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LIV facilities open from 29 November 2021.

COVIDSafe measures apply in line with Victorian Public Health Orders.

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About the LIV

At its core the LIV’s purpose is to foster the rule of law and to promote improvements and developments in the law as it affects the public of Victoria.  The LIV has a long history of promoting justice, contributing to, shaping and developing effective state and federal legislation, and undertaking extensive advocacy for education of the community and of lawyers. It also assures the standards and professionalism of lawyers, including accreditation and specialisation in contemporary legal disciplines.

The LIV represents more than 19,000 lawyers and people working in the law in Victoria, interstate and overseas. Our members offer their commitment, diversity and expertise to help shape the laws of Victoria and to ensure justice for all. 

The LIV promotes justice for all by advancing social and public welfare in the operation of the courts and legal system, as well as advancing education and public confidence both in the legal profession and in the processes by which the law is made and administered.  

As the peak body for the Victorian legal profession, the LIV initiates programs to support the needs of a changing profession, promotes an active law reform advocacy agenda, responds publicly to issues affecting the community, delivers continuing legal education programs, and continues to provide expert services and resources.

The LIV is a non-profit organisation dedicated to its members and the development, maintenance and the sustenance of the law for the benefit of the community.  

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    Read the current annual report and those of previous years to familiarise yourself with our strategic goals and objectives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I access member facilities?

    Member facilities are located on level 13, 140 William Street. Please inquire with reception for assistance with the services available to you, such as mediation and meeting rooms, the LIV library and the Law Books bookshop.

  • Are rooms available for meetings?

    Yes, our members' floor is equipped with state-of-the-art rooms that are suitable for a variety of purposes including meetings, seminars, functions and mediation. Catering can be arranged upon request. For details and bookings click here.

  • Where can I find the legal bookshop?

    The LIV Law Books bookshop has moved to 140 William Street and is located on the members' floor on level 13. You can expect the same availability of key texts and legal forms that you've become accustomed to, both in the new shop and online at Law Books.

  • Where can I find the LIV Library?

    The LIV Library research and archive service has moved with us to 140 William Street and is located on the members floor on level 13. The on-site library will continue to be augmented by online resources, including Lexis Red and CCHeBooks. The library is available to LIV members. Non-members who work in the legal profession may obtain access through reception.