Gippsland Community Legal Service encourages Wellington locals to take part in a courtroom drama during Law Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday April 11th

Gippsland Community Legal Service is encouraging local people in the Wellington area to sign up to its upcoming, free event courtroom drama, which will be held during Law Week at Sale Magistrates Court.

The courtroom drama, called ‘I’ve Killed my Best Mate’ involves people acting as a magistrate, police prosecutor, defence lawyer and many other roles. All costumes and props will be provided and the script will be based on a hearing about culpable driving causing death and its impact on family, friends and the wider community.

Gippsland Community Legal Service Development Worker Bruce Mapperson said it’s a fantastic opportunity for the community to see how a real courtroom works and to learn about important issues discussed in court.

“Experience often beats an argument and that is why our courtroom drama is a fantastic opportunity for people to experience the court process in action.”

“The realistic and interactive experience provides a unique opportunity for the community to participate and learn about the wider impacts of culpable driving. This is so realistic, but I promise, no one is going to jail,” he said.

People who are interested in taking part need to register by visiting www.eventbrite.com.au and searching ‘Respect – understanding the law.’

Registrations close Thursday April 19th.

Bruce Mapperson is free for interview.

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About Gippsland Community Legal Service

The Gippsland Community Legal Service is a free and confidential legal service. It is an independent, not-for-profit program of Anglicare Victoria in Gippsland.

It provides free community legal services to people who live, work or study in the Gippsland community (including Baw Baw, Latrobe Valley, Wellington, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Bass Coast), with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups and low to medium income earners.

Further enquiries contact:

Jen Van Ewyk, Media and Communications. media@anglicarevic.org.au Mob: 0419 035 117 Tel: 9412 6173

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