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Member Benefits Tailored to Barristers

Strengthen your connection with the legal profession and elevate your career by partnering with the LIV. Membership offers a range of exclusive benefits, professional and personal support, members-only discounts and invitations to networking and social events ­– all keys to maintaining a stimulating career for life.

Resources, research and support
Resources, Research and Support

  • Exclusive access to the LIV Library's extensive resources, books and online legal databases, including HeinOnline, LexisNexis, RED, e-books and AGIS+ Text. Benefit from the library’s custom research services, archive retrieval and research and document supply.
  • Receive a 10 per cent discount on legal texts, books and forms purchased from the LIV Law Books website and bookshop.
  • Gain priority access to Victorian prisons and the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court (via a priority queue from 8.45-9.15am) with your exclusive LIV Criminal Law Card.
  • Enjoy a range of exclusive offers and discounts from our partner organisations, including Australian Unity Health Cover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, MCP Lawyer’s Life, OPSM, Qantas, RACV and Virgin Australia through our LIV Advantage program.

Education, networking and career development
Education, Networking and Career Development

  • Receive members discounts on LIV education programs, conferences, masterclasses and other training opportunities to advance professional development, keep abreast of legislative updates and fulfil your annual CPD requirements. Additionally, members can keep track of their CDP points with ease with our Online Tracker Tool.
  • Enjoy opportunities to engage with industry leaders through invitations to professional networking and social events, including the Victorian Legal Awards, Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Luncheon and complimentary Members Christmas Party.

Critical news and information
Critical News and Information

  • Stay informed of key legal issues and read the latest insights from leaders in the legal profession through your complimentary subscription to LIV’s award-winning Law Institute Journal and members-only daily LawNews email, featuring a curated list of valuable news articles from respected publications such as The Age and AFR.
  • Unlock exclusive members-only content on the LIV’s website.
  • Join the social media conversation and follow the LIV’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts for immediate updates on timely legal topics.

Wellbeing and personal development
Wellbeing and Personal Development

  • Support your mental wellbeing and take advantage of 24/7 access to confidential support and counselling services through our member Employee Assistance Program. Services are delivered online, over the phone or face-to-face.
  • Share your professional experience and knowledge by becoming an LIV mentor.

Advocacy and influence
Advocacy and Influence

  • Play a leading role in LIV committees and working groups to help shape LIV policy, influence state and federal policy, and improve outcomