Help celebrate our laws

Know your rights: National Law Week is the perfect opportunity to find out more about your legal rights and obligations. Photo: Shutterstock.
Know your rights: National Law Week is the perfect opportunity to find out more about your legal rights and obligations. Photo: Shutterstock.

While COVID-19 continues to play havoc with events throughout our lives, people and organisations are continuing to find ways to still hold celebrations across the country. From individual things like birthdays and anniversaries to local or national days, the use of technology in particular is helping people host events and connect in a range of ways.

One event that is still being held, despite the setbacks, is National Law Week. Held from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 24, National Law Week is about ensuring the community are provided with a range of information about their legal rights and services available, while also providing the opportunity to have an open dialogue with those in the legal profession. The overall aim is to create fairer, more just and better informed communities.

Celebrate: This year National Law Week is heading online to celebrate and provide information for local communities. Photo: Shutterstock.

Celebrate: This year National Law Week is heading online to celebrate and provide information for local communities. Photo: Shutterstock.

National Law Week serves the dual purpose not only of connecting and informing everyday Australians about legal processes, their rights and the range of legal services available, but it also allows those in the legal profession to make valuable connections, educate the wider public and themselves, and to promote local initiatives that people can be involved in.

By informing the community of the law services available through interesting and enjoyable events, the hope is to create a more fair and just society.

Law Society of New South Wales

A big focus during this years events will be the outbreak of COVID-19 and legal obligations and rights surrounding a variety of issues including lock down laws, self isolation, workers rights and payments, and recognising and avoiding scams.

Each individual state, along with local legal firms, will be hosting a range of online information sessions, webinars and activities for you to be involved in. To find out more information about what is happening in your area visit your states official Law Society or Foundation website.

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