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 2018 is Law and Justice in Your Community.
Locally, Law Week seeks to raise donations for a Canberra charity. In 2018, ACT Law Week will be supporting the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS). ADACAS is an independent, not-for-profit, advocacy organisation helping people with disabilities, older people and their carers. Their mission is ‘to assert, promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities, people who are older and their carers’. ADACAS has been providing free independent advocacy and information in the ACT for more than 25 years.
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.