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 QLD 4568
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.
8th May 2017 - 12th May 2017 | Goondiwindi QLD 4390
21 Herbert Street
The Goondiwindi Courthouse will have a Law Week display in the foyer outside the Registry. The Magistrates Court will be sitting on 9 and 10 of May for anyone wishing to sit in and see how the Court works. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the Goondiwindi Courthouse by telephoning 07 4671 8100.
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-12:00pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Court 5, Mackay Courthouse
Legal Studies students from St Patrick's College will become the jurors in a moot court at the Mackay Courthouse. PLEASE KNOW - This event is closed to the public.
15th May 2017 9:00am | Hervey Bay QLD 4655
26 Queens Road
The Hervey Bay Courthouse will have a foyer display during Law Week. The display will provide the public with a wide range of information on court and justice services including brochures and fact sheets.
15th May 2017 9:00am-12:00pm | Mackay QLD 4740
St Patrick's College and Sarina State High School Legal Studies students will attend the Mackay Courthouse to be the jurors in a mock trial. PLEASE KNOW - this event is not open to the public.
15th May 2017 9:00am | Warwick QLD 4370
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.
15th May 2017 9:00am | Mackay QLD 4740
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!
15th May 2017 1:15pm-2:15pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Court 4, Mackay Courthouse
Trainee Solicitors battle it out in Heat 1 of the Annual Mackay District Law Association Moot Court Competition with the winner to go through to the final on Thursday 18 May 2017. You do not have to register to attend as a spectator. There is limited seating available so ensure you arrive early to secure your seat.
15th May 2017 3:00pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Jury Assembly Room, Mackay Courthouse
This information session will include information about Court Procedures and the Mediation Process in regards to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Tenancy applications. Presented by Colette Smart, Deputy Registrar, Mackay Courthouse, with guest speakers, Greg Smart, Solicitor from Wallace and Wallace Solicitors and Kate Ayton-Gray from the Dispute Resolution Centre in Mackay.
15th May 2017 5:00pm | Everywhere
Special radio program by Andrew Bird broadcast to listeners in London, with online listening option for Australians and playback available for 1 month https://beta.uploadradio.com/shows/the-aussie-hour - The Law Week Special will be episode 2 of the program.The Aussie Hour: Law Week Special: Find out more
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 QLD 4000
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
16th May 2017 9:00am-12:00pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Mirani State High School Legal Studies students will be the jurors for a mock trial. PLEASE KNOW -this event is not open to the public.
16th May 2017 1:15pm-2:15pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Court 4, Mackay Courthouse
Trainee Solicitors battle it out in Heat 2 of the Annual Mackay District Law Association Moot Court Competition with the winner to go through to the final on Thursday 18 May 2017. You do not have to register to attend as a spectator. There is limited seating available so ensure you arrive early to secure your seat.
17th May 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm | Brisbane QLD 4000
QEII Courts of Law or via live web stream
Are sentencing councils bureaucrats or do they have real influence? The reality of modern politics is that sentencing policy is not always based on evidence: public opinion often demands change in sentencing policies that may be expensive, ineffective or counter-productive. Sentencing is an emotive issue. Sentencing advisory councils were established to provide governments with independent policy advice, publish information about sentencing practices, assist with sentencing guidelines and mediate between the political process, the judiciary and the public. In our second Sentencing Seminar Series event, Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg will explore the role and influence of Australian sentencing advisory councils in bridging the gap between the community, the courts and governments. Seats are limited. Visit www.sentencingcouncil.qld.gov.au to register.Sentencing Seminar Series 2017 – Shaping the sentencing agenda: The role of sentencing advisory councils in policy debate and development: Find out more
17th May 2017 12:00pm-4:15pm | Brisbane QLD 4000
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
17th May 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm | Brisbane QLD 4000
Banco Court, QEII Courts of Law (415 George Street)
A free information seminar with Southport Domestic Violence Court Magistrate Colin Strofield, Director of DFV Court Reform, Natalie Parker and Queensland Law Society President, Christine Smyth. Register your attendance now.Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Reform (Free information session): Find out more
18th May 2017 1:15pm-2:15pm | Mackay QLD 4740
Court 4, Mackay Courthouse
Trainee Solicitors battle it out in the final of the Annual Mackay District Law Association Moot Court Competition. You do not have to register to attend as a spectator. There is limited seating available so ensure you arrive early to secure your seat.
19th May 2017 9:00am | Mackay QLD 4740
Foyer, Mackay Courthouse
An interactive demonstration of Dispute resolution services - Watch a mock neighbourhood dispute resolved through mediation.
25th May 2017 5:15pm-6:30pm | Brisbane QLD 4000
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.