Applications for our 2022/23 Community Legal Grants are now openThu 1 Dec 2022
Up to $20,000 for community projects improving civil legal understanding or access to justice.
Health Justice Partnerships: Understanding their design, implementation and valueThu 17 Nov 2022
Integrating health and legal services is a pretty good idea.
Legal need surveys - what they are and why they're important | The PULSMon 14 Nov 2022
In the second of our video series about the PULS, we break down Legal needs surveys to give a little background on the purpose and value of the project.
2022/23 Knowledge Grants awardedThu 27 Oct 2022
We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Knowledge Grants.
Watch the 2022 Law and You ForumWed 12 Oct 2022
Watch the track to Treaty in Victoria - structures, process and progress.
Law and You Forum to explore the track to Treaty in VictoriaMon 26 Sep 2022
Join us online for the track to Treaty in Victoria - structures, process and progress.
Rethinking the experience of law from the bottom up | The PULSThu 15 Sep 2022
In this, the first of a new video series, we’ll be breaking down parts of the PULS to give a little background on the purpose and value of the project.
Watch now: Self-represented litigants: challenges and solutions for a wicked problemThu 1 Sep 2022
Thanks to all who attended this Research Network webinar, which explored self-represented litigants.
Watch now: Patience, persistence and changeFri 12 Aug 2022
If you missed our conversation with Chief Justice Anne Ferguson or would like to revisit the content, a full recording of the chat is now available.
Annotated PULS questionnaire releasedTue 9 Aug 2022
We are pleased to announce the release of the PULS annotated questionnaire which underpins the PULS Survey.
Reforming the law - Parliament and the courtsFri 15 Jul 2022
VLF and Parliament of Victoria invite you to a free panel discussion focusing on the process of law reform from both the perspective of parliament and the courts.
2022/23 grants to fund projects that support a better justice systemFri 1 Jul 2022
From 1 July the Victoria Law Foundation 2022/23 grant program will be available.
Findings from the Justice for All reportTue 24 May 2022
We're pleased to share the recording of our recent Research Network event discussing the landmark Justice for All report, watch now!
Victorian Law Week has wrapped up for another year!Tue 24 May 2022
We are proud to wrap up an amazing program of over 190 events across a range of topics that made learning about the law easy.
Grant writing tipsThu 17 Feb 2022
Looking to apply for a grant but not sure where to begin? How can you ensure your application has the best chance for success?
All invited to International Access to Justice Forum 2022Thu 10 Feb 2022
Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to an exciting year of research and taking you with us on the ride! First up, our International Access to Justice Online Forum 2022 is taking place at the end of March.
Our Legal Laneway Breakfast returns online to open the 2022 legal yearWed 2 Feb 2022
Members of the legal sector from across Victoria joined us online to celebrate the new legal year at our 19th Legal Laneway Breakfast
Our latest report explores administrative data in Victorian courts and tribunalsWed 1 Dec 2021
We are very pleased to announce the release of our report: Smarter Data: The use and utility of administrative data in Victorian courts and tribunals.
PULS out of lockdown and new reports about to landFri 12 Nov 2021
We are finally out of lockdown (hooray!) and really looking forward to our Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) fieldwork beginning early in 2022.
2021/22 Knowledge Grants awardedThu 4 Nov 2021
The projects that were supported this year demonstrated potential to make a significant contribution to Victorians and the legal sector.
Watch our Better Information Webinar for tips on running a successful webinarThu 28 Oct 2021
In this session, we provided tips and tools for delivering a successful webinar – and avoiding common pitfalls.
Watch The Law and You Forum 2021Wed 13 Oct 2021
Last night Victorians around the state tuned in online for The Law and You Forum 2021, Age of innocence? Revisiting the age of criminal responsibility in Victoria.
Research continues apaceTue 12 Oct 2021
Research continues apace despite challenges posed by public health restrictions.
PULS in Victorian lockdownWed 8 Sep 2021
We are looking forward to beginning fieldwork early in the new year once more of Victoria is vaccinated and it is safe to return to the field.
Research is progressing at paceWed 8 Sep 2021
Greetings from the VLF research team in Victorian lockdown. Research is progressing at pace, though COVID-19 and associated public health restrictions have created challenges for some of our work
Producing successful CLE – insights from funded projectsThu 12 Aug 2021
We’ve been consulting with past General Grant recipients to find out what lessons they learned from conducting funded projects.
An update on VLF researchThu 5 Aug 2021
It’s almost springtime and we're delighted to provide an update on VLF research.
Supporting research in the sector though grantsThu 1 Jul 2021
Stronger data capability means organisations can develop a better understanding of community need through the collection and use of data, helping inform decisions about service design and delivery.
2021/22 Grants available soonWed 23 Jun 2021
From 1 July, the Victoria Law Foundation will launch its 2021/22 grant program. Here is an overview so you can start planning.
PULS speeding upTue 22 Jun 2021
We have been working hard to get our Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) ready to go into the field.
Extensive information on PULS now availableFri 4 Jun 2021
The Public Understanding of Law Survey (the PULS) is now at the pilot stage and will be entering the field shortly, once COVID restrictions ease and we are able to conduct face-to-face interviews.
