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Make the Most of Your Membership

Build Your Status and Strengthen Your Profile

Accredited Specialist Logo

Build prestige into your brand and demonstrate your unique expertise by using the LIV Accredited Specialist logo on all your stationery, signage and digital communications. Learn more about advertising your specialty.

Presenting CPD

Share your expert knowledge with other lawyers by joining a panel discussion or presenting at one of the LIV's professional development activities. Learn more about becoming a presenter.

Law Institute Journal

Read the latest insights, opinions and important updates in your complimentary subscription to the LIV’s flagship publication. Contribute your expertise and advice in a feature or article to build your professional profile and share your expert knowledge. You can browse article by article here or open the latest flipbook.

Criminal Law Card

Practitioners who show a valid LIV Photo ID card at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court are able to enter the court via a priority queue between 8.45am and 9.15am. This arrangement has been made by the Criminal Law Section, at no additional cost to members and renewed before 30 June annually.

LIV Logo

The LIV logo is recognised by business, government and the public, as the leader of the legal profession. The LIV logo is widely acknowledged and highly regarded as a symbol of respect and excellence. The logo reflects your active member status and gives your clients the assurance that you are backed by the peak body in the profession and supposed with the highest quality of professional development. To find out more contact our Membership Department on (03) 9607 9470 or via email

Accredited Specialist Advisory Committee

Advisory committees are integral for setting standards and developing assessments in each area of specialty. Involvement in advisory committees extends your peer and referral networks and exposes you to the latest changes affecting your speciality area. To find out more about how to join, email

Enhance Your Expertise


Advanced masterclass workshops provide the opportunity to receive expert instruction and practise new techniques along with other senior practitioners in the law.

Conferences and Professional Development

Find out the key updates and discuss legislative changes that impact your practice at practice area-specific conferences held throughout the year.

Explore the CPD & Networking pages to learn more about and register for upcoming sessions in your practice area.

Grow Your Networks to Develop Your Business

Networking and Social Events

Attend events and activities that allow you to explore the lighter side of the law, meet influential members of your profession and build networks that lead to professional referrals. Find out more about upcoming events on the CPD & Networking pages.

Accredited Specialisation Conferral Ceremony

This is the must-attend event on the calendar of any accredited specialist. By offering you the chance to celebrate the newly accredited specialists at a dinner event and ceremony, and network with other specialists across multiple areas of law.

Ensure Your Research is Exemplary

Research Services

Take advantage of the expertise and efficient research conducted by LIV librarians, providing you with the material and support you need to deliver the best outcomes for your clients. Contact with your research requests or fill out our online form.

Exclusive Databases

Members have remote access to essential online legal resources, including articles, case law, law reports, forms, precedents, and legal commentary through HeinOnline, LexisNexis RED, CCH e-books and AGIS+ Text. Find out more about the LIV library collection and services.

Shape the Future of the Law

Practice Sections, Committees and Working Groups

Play an active role in shaping the legal profession by joining a practice section, committee or working group and help to inform legislative change. Find out how you can get involved.

LIV Mentoring

Pass on your expertise and lead the next generation of lawyers by becoming a mentor. Learn more about our range of mentoring opportunities.

Health and Wellbeing

Maintaining your health and wellbeing is vital. LIV members have complimentary 24-hour access to the LIV member Employee Assistance Program with Converge International, independently operated to ensure your privacy. Telephone and face to face counselling services are available. Find out more on the Converge International website or call 1300 687 327.


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