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Let’s Celebrate Law Week – Achieving justice

Law Society Northern Territory (Society) is delighted that the Northern Territory Courts and other organisations are participating in Law Week 2018.

There are a number of community focussed events being held to mark Law Week which is celebrated nationally from Sunday 13 May to Sunday 21 May. Law Week is an opportunity to engage with members of the public to share information about our legal system and work toward a broader understanding of how the law works.

Along with the Society’s Law Week Luncheon in Darwin and Law Week Dinner in Alice Springs, events this year include:

Monday 14 May

· NT Young Lawyers Great Debate – Junior v Senior Lawyers.

Great Debate events will be held in Darwin and Alice Springs. Legal young guns challenge experienced members to a humorous yet hard-fought battle of linguistic wits on a nonsensical topic.

Contact Sarah Dowd, NTYL President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8946 2901

Tuesday 15 May

· Barristers’ Chambers Open Day

An Open Day at William Forster Chambers in Darwin with information sessions about the Bar, Advocacy and Careers as a Barrister.

Contact Matthew Littlejohn, Barrister, William Forster Chambers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8982 4700

Wednesday 16 May

· A resilient Darwin? Hosted by Charles Darwin University

This discussion will focus on factors that make Darwin unique and how those can contribute to (or detract from) the city’s resilience. Presentations will cover different themes; from disaster preparedness, Indigenous cultural survival, legal infrastructural / planning challenges, climate change and city ‘revitalisation’ projects

Contact: Ros Vickers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8946 6833

Friday 18 May

· Careers in Law Forum

This event includes addresses from Chief Justice Michael Grant and Prosecutor Matthew Nathan. School students and members of the general public are encouraged to attend

Contact Xavier La Canna, Public Relations Officers, Courts & Tribunals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8999 1831

· Katherine Local Court Open Day and Mock Court

Includes a Court Open House with tours to the mural paintings in the Court cells, Public Mock Court Hearing, Tug of Law, Stallholders, BBQ and Photographic retrospective of NT Courts.

Contact Xavier La Canna, Public Relations Officers, Courts & Tribunals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8999 1831

· Secondary Students Mock Trial (Alice Springs)

A mock trial at the Supreme Court open to school students and members of the general public to attend.

Contact: Stephen Karpeles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8951 5377

Saturday 19 May

· Darwin Local Court Open Day

Includes stallholders, a BBQ, photographic retrospective of NT Court and Courthouse & cell tours.

Contact Xavier La Canna, Public Relations Officers, Courts & Tribunals Tribunals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8999 1831

· Public Sentencing Forum, Darwin Local Court

Curious about what a judge has to consider when they sentence someone? This forum will give insight into this with local experts and professionals demonstrating the sentencing process, putting the audience in the position of determining a sentencing. Participants: Chief Judge Dr Lowndes, Deputy Chief Judge Morris, David Woodroffe, Tass Liveris, Jane Bochmann, and Dr Russell Marks.

Contact Xavier La Canna, Public Relations Officers, Courts & Tribunals This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 8999 1831

· Society’s Inaugural Law Week trivia night

A family oriented event to test legal and general knowledge.

Sunday 20 May

· Marsh Law Week Cricket match

The Society’s President’s team faces off against the Chief Justice team for a family friendly afternoon of cricket, with a year’s worth of bragging rights to the victors.

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Contact person:

For Law Week generally or the Society’s Law Week events:

Ms Maria Savvas
President

Otherwise please contact the person nominated above for each event.

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