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Affiliate Members: Membership Types & Benefits

Strengthen your connection with the legal profession and enhance your career by partnering with the LIV. Not only do members benefit from a range of complimentary services and exclusive discounts, membership also offers chances to engage with other industry leaders, share your expertise and help shape the legal profession – all keys to a rich and fulfilling career.

Types of Affiliate Members

  • Barrister – Membership designed to support members of the Victorian Bar
  • Graduate – Available to graduates of a law degree, who may still be undergoing SLT or PLT and do not yet hold a practising certificate
  • Judicial – Membership designed to support members who operate within the judiciary
  • Legal Practice Support – Membership designed to support those who work in or help support a legal practise or practitioner
  • Non-practising – Available to lawyers who do not hold a current practising certificate
  • Interstate Lawyer – Membership designed to support practising lawyers who are currently based interstate and would like to maintain their connection with the legal profession in Victoria (Proof of interstate practising certificate may be required)
  • Overseas Lawyer – Membership designed to support practising lawyers that currently reside overseas (Proof of international practising certificate may be required)
  • Retired – Membership designed to support retired lawyers who wish to remain engaged with the legal profession

Benefits for Affiliate Members


NEWS | Critical News and Information

From key daily news updates, to comprehensive legal articles written by experts in the field, affiliate and full practising members are kept informed of the lastest legal news and information via a variety of channels (online, email and print). Learn more about critical news and information available with LIV membership.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing and Personal Development

All members have access to the LIV’s wellbeing program, EAP and mentoring services. Learn more about wellbeing and personal development programs available with LIV membership.

EDUCATION | Education, Networking and Career Development

From flagship conferences to online webinars and legal education videos, stay up to date and satisfy your compliance requirements via a channel that suits you. Members enjoy discounts on all education, networking and social events. Learn more about education and career development opportunities available with LIV membership.

ACCESS | Resources, Research and Support

All LIV members have access to the modern, on site member facilities at 140 William Street, Melbourne, including meeting and mediation rooms, members lounge, LIV library and Law Books bookshop. Affiliate and full practising members also benefit from remote access to the LIV Library's extensive digital resources and can also access special offers and discounts through the LIV Advantage program. Learn more about the resources, research and support accessible with LIV membership.

SUPPORT | Ethics and Professional Practice

Access confidential and privileged advice from experts on issues ranging from ethical concerns, conflicts of interest and practice management. Learn more about ethics and legal practice support available with LIV membership.

REACH | Advocacy and Influence

Have your say on issues that are important to the profession and the community. Join a committee, get involved with a submission or present at an LIV education or professional development program. Learn more about advocacy and influence opportunities available with LIV membership.


Further Information

If you have any further questions about LIV membership, please contact our membership team at or 03 9607 9470.