That's a wrap!Wed 26 May 2021
Thanks to everyone who attended an activity last week, whether it was a face to face session, consultation or an online event. We hope that you found it relevant, informative and practical.
What's happening in VLF researchTue 18 May 2021
Our Public Understanding of Law Survey is almost in the field, and we aim to speak to 6,000 members of the Victorian public to understand their experience of law from the bottom-up.
Victorian Law Week answers your everyday legal questionsTue 11 May 2021
Discover how the law affects your life, find answers to your legal questions and meet the people who resolve your disputes and enforce our laws during Victorian Law Week, 17-23 May 2021.
2020/21 Community Legal Grants awardedThu 6 May 2021
Victoria Law Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Community Legal Grants.
An update from VLF researchTue 23 Mar 2021
the project is moving ahead at pace - we have developed a draft questionnaire and appointed a fieldwork company to administer the survey.
Hear from one of the world’s foremost access to justice scholarsTue 9 Mar 2021
Following the success of our research network’s first international speaker we are delighted to welcome our second - Professor Rebecca L. Sandefur.
Demystifying the legal process surrounding compulsory mental health treatmentThu 4 Mar 2021
Congratulations to North West Area Mental Health Service which recently won a Mental Health Services award!
Our first virtual Legal Laneway Breakfast opens the 2021 legal yearWed 3 Feb 2021
Over 400 members from across the legal sector joined us online to celebrate the new legal year at our 18th Legal Laneway Breakfast, our first to be held remotely.
New research from Justice Connect encourages a user-centred approach to reach the missing majorityThu 17 Dec 2020
Justice Connect have just launched their report, Seeking Legal Help Online: Understanding the ‘missing majority’ on how legal service organisations can improve the way they share information and tools by applying a user-centred design approach.
Our Research Network’s first international speaker explores the cost and value of access to justiceThu 3 Dec 2020
We are delighted to announce our Research Network’s first international speaker, Professor Trevor Farrow – a leading Canadian (and international) expert on the administration of civil justice.
Invitation to tender for the Public Understanding of Law SurveyMon 16 Nov 2020
Victoria Law Foundation are looking for a research partner as we move ahead with our Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS), groundbreaking research to better understand legal capability, attitudes and experience of law in the Victorian community.
2020/21 Knowledge Grants awardedMon 9 Nov 2020
The projects that were supported this year demonstrated potential to make a significant contribution to the community and legal sectors through investigation of a legal issue.
Watch our first online The Law and You ForumWed 21 Oct 2020
'Rights Limited: human rights in Victoria in the time of COVID-19' is now available
Welcome to our new Chair, the Hon Justice Greg GardeThu 1 Oct 2020
The staff and Board of the Victoria Law Foundation warmly welcome the Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD as the incoming Chair.
The Law and You Forum 2020 announcedFri 25 Sep 2020
The 2020 Law and You Forum will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the impact and implications of COVID-19 on our human rights.
Farewell to the Honourable Hartley Hansen as he steps down from ChairWed 16 Sep 2020
Last night, the Honourable Hartley Hansen AM QC closed his last board meeting as Chair of the Victoria Law Foundation.
What is the Neighbourhood Justice Centre?Fri 31 Jul 2020
As well as containing a court, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre combines a range of services to address all factors that may lead a to person entering the justice system.
Reflections on LGBTIQ Legal NeedMon 20 Jul 2020
This report, funded by Victoria Law Foundation, highlights the particular legal needs experienced by the Victorian LGBTIQ population to support policy makers in better understanding.
Our new report explores administrative data in the Victorian legal assistance sectorThu 9 Jul 2020
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest report: Apples, Oranges and Lemons: The use and utility of administrative data in the Victorian legal assistance sector.
New Legal Studies resources available to support distance and classroom learningWed 24 Jun 2020
The new resources include a combination of topic outlines, practical tasks, and relevant recent case studies. Teachers can use these resources in their lessons, and students can use them for study and revision in lead up to their SACs and exams.
Shining a light on common legal problems Aboriginal people faceTue 2 Jun 2020
While the issues of unfair fines, scams and discrimination are serious, VALS have released a series of videos taking a light-hearted look at the common legal problems that Aboriginal people face.
That’s a wrap folks! – A thank you from the Executive Director for Law Week 2020Thu 28 May 2020
Our first online Law Week was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended a webinar, watched on-demand content, or signed up for a free legal consultation.
Law Week 2020 is a go!Mon 18 May 2020
Law Week 2020 officially begins today, and we’re very proud to say for the first time in the festival’s 40 year history, more than 130 events by organisations across Victoria are being delivered entirely online.
Learn how to manage media in our recorded Better Information WorkshopTue 5 May 2020
We have remotely recorded the full session with Lynne Haultain and Mick Paskos, as they cover how to deal with media outlets and get your message across. The full video is available now.
Law Week moves online to meet legal need during COVID-19Mon 4 May 2020
To help meet the increased need for legal advice and support during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law Week - Victoria’s annual festival of the law - has moved completely online for the first time in its 40-year history.
The Law Week 2020 program is now liveFri 17 Apr 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the first release of Law Week 2020 events is now available.