Law Week 2017 is being held from May 15-21. A range of events and activities will take place across Queensland. If you want to get involved, check out our events calendar to see what’s happening.
If you’re hosting or planning an event, upload the event details to our online events calendar.
19th Apr 2017 10:30am | Pomona
Magistrates Court, 26 Red St
We are delighted to invite you to our open day! Come and visit the heritage listed Pomona Magistrates Court. The Courthouse is open to all school and community groups. There will be brochures from different stakeholders in the foyer and tours can be arranged by appointment. Dates for the event include Tuesday 16 May 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and Wednesday 17 May 2 pm - 4 pm. Built in 1934 for 524 pounds, Pomona is the smallest Magistrates Court in Queensland. The Court is quaint to visit with original time building features. Hear a little about Courts, community and shire history. Pomona Court is featured on the towns Historic Walk and maps can be obtained from our local museum. For more information, or to register your attendance, please contact the Pomona Courthouse by telephone 07 5485 1385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20th Apr 2017 7:00pm | Mackay
12 Brisbane Street
The Mackay Courthouse will have brochures, fact sheets and other information from various stakeholders on display tables in the foyer. Come and check out the Courthouse during Law Week!
11th May 2017 10:30am | Stanthorpe QLD 4380
51 Marsh Street
Stanthorpe District and Magistrates Court are open to all school and community groups. There will be displays set up in our foyer with brochures from different stakeholders.For more information, or to register your attendance, please contact the Stanthorpe Courthouse by telephone 07 4681 1025 or email email@example.com.
15th May 2017 8:30am - 19th May 2017 8:30am | PITTSWORTH QLD 4356
77 Yandilla Street
The Courthouse in Pittsworth is open through Law Week - Monday 15 - Friday 19 May 2017, 8.30 am - 4 pm. The courthouse will have a Law Week display in the foyer of the Court Registry. Feel free to come check it out! If you have any questions, please contact the courthouse by telephone 07 4693 1168.
15th May 2017 9:00am - 19th May 2017 4:30pm | Warwick
88 Fitzroy Street
The Warwick Courthouse will be hosting a Law Week themed foyer display, along with offering court tours by appointment from Monday 15 – Friday 19 April. 9am – 4pm. For more information, or to register your attendance, please contact the Warwick Court House by telephone 07 4667 5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th May 2017 7:00am-8:30am | Southport QLD 4215
Cnr of Hinze and Davenport Street
On 16 May 2017, Southport Court staff will be participating alongside other Queenslanders to raise funds for Law Right (formerly known as the Queensland Public Interest Clearing House) and celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to the legal system. The Southport walk will start and finish at the Southport Magistrate Court and follow a 4 km route through the Broadwater Parklands. For more information and to register visit http://www.qldlegalwalk.org.au/Queensland Legal Walk Southport: Find out more
16th May 2017 7:00am-8:30am | Brisbane City
415 George Street
On 16 May 2017, communities across Queensland will walk together to raise funds for LawRight (formerly known as QPILCH) and celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to the legal system.The walk will commence simultaneously at 7am in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast. The Brisbane walk will start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law and follow a 5km route along both sides of the Brisbane River. Walkers will receive a complimentary breakfast with the event concluding around 8.30 am. For more information and to register visit www.qldlegalwalk.org.auQueensland Legal Walk Brisbane: Find out more
17th May 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm | Brisbane City
QEII Courts of Law or via live web stream
Interested to know more about sentencing advisory councils and what role they play in the criminal justice system? Professor Arie Freiberg will be sharing his insights when he speaks about the role of sentencing advisory councils. The chair of the Victorian and Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Councils, Professor Freiberg is considered an authority on sentencing issues in Australia. He has undertaken extensive research on sentencing theory, policy and practice, and served as a consultant to the Federal, Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian governments on sentencing matters. Registrations are available for in-person attendance or via live web streaming. Lawyers who attend this presentation, or any of the other events in the Sentencing Seminar Series, for either immediate or long-term educational purposes may be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units. Seats are limited. Visit www.sentencingcouncil.qld.gov.au to register!Sentencing Seminar Series 2017 - The role of sentencing advisory councils: Find out more
17th May 2017 12:00pm-4:15pm | BRISBANE
179 Ann Street
We are delighted to invite you to a complimentary half day professional development event at Law Society House. Hear from our current award winning lawyers on a range of important legal and business issues where you will take away practical tips and strategies that will support your professional development as well as develop your practice. You will have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions, connect with the legal profession and collect 3 CPD points. Queensland Law Society Open Day will conclude with the presentation of the Equity and Diversity Awards. Registration for each session is essential as places are limited!Queensland Law Society Open Day 2017: Award Winning Law: Find out more
25th May 2017 5:15pm-6:30pm | Brisbane
Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Level 3, 415 George Street
Selden Society Australian Chapter cordially invites you to lecture one - Justice of the US Supreme Court - Chief Justice John Marshall, presented by the Honourable Justice John Bond on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 5.30 pm, Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane. Please join us for refreshments after the lecture in the Portrait Gallery. For more information, email email@example.com or phone 07 3006 5130.Selden Society lecture one - Justice of US Supreme Court - Chief Justice John Marshall and the establishment of judicial review: Find out more
Law Week 2016 saw many events taking place across Queensland, including the biggest Brisbane QPILCH Legal Walk, with more than 1100 walkers and more than $80,000 raised state wide. Watch our video with highlights from the Brisbane event.