Courts and tribunals in Melbourne will open their doors and welcome the public in with a series of events, tours, exhibitions and mock trials on Courts Open Day. All events are free and designed to give members of the public, including students, an insight into the workings of the justice system.
The Supreme Court will be open on Saturday 19 May from 10am to 3pm, with opportunities for the public to get involved in a range of free talks and exhibitions.
Explore the elaborate Banco courtroom, the grand Supreme Court library and the beautifully restored courtroom 4 where many criminal trials take place today.
Join us on Courts Open Day:
How find you? A juror’s experience : Learn all about jury service with Victoria's Juries Commissioner.
'You be the judge' : In this interactive session presented by the Sentencing Advisory Council, take on the role of the judge, and sentence a real-life case of culpable driving.
Trial by (social) media – jury duty in the digital age : Will the iPhone be the death of the jury system as we know it? Join the Juries Commissioner, as he leads a discussion on jury duty in the digital age.
Old High Court exhibition : View the old High Court exhibition in the library, commemorating 90-years since the building’s first sitting before a full Bench in 1928.
Law Week is an annual event organised by the Victoria Law Foundation. To see the full Courts Open Day program visit lawweek.net.au .