It has been 80 years since the ACT Law Society rode into Canberra on horseback and tamed this anarchic and criminal city*, and now we get to celebrate with ACT Law Week!
The ACT Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, will officially launch ACT Law Week at a special lunch which will feature the ACT Golden Gavel speaking competition. The lunch will be held at 12.30pm Monday 13 May 2013, at Teatro Vivaldi in the ANU Arts Centre.
This year Law Week in Canberra celebrates Eighty Years of Law and Justice in Canberra’s Centenary year, reflecting the fact that 2013 is the 80th anniversary of the ACT Law Society.
ACT Law Week is part of an annual national event held in May across Australia. Law Week aims to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society, with events developed to include people from diverse backgrounds, organisations and perspectives.
In Canberra, Law Week is organised by the ACT Law Society and is sponsored by LawCover. Each year, the events held during Law Week seek to raise funds for a local Canberra charity. This year, and for the following two years, Law Week is supporting the ACT Law Society Foundation, which is an enduring fund that will assist local charities and other worthy causes.
There are a bunch of events on which you can check out on the website.
*May not of actually happened like that.