About the LIV's History
Founded in 1859, the LIV is recognised by businesses, government and the general public as the leader of the legal profession in Victoria.
With more than 19,500 members (as of 30 June 2016), the organisation represents a potent force of opinion and expertise. The LIV is able to shape the nature and reputation of the legal profession, and influence reforms to the justice system so it better serves the needs of the Victorian community.
Through their association with the LIV, members can benefit professionally, personally and in business by taking advantage of our many products, services and activities.
The LIV is a non-profit organisation dedicated to benefitting its members and the development, maintenance and the sustenance of the law for the benefit of the community.
Within the LIV’s organisational framework, the role of the President is to lead and guide Council, in conjunction with the CEO and Leadership Group, in determining the objectives, policies and strategic direction of the LIV and to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, members and staff.
The President and Council are to monitor the organisational performance and to ensure compliance with statutory requirements, oversee the financial performance and communicate and liaise with members and other relevant parties. Most importantly, the President is the public face of the LIV and represents the Company and its members.
Under the Frequently Asked Questions below, you will find lists of our past presidents.