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Cite as: (2006) 80(9) LIJ, p. 93

LIV Council

Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) finance manager Michael Iudica presented the 2005-06 financial year report at the 20 July meeting, held at the Geelong Club
in Geelong.

Council welcomed new Law Council of Australia (LCA) president Tim Bugg, who made a presentation on LCA developments in a move towards becoming a truly national representative body.

Representatives of Geelong and Western District Law Associations (GWDLA) and Geelong firms also attended.

They included, GWDLA vice-president Alicia Carroll of Coulter Roache Lawyers; GWDLA secretary and Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) lawyer Pat Tainton; GWDLA treasurer Alison Klova of Whyte Just & Moore; GWDLA associate executive member and VLA lawyer Mary Foley; GWDLA associate executive member Bridgette Kelly of Rowe Lawyers; Richard Anderson, Ross Brown, Ben Morris and Warwick Nelson, all of Harwood Andrews; and Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service lawyer Deidre Griffiths.

China delegation

LIV president Cathy Gale reported on the 2006 Legal Services Delegation to China, which she attended from 3-10 April. The Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association expressed an interest in developing closer links with the LIV, including a possible exchange program for lawyers.

Young Lawyers’ Section survey report

The Young Lawyers’ Section Survey Report conducted in December 2005 was noted by Council. The research aimed to evaluate existing Young Lawyers’ activities, which was considered useful information for strategic planning of membership and LIV services.

Small Practice Committee

Council approved the amalgamation of the Small Practice Committee of Council with the Legal Practice Management Section following a review of the Committees of Council and Sections in February this year.

General business

LIV councillor Mark Woods noted it was Natalina Velardi’s last meeting as acting CEO and moved that Council recognise the good work she had done.

Erskine Rodan announced he would not re-nominate for elec-tion to Council in November after more than 20 years service.

What’s on at the LIV

Inside the ACCC

This forum will provide Victorian commercial lawyers with an insight into the ACCC and an opportunity to network with senior staff the Victorian office. Guest speaker ACCC regional director – Victoria Bob Weymouth will present a short overview of the ACCC’s philosophy and approach, highlighting current issues and trends and the future direction of the ACCC.

When: Thursday, 7 September, from 5.30-7pm

Where: LIV, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: LIV members $20, non-members $30

Inquiries: LIV Events, ph 9607 9504 or email

“Tom & Gerry” Corporate Golf Competition

Woodlands Golf Club is located in the renowned Melbourne Sandbelt. Invite a work colleague to pair up with for the day or use this as an opportunity to entertain one of your most valued clients. Team up as a workplace pair to compete for the “Best Workplace Team Prize”. Female golfers can compete for the “Women’s Longest Drive Prize”.

When: Tuesday, 12 September. Registration from 11.30. Light barbecue lunch served from 12pm. Tee off at 1pm.

Where: Woodlands Golf Club, White Street, Mordialloc. (Melways Map 87, J10).

Cost: Individual: $130 per person,

Workplace Pair: $250 per team of two.

Inquiries: LIV Events, ph 9607 9504 or email

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”.

Young Lawyers 2006 Annual Lecture Series Part 2

(1 CPD unit)

12 September – Introduction to Wills Drafting

19 September – Understanding the Basics of Shareholders’ Agreements

26 September – An Introduction to Workers’ Compensation

3 October – Enforcement of Orders in Victoria

Where: LIV, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Trust Account Regulations 2005 – Understanding your obligations – CPD compliance module

(1.5 CPD units)

With the Trust Account Regulations
2005 coming into effect under the new Legal Profession Act 2004, this seminar will examine the new national billing rule providing different ways for billing costs, and your obligations for trust record keeping.

When: Monday, 11 September, from 5.30-7pm

Where: LIV, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Speaker: LIV Compliance deputy director Jolyon Dunn

How to Conduct a Client Interview – Young Lawyers

(1 CPD unit)

Part of the Essential Skills series

When: Thursday, 28 September, from 5.30-6.30pm

Where: LIV, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Speaker: Paula Shelton, Slater & Gordon

Online seminar

The following online seminar is now available on the CPD website. The seminar has been jointly developed by the LIV and the College of Law, NSW. More information on LIV online seminars can be found at or to register for each individual event click on the relevant links.

GST for Vendor and Purchaser

(1.5 CPD units)

Register at

Young Lawyers

Negotiation Skills Competition

A competition that provides articled clerks and junior lawyers (with less than three years post-admission experience) with the opportunity to develop communication skills, improve their negotiation style and promote an understanding of the negotiating skills which are utilised in legal practice. All firms are invited to enter a team of two by Wednesday, 6 September. Entry fees apply.

When: Qualifying rounds – Wednesday, 27 September, Grand Final – Wednesday, 4 October, from 6-7.30pm

Where: LIV, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Contact: For entry form: Young Lawyers’ Section via ph 9607 9370 or email

Suits and the City

The second instalment of Suits and the City will again provide a fantastic and unique opportunity for young lawyers to network and socialise informally with other junior professionals from CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, Melbourne Junior Chamber of Commerce and other organisations.

When: Friday, 15 September, from 6-8pm

Where: Rosati, 95 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cost: YL members $35, non-members $40

Contact: For a registration form, contact the Young Lawyers’ Section on ph 9607 9370 or email



Catherine Gale 9607 9367

Vice President
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



Eastern Suburbs Law Association
Ron Rowe 9888 6088

Northern Suburbs Law Association
Jennifer Mairs 9848 4144

North Western Solicitors Association
George Conlan 9370 3636

Southern Solicitors Group
Bill Rowson 9792 0755

Western Suburbs Law Association
Peter Mecoles 9687 3211



Ballarat & District Law Association
Rachael Edwards 5331 2966

Bendigo Law Association
Annette Brewer 5443 1922

Geelong Law Association
Deb Anderson 5222 2077

Gippsland Law Association
Mark Woods 5174 6311

Goulburn Valley Law Association
Anthony Coote 5821 4144

Mornington Peninsula Solicitors Association
Nick Roberts 5977 4000

North East Law Association
Karen Keegan 5752 1255

North West Law Association
Michael Holcroft 5022 2622

Western District Law Association
James Nicol 5560 2000

Wimmera Law Association
To be confirmed


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