members* and Non-members.

Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/save-the-date-cpd-day-for-country-practitioners2022/
Cost Law Society Country Member or CPD Freedom:  $0
Law Society Members: $635
Country Non-members: $715
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia
For Country Legal Practitioners, Legal Profession

 

Law Week – Long Table Lunch Live
Time 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Venue The Westin Perth, Ballroom Level 2, 480 Hay Street, Perth
Description With our collaboration partners, the Law Society invites you to join us for a very special Long Table Lunch Live. This event centred on great food and live discussions is co-curated with our collaboration partners, where you will experience diverse insights and opinions, merged Q&A style to create a vibrant, interactive and social atmosphere. Come to lunch and help us sign off Law Week 2022 on a high.
Register www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/event/law-week-long-table-lunch-live/
Cost Law Society members – $45.00 Non-members – $65.00
Organiser The Law Society of Western Australia
Collaboration Partners Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, Asian Australian Lawyers Association, Law Access Limited, Society of African Australian Lawyers Inc. (SAALI), WA Society of Jewish Jurists and Lawyers and Pride in Law.
For Legal Profession

 

Trauma Informed Lawyering – In Person or Online
Time 2.00pm
Venue WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Description Ruah Legal Services panel discussion: “Trauma Informed Lawyering”. Panel: Katia Nadalin (Family Violence Conciliation Registrar, Magistrates Court WA) and Sophie Taylor (Family and Domestic Violence Lawyer, Ruah Legal)

CPD – 1 point, Competency Area 2- Professional Skills.

This seminar is one of three seminars presented by Ruah Legal Services at this year’s Law Week event.

Following the in-person presentations, at 5:20pm, participants are invited to stay back at the WA Museum Boola Bardip for a sundowner networking opportunity and chance to meet the presenters.

Register In person – www.lawweekcpdevent.eventbrite.com.au

Livestream – www.lawweekcpdeventlivestream.eventbrite.com.au

Cost Free
Organiser Mental Health Law Centre and Ruah Legal Services
For Legal Profession

 

Attachment Theory in Child Protection Proceedings – In Person or Online
Time 3.10pm
Venue WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Description Ruah Legal Services presents Dr Celine Harrison on “Attachment Theory” in child protection proceedings, including an “Interim overview of RLS Care and Protection service model”. This program is the first of its kind in WA – combining a lawyer and a case worker to intensively support clients through Care and Protection proceedings.

CPD – 1 point, Competency Area 2- Professional Skills.

This seminar is one of three seminars presented by Ruah Legal Services at this year’s Law Week event.

Following the in-person presentations, at 5:20pm, participants are invited to stay back at the WA Museum Boola Bardip for a sundowner networking opportunity and chance to meet the presenters.

Register In person – www.lawweekcpdevent.eventbrite.com.au

Livestream – www.lawweekcpdeventlivestream.eventbrite.com.au

Cost Free
Organiser Mental Health Law Centre and Ruah Legal Services
For Legal Profession

 

The Insanity Defence – pitfalls, tips and tricks for Trial – In Person or Online
Time 4.20pm
Venue WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Description Ruah Legal Services & the Mental Health Law Centre presents Her Honour Mara Barone DCJ, Sam Van Dongen SC and Dr Mark Hall (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist) discussing the Insanity Defence, tips, tricks and pitfalls in its execution.

CPD – 1 point, Competency Area 2- Professional Skills

This seminar is one of three seminars presented by Ruah Legal Services at this year’s Law Week event.

Following the in-person presentations, at 5:20pm, participants are invited to stay back at the WA Museum Boola Bardip for a sundowner networking opportunity and chance to meet the presenters.

Register In person – www.lawweekcpdevent.eventbrite.com.au

Livestream – www.lawweekcpdeventlivestream.eventbrite.com.au

Cost Free
Organiser Mental Health Law Centre and Ruah Legal Services
For Legal Profession

With thanks to our Law Week sponsor:

PPT