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Practising Full Members: Membership Types & Benefits

Keep up with the latest developments impacting the profession, reach your full potential and achieve your career goals by becoming a member of the LIV. Membership unlocks access to a range of professional and personal supports, members-only discounts and invitations to networking and social events. Furthermore, we offer tailored professional development programs and pathways to specialisation. Whether you’re a sole practitioner or practice in a firm, we provide our members with the necessary tools to create a stimulating career for life.  

Types of Practising Full Members

  • Firm Lawyer – Membership designed to support practising lawyers currently employed with a law firm, ILP or sole practice
  • Corporate Lawyer – Membership designed to support practising lawyers currently employed as in-house counsel for an organisation
  • Government Lawyer – Membership designed to supposed practising lawyers currently employed in the government sector
  • New Solicitor – Membership designed to support legal practitioners who hold a current practicing certificate with less than 2 years post-admission experience
  • CLC Lawyer – Complimentary membership designed to support practising lawyers whose primary source of legal work is through an LIV member Community Legal Centre

Benefits for Practising Full Members


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. Full practising members also have exclusive voting rights in LIV council elections. Learn more about advocacy and influence opportunities available 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. Firm, new solicitor and honorary practising members have exclusive access to the LIV's Professional Practice Support Line, Trust Accounting Support Line and Costing Advice Line. Learn more about ethics and practitioner support available with LIV membership.

NEWS | Critical News and Information

From key daily news updates, to comprehensive legal articles written by experts in the field, full practising and affiliate 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.

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. Additionally, full practising members receive free ethics education and can easily track their CPD through use of the LIV's online CPD tracker tool (accessed through your My LIV portal). Learn more about education and career development opportunities available with LIV membership.

SPECIALISATION | Accredited Specialsation Program

Set yourself apart as an expert in your field by becoming an Accredited Specialist. Learn more about the LIV's Accredited Specialisation program.

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. Full practising and affiliate members 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. Full practising members can also grow their client base through access to the Find Your Lawyer Referral Service. Learn more about the resources, research and support accessible with LIV membership.

ADVICE | Practice Managment

The LIV's Practice Management and Trust Consultancy services compliment our support lines and offer an additonal layer of support. Learn more about the LIV's consulting services.

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.


Further Information

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