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Your Guide to LIV Membership

Familiarise yourself with the full range of benefits available to LIV members to ensure you are making the most of your membership. Click the image to view and download the 2021/22 LIV membership brochure or learn more about benefits below.

Comprehensive Benefits List

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REACH | Advocacy and Influence

The trusted voice of the legal profession

Opportunities to bolster your professional profile

"I find it valuable being a part of the Criminal Law Section because it provides an avenue through which to contribute meaningfully to my area of practice...It is inspiring to be amongst such passionate and brilliant lawyers who appear to have endless energy for improving justice outcomes for our clients, and for promoting the wellbeing and standing of the members of our profession.”

Kristina Kothrakis, Criminal Law Accredited Specialist; Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers



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SPECIALISATION | Accredited Specialisation Program

"Achieving specialist accreditation gave great definition to my career, enabling key progressions and more confident use of my developed skills."

Daniel Kelliher, Wills & Estates Accredited Specialist; Specialist Lawyer, Eastern Bridge Lawyers

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EDUCATION | Education, Networking and Career Development

"For the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, the LIV’s partnership with and support of public sector lawyers is important. Our work commonly has a strong connection to policy initiatives of government. The LIV understands the issues of significance to our practice and the importance of providing tailored opportunities to support professional development in this area."

Matthew Hocking, Victorian Government Solicitor, VGSO

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SUPPORT | Ethics and Professional Practice

ADVICE | Practice Management

“For small practices like mine, LIV membership is so important. The law is constantly changing and the LIV helps me stay on top of what’s happening. I always appreciate the objective perspective the LIV is able to give me about practice management and ethical issues.”

Fatoum Souki, Principal Solicitor, Souki Lawyers

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NEWS | Critical News and Information

  • Complimentary Law Institute Journal
  • Young Lawyers blog and monthly e-newsletter
  • Daily LawNews emails
  • Exclusve, members-only content on the LIV website
  • Expert information, advice and guidance from the LIV website, including details on the latest submissions and substantial legal updates, media releases and general legal news
  • Immediate updates on timely topics on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram

"I truly value my membership of the LIV for the flow of news and information that I receive daily and for my connection with other government lawyers. The LawNews that arrives in my in box each working day so often has news of some development pertinent to something I'm working on, and otherwise just seeing news in other areas is always useful."

Brendan McIntyre, Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

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WELLBEING | Wellbeing and Personal Development

"On behalf of the Southern Solicitors Law Association, I would like to thank the LIV for its assistance to the associations in these difficult times... recognising the importance of personal contact to wellbeing and mental health, the LIV has provided an opportunity to continue to conduct our monthly meetings by Zoom. The response from our members has been beyond my expectations.”

Celina Roth, President, Southern Solicitors Law Association; Principal, Celina Roth Lawyers

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ACCESS | Practice Resources, Research and Support

Resources & Research


ACCESS | LIV Advantage

“I have been an LIV member since I was a law student and have more to do with the LIV now that I am practising regionally and through my role as president of the Ballarat and District Law Association. Membership has been very helpful in building connections with other practitioners in Ballarat and further afield. It also provides accessible CPD events locally.”

James Remington, Workplace Relations Accredited Specialist; Director, Nevetts Lawyers


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