Your Essential Professional Partner
Thank you for continuing to be part of the LIV and joining more than 17,000 legal professionals who are leading the debate on issues affecting our profession. By now you would have received your membership renewal invoice by mail or via email. Complete your renewal payment form or renew online by 31 May for your chance to win.
The LIV is continually evolving to meet the needs of a diverse profession. It's an important time to be a member of the LIV - supporting you with every step of your career:
YOUR REPUTATION - Ensuring the highest standards of professional excellence.
YOUR CAREER - Expanding knowledge, building experience, and developing expertise.
YOUR SOLUTION - Resources to assist in everyday practice.
YOUR VOICE - Representing issues impacting the legal profession and the broader community.
Watch the videos to find out more about how you can get involved as a LIV member and what it means to other members to be part of the LIV.
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If you have any questions in relation to your membership renewal, please contact LIV Member Services on 03 9607 9470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Addtional LIV Membership Benefits
Find out more about the additional LIV Membership benefits available to qualifying members.
LIV Specialist Accreditation is an industry based qualification available to LIV members who have more than five years’ experience in the practice of law. The qualification recognises the member’s high level of expertise and knowledge in a particular area of law and is attained on completion of a rigorous academic program.
Accredited Specialist fee (per specialisation) - $400 per annum
Leave of absence fee (per specialisation) - $110 per annum
LIV Mediator Directory
This is an online directory available to the legal profession and public. A directory listing provides mediators with the opportunity to be selected directly by the parties to a dispute, or by their lawyers or the courts.
Mediator fee per member - $231 per annum
Limitation of Liability Scheme (LLS)
LIV members qualifying under the Scheme and who have nominated to participate can benefit by having their occupational liability capped to either $2 million or $10 million, depending on the size of the firm, revenue and the firm’s insurance policies. Changes effective from 1 July 2013.
The LLS will:
allow for incorporated legal practices to join
operate in multiple jurisdictions, excluding Tasmania
have a lower monetary ceiling of $1.5 million
LLS fee per member - $105 per annum
Legal Referral Service
The Legal Referral Service provides assistance to members of the public requiring legal advice and information. It averages 3,000 phone and online requests per month, and provides a great business opportunity for legal firms across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Participating firms agree to provide a 30 minute enquiry interview free of charge. Fees to join the service are calculated on the number of partners in the practice:
Sole practitioners - $310 per annum
2 - 5 partners - $475 per annum
6+ partners - $630 per annum
Your Payment Options
Membership renewals can be paid by credit card, cheque, cash or money order. Cheques should be made payable to the Law Institute of Victoria.