Queensland Law Society

Queensland Law Society to help kick off Law Week by stepping out for access to justice

Date 13 Apr 2011
Contact Natalie Graeff, Manager Corporate Communication
Phone (07) 3842 5868
Mobile 0488 433 884
Fax 07 3221 9329
Email n.graeff@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society will help kick off National Law Week (16-21 May) by stepping out at the QPILCH Walk for Justice to promote access to justice issues.

Law Week is the major community event in the national law calendar that builds connections between the legal profession, associated organisations and the community.

At 7am, Monday 16 May, hundreds of Brisbane solicitors will take part in the Walk for Justice that coincides with National Pro Bono Day.

The event is now in its fourth year, with walks scheduled to take place Australia-wide in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Queensland Law Society is a proud supporter of the QPILCH Walk for Justice, which aims to promote the issue of access to justice services for disadvantaged members of our community.

Law Week’s 2011 national theme, ‘Law and Justice in your community’, aims to build awareness and promotion of the law, legal system and the legal profession in Queensland and highlight the important role solicitors play in the community.

Queensland Law Society will also be hosting a number of other activities for the community during Law Week and values the opportunity to connect with the community, promote legal issues and offer consumer support.

Other activities on offer include Criminal History Tours (16-18 May) and Community Information sessions on Wills & Estates, Property and Family Law at the Brisbane Magistrates Court Open Day on Saturday 21 May.

In Queensland, Law Week is coordinated by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Major events will also be hosted in a number of regional centres around Queensland such as Ipswich, Gympie, Townsville and Cairns.

Legal professionals, students and their families are encouraged to register for the Walk for Justice at www.qpilch.org.au. Entry cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students and children.

For more information on Queensland Law Society Law Week 2011 activities, please contact Natalie Graeff, Manager Corporate Communication on (07) 3842 5868, 0488 433 884 or via email, n.graeff@qls.com.au.