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Institute update

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Cite as: (2004) 78(10) LIJ, p. 85

What’s on at the LIV

  • Workplace Relations Seminar: VCAT event

When: Wednesday, 6 October 2004, from 5.30-7pm
Where: Law Institute of Victoria, Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
To register and for more information go to http://www.liv.asn.au/calendar/20041006_VCAT.html, contact Kimberley Richards on tel 9607 9504 or email events@liv.asn.au.

  • The Partners in Business Luncheon, featuring guest speaker: Karen Hamilton – Chief Integrity Officer of ASX

When: Tuesday, 12 October 2004, from 12.15-2pm
Where: Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne
To register and for more information go to http://www.liv.asn.au/calendar/20041012_ICAALIV.html, contact Kimberley Richards on tel 9607 9504 or email events@liv.asn.au.

  • The Law Institute of Victoria v Solicitors Golfing Society of NSW: Frank Marrie Trophy

When: Thursday, 21 October 2004
Where: Newcastle Golf Club
For more information contact Kimberley Richards on tel 9607 9504 or email events@liv.asn.au

  • Pettengell Shield Golf Day

When: Wednesday, 10 November 2004
Where: Peninsula Country Club
For more information contact Kimberley Richards on tel 9607 9504 or email events@liv.asn.au


Professional Development

Unless otherwise specified, to get more information on the following events go to http://www.cpd.liv.asn.au or email cpd-liv@hoo.com.au.

CPD Scheme units
All of the programs outlined below are designed to meet the CPD Scheme requirements. The CPD Scheme 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.”

  • Young Lawyers’ 2004 Annual Lecture Series – Part 2

Check http://www.cpd.liv.asn.au for details of time and venue.
5 October – Commercial: Drafting and understanding pleadings
12 October – Commercial: Choosing the right business structure for your client
19 October – Property: Planning law – the basics
26 October – Litigation: Legal Professional Privilege
9 November – Commercial/Property: CGT and Property Dealings

  • Family Law Superannuation Workshop – Regional Tour (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 7 October 2004, from 10am-12.15pm
Where: Traralgon, Century Inn, Princes Highway, corner Airfield Road

When: Thursday, 7 October 2004, from 3-5.15pm
Where: Mornington, Mt Eliza Business School, Kunyung Road, Mt Eliza

When: Tuesday, 26 October 2004, from 10am-12.15pm
Where: Wangaratta, Wangaratta Gateway Hotel & Convention Centre, 29 Ryley Street, Wangaratta

When: Tuesday, 26 October 2004, from 3-5.15pm
Where: Shepparton, Parklake Motor Inn, 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

When: Wednesday, 27 October 2004, from 10am-12.15pm
Where: Bendigo, Greystanes Manor, 57 Queen Street, Bendigo

When: Wednesday, 27 October 2004, from 3-5.15pm
Where: Ballarat, Doherty Ballarat Lodge, 613 Main Road, Ballarat

When: Thursday, 28 October 2004, from 10am-12.15pm
Where: Warrnambool, Proudfoots on the River, 2 Simpson Street, Warrnambool

When: Thursday, 28 October 2004, from 3-5.15pm
Where: Geelong, Four Points Sheraton, 10-14 Eastern Beach, Geelong

This workshop will assist family lawyers wanting to know more about the recent changes in superannuation. This two-hour workshop aims to demystify a complex topic and provide you with the essential tools to survive and prosper in the new regime.
Speakers: Shane Williams, financial planner, Williams Nicholson Financial Planning and Jacky Campbell, partner and accredited family law specialist, Aitken Walker & Strachan.

  • 2004 Grundig LIV Annual Litigation Lawyers Conference (5 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 7 October 2004, from 9am-4.45pm
Where: Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
This full-day conference program offers the following topics: Justice update, the Coroners Court, e-commerce discovery, tort reform, directors’ responsibilities, litigation updates, insolvency, expanding your areas of litigation practice, litigating equal opportunity cases, key judgments 2004: personal injury, tort and commercial.

  • Case Law Workshop (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 7 October 2004, from 9:30am-12pm
Where: Members’ IT Lab, Library, Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
This practical course will provide a general overview of legal research methodology. Participants will be guided through typical inquiries covering case law, precedents and articles.
Speaker: Catherine Vardy, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Hamilton Effective Communication & Negotiation Skills – Workshop (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Friday, 8 October 2004, from 3-5.15pm
Where: George Hotel, 213 Gray Street, Hamilton
A two-hour workshop which will provide you with information, ideas and resources to effectively communicate and negotiate. This will be a practical workshop focusing on the communication skills every lawyer needs to develop.
Speaker: Professor Tania Sourdin, La Trobe University

  • Legislation Workshop (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 14 October 2004, from 9.30am-12pm
Where: Members’ IT Lab, Library, Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
This practical course will provide a general overview of legal research methodology. Participants will be guided through typical inquiries covering legislation, Bills, government gazettes and Hansard.
Speaker: Catherine Vardy, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Practical Ethics for Lawyers (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 14 October 2004, from 5-7pm
Where: Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
CPD Scheme Compliance topic.
This practical session will provide you with strategies to deal with common ethical problems encountered in legal practice. It will include case studies of common ethical dilemmas and how to deal with them.
Speakers: Sarah Gaden and Ian Wilmoth, Ethics Department, Law Institute of Victoria

  • 2004 Grundig LIV Annual Wills & Estates Conference (5 CPD Scheme units)

When: Monday, 18 October 2004, from 9am-4.45pm
Where: Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Whiteman Street, Southbank
This full-day conference program will be opened by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and offers the following topics: Joint ownership of property, succession issues for small business owners and/or family farm, update of court judgments, taxation and legal implications of winding up trusts, risk management, services provided by a genealogist, legal issues of organ donation.

