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LIJ March 2011

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Cover Story

Stepping out of the shadow
After 11 years in Opposition, new Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark is on a mission to reform the justice system, repair relationships and dismantle "time bombs" left by his predecessor.

By Jason Gregory

Feature Articles

Act aims to keep cases on track

Act aims to keep cases on track
The Civil Procedure Act gives judges substantial case management powers.

By Judge Graham Anderson

Act paves the way for best practice

Act paves the way for best practice
Lawyers have always been expected to adhere to high standards as an aspect of their professional status and privileges. The new overarching obligations offer a level playing field by setting best practice as the standard for all practice.

By Supreme Court of Victoria Chief Justice The Hon Marilyn Warren AC

Model litigant rules, OK?

Model litigant rules, OK?
Governments in Australia are obliged to act as model litigants. Some have also created their own model litigant rules, which incorporate the use of ADR where appropriate.

By Lynn Buchanan and Dr John Lynch

New approach to civil tactics

New approach to civil tactics
Legislation to reform, modernise and unify civil procedure in Victoria commenced on 1 January this year.

Smoother sailing with ADR

Smoother sailing with ADR
Lawyers and parties are strongly encouraged to make use of the wider options for appropriate dispute resolution introduced by the Civil Procedure Act 2010 in an effort to avoid the expense, delay and complexity of litigation.

By Mary-Anne MacCallum and Richard Vinciullo


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Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.


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All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

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