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Cite as: (2006) 80(12) LIJ, p. 94

LIV Council

The Law Institute of Victoria Council meeting on 19 October welcomed representatives from country and suburban law associations.

Attendees included Mornington Peninsula Solicitors Association secretary Adam Birch, Geelong and Western District Law Association vice-president Alicia Carroll, North West Law Association president George Conlan, Goulburn Valley Law Association president Anthony Coote, North East Law Association president Karen Keegan, Northern Suburbs Law Association president Jennifer Mairs, Western Suburbs Law Association president Peter Mecoles, Southern Solicitors Group president Celina Roth and Gabrielle Turnball, who was a guest of Councillor David Faram.


Treasurer Tony Burke was elected as the 2007 Council vice-president.

Legal Education Review

LIV Professional Development general manager Murray Paterson informed Council of the expected changes to continuing professional development (CPD) following a review of pre and post-admission legal training by Department of Justice Legal Education Review consultant Professor Susan Campbell. The Campbell report was released in September.

Careers in Law

Marketing projects manager Penny Fairbank updated Council on the Careers in Law website,, which has been receiving 16,500 viewers per month.

What’s on at the LIV

Criminal Law Section AGM and End of Year Networking Evening

This evening is an ideal opportunity for LIV members working in criminal law to network with legal practitioners with similar experiences and interests in a relaxed atmosphere. Muse on the year’s events with your colleagues following the Criminal Law Section AGM and enjoy delicious drinks, canapés and music.

When: Thursday, 14 December, from 5.30-7.30pm
Where: The Balcony Bar, 422 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: LIV members $30, non-members $40
Contact: LIV Events on ph 9607 9504 or email

LIV v Victorian Bar Sporting Competitions

Contact: LIV Events on ph 9607 9504 or email

Golf Day – Sir Edmund Herring Trophy

When: Tuesday, 19 December, from 11am
Where: Kingston Heath Golf Club, Kingston Road, Cheltenham
Cost: $145 – includes green fees, lunch and after-game snacks
Proudly sponsored by Optus.

Tennis Competition – JX O’Driscoll Trophy and the Flatman-Smith Trophy

When: Tuesday, 19 December, from 2pm
Where: Kooyong Tennis Club
Soft drinks provided during the competition and after-game snacks.

Cricket Match – Sir Henry Winneke Trophy

When: Monday, 18 December, from 11am
Where: East Malvern Cricket Ground, corner Waverley and Malvern Roads
A light lunch and equipment provided.

Professional Development

Unless otherwise specified, for more information on the following events go to or email

CPD units

All of the programs outlined below are designed to meet the CPD Rules requirements. The CPD Rules state the following in relation to claiming CPD units for attendance at professional development programs: “If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, then you should claim one unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included”.

CPD Intensive Week – March 2007

A reminder that CPD Intensive Week will be held from 20-23 March 2007.

Registering for CPD Intensive Week will be the last chance for practitioners
to comply with their CPD requirements before renewing their practising certificates on 31 March 2007. For further details see

LIV Governance & Representation


Catherine Gale 9607 9367

Geoff Provis 9609 1549

Anthony Burke 9822 8588

Executive Member
Danny Barlow 5823 7660


Caroline Counsel 9328 5810
David Faram 5821 4566
Andrew Hudson 8602 9299
Aurora Kostezky 8602 9208
Tom May 9641 8917
Bill O’Shea 9276 3750
Bruce Pippett 9592 7800
Erskine Rodan 9329 8744
Dominique Saunders 9609 1598
Steven Stevens 9288 1241
Patrick Sweeney 9620 9399
Chris Thwaites 9269 0234
Elissa Watson 5134 8055
Mark Woods 5174 6311

To find out more about LIV Governance and Representation see and or telephone the Secretary to the Council on 9607 9372 or email


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