  • Personal Injury Update – Footscray Legal Update (1.5 CPD Scheme units)

When: Wednesday, 20 October 2004, from 5.3-7pm
Where: Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly Street, Footscray
Personal injury law has undergone significant changes in recent times. This seminar will update practitioners on some of the more pertinent developments. including those impacting on the Wrongs Act, TAC and WorkCover.
Speaker: Craig Lynch, Slater and Gordon

  • 2004 Grundig LIV Annual Property & Environmental Law Conference (5 CPD Scheme units)

When: Friday, 29 October 2004, from 9am-4.45pm
Where: Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
This full-day conference program offers the following topics: Property law update, bodies corporate review, electronic conveyancing, planning update, rent reviews under retail tenancy leases, perspectives on liquor licensing, stamp duty and property, retirement villages, domestic building contracts.

  • Case Law Workshop (2 CPD Scheme units)

When: Thursday, 4 November 2004, from 9.30am-12pm
Where: Members’ IT Lab, Library, Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne
This practical course will provide a general overview of legal research methodology. Participants will be guided through typical enquiries covering case law, precedents and articles.
Speaker: Catherine Vardy, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Online Seminars

The following two online seminars are now available on the CPD website. They have been jointly developed by the Institute and the College of Law, NSW. More information on our online seminars can be found at http://www.cpd.liv.asn.au/categories.asp?cID=2 or to register for each individual event click on the relevant links.

GST for Vendor and Purchaser (1.5 CPD Scheme units)
Register at http://www.cpd.liv.asn.au/product.asp? pID=146&cID=19.

How to Read Financial Statements (1.5 CPD Scheme units)
Register at http://www.cpd.liv.asn.au/product.asp? pID=145&cID=19.


Young Lawyers

  • Articles Uncut Seminar

When: Monday, 4 October 2004, from 5.30-7pm
Where: Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Law Institute of Victoria
Cost: $20 payable on the night
Obtaining articles of clerkship is more competitive than ever. Attend this seminar to obtain tips for applying for an articles of clerkship position and sourcing opportunities.
To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.

  • Bowled over by networking: a young professionals networking event

When: Thursday, 7 October 2004, from 6-8pm
Where: Strike at QV, corner of Swanston and Little Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
Cost: $20 LIV members, $40 non-LIV members (includes bowling, drinks and canapes)
A unique opportunity for Young Lawyers’ Section to network with the Melbourne Junior Chamber of Commerce, Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Young Engineers of Australia over a friendly game of bowling at the newest bowling alley in town.
To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.

  • Law: Succeeding in your second (or third) career

When: Monday, 11 October 2004, from 6-7.30pm
Where: Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Law Institute of Victoria
Cost: $20 cash payable on the night at the door
This seminar is specifically geared towards lawyers and law students embarking on a legal career a little later. Find out how you should market yourselves to the legal profession, accelerate your legal career and use your previous career to your advantage. To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.

  • Career Moves for Junior Lawyers

When: Monday, 11 October 2004, from 6-7.30pm
Where: Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Law Institute of Victoria
Cost: $20 cash payable on the night at the door
A seminar for junior lawyers who want to find out how they can plan their career and make that career move whether it’s a move within your firm or to another organisation. To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.

  • The good, the bad and the ugly: insights into areas of legal practice

When: Monday, 25 October 2004, from 5.30-7pm
Where: Tony Smith Lecture Theatre, Law Institute of Victoria
Cost: $20 cash payable on the night at the door
Want to know what it’s really like to practise in IP/IT, criminal law, family law, property law, commercial law or litigation? Attend this seminar to find out more from senior practitioners. This seminar also includes a workshop where the senior practitioners will be on hand to speak to you about their area of practice. To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.

  • Race Day at Avoca

When: Saturday, 16 October 2004, from 9am-5.30pm
Where: Avoca Shire Turf Club
Further details coming soon. To register your interest, email younglaw@liv.asn.au.


LIV Governance and Representation

LIV EXECUTIVE

President Chris Dale 9607 9367
Vice President Victoria Strong 9685 6425
Immediate Past President Bill O’Shea 9276 3750
Treasurer Catherine Gale 9670 5000
Executive Member Geoff Provis 9609 1549

LIV COUNCIL MEMBERS

Anthony Burke 9822 8588
John Corcoran 9609 1555
David Faram 5821 4566
Richard Fleming 8686 6000
Aurora Kostezky 9670 0700
James Leach 5444 0906
Kirsten Mander 8628 1824
Tom May 9670 6123
Christopher Penman 8344 7544
Tabatha Pettitt 0417 334 343
Erskine Rodan 9329 8744
Steven Stevens 9288 1241
Mark Woods 5174 6311

LIV SUBURBAN LAW ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS

Eastern Suburbs Law Association Mariolina Reale 9791 9845
Northern Suburbs Law Association John McClelland 9435 3811
North Western Solicitors Association George Conlan 9370 3636
Southern Solicitors Group Bill Rowson 9792 0755
Western Suburbs Law Association Peter Mecoles 9687 3211

LIV country LAW ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS

Ballarat & District Law Association Antoinette Kordell 5339 2569
Bendigo Law Association Andrew Pickles 5443 1766
Geelong Law Association Jim Rutherford 5221 7166
Gippsland Law Association Jacqui Billings 5127 1944
Goulburn Valley Law Association Danny Barlow 5821 9544
Mornington Peninsula Solicitors Nick Roberts 5975 4133
North East Law Association Ian Watkins 5721 2149
North West Law Association Shane Ryan 5023 0571
Western District Law Association Doug Laidlaw 5560 3444
Wimmera Law Association Brigid Jenkins 5381 0933

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