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Video: LIV CPD 2021 – RSS – Victoria Legal Aid & Your Practice

Video: LIV CPD 2021 – RSS – Victoria Legal Aid & Your Practice

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CPD Units 1
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
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Recorded 26 April 2021 | Run Time: 53:00

Legal assistance funded through Victoria Legal Aid is significant for many regional and suburban practices. Together with services delivered through VLA’s staff practice, critical services are provided to highly vulnerable and disadvantaged clients throughout suburban and regional Victoria in the criminal, family, child protection and family violence jurisdictions. COVID-19 has amplified these vulnerabilities and placed a range of stressors on practitioners and the justice system.

Providing insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on the legal assistance sector and adaptations that Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has made, VLA's executive director of Regions and Service Delivery Peter Noble and executive director of Legal Practice Dianna Gleeson enhance your understanding of the realities within this organisation.

Topics include:

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on the legal assistance sector and wider justice system
  • Adaptations that Victoria Legal Aid has made to assist clients and legal practitioners during the pandemic 
  • Opportunities for greater engagement with Victoria Legal Aid into the future and its intersection with your practice

Further Details

  • Presenters

    Speaker 1: Dianna Gleeson, Executive Director, Legal Practice, Victoria Legal Aid

    Dianna commenced as executive director of Legal Practice in June 2019. Prior to joining VLA, Dianna was a managing principal solicitor of the Constitutional and Advice team at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO). Dianna’s experience also includes managing various litigation teams at VGSO and the legal team at the Office of Chief Examiner, working in commercial private practice and at a community legal centre.

    Speaker 2: Peter Noble, Executive Director, Regions and Service Delivery, Victoria Legal Aid

    Peter is the executive director Regions and Service Delivery at Victoria Legal Aid, having joined VLA in 2016.

    While commencing in private legal practice Peter’s career has been predominantly in the community legal sector, establishing Bendigo’s Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Shepparton’s Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre, and championing Australia’s Health Justice Partnership movement. Within his directorate Peter directly line manages VLA’s Ballarat, Bendigo, Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Frankston, Mildura, Ringwood and Warrnambool offices and oversees the administration of approximately $56M in funding to Community Legal Centres.

    Peter also sponsors VLA’s Aboriginal Services program and leads a service design team focused on data-driven planning, user experience and addressing postcode disadvantage. Peter joined the board of the Victoria Law Foundation in 2018.

  • Professional Development

    The Law Institute of Victoria's professional development program does more than just satisfy your compliance requirements for the CPD year, it provides you with quality and contemporary learning opportunities and practical solutions that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice for years to come.

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    Upcoming CPD schedule

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