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Legal Laneway Breakfast

Each February the Victoria Law Foundation celebrates the beginning of the legal year with a legal sector breakfast in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane.

The breakfast included the following speakers:

  • Craig Foster AM, Former Socceroo, broadcaster, Adjunct Professor Sport & Social Responsibility and human rights activist
  • Jaclyn Symes MP, Attorney-General of Victoria
  • Fiona McLeay, Victorian Legal Services Board CEO and Commissioner
  • Lynne Haultain, Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
  • The Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD, Chair, Victoria Law Foundation

Watch the recording of the event

SRV's Manager and Principal Lawyer, Rebecca Edward shares some words from Justice Marilyn Warren from a few years ago, which highlight why the law is so important.

The citizen and government function and thrive in the relative certainty that the law will protect and enforce their rights and obligations… The citizens and government take comfort in that the law will blanket and protect them as individuals and institutions, in all they cherish and represent.  The law enables the citizen and government to do what must be done in society…. To participate within and benefit from the law is a privilege which must be celebrated on this day.  The certainty, comfort and harmony provided by the law means we are not threatened by military coups, rebellions, riots, the imprisonment of dissidents, seizure of property, censorship, religious, racial or gender discrimination, persecution or social harm…

SRV wishes you a happy legal year!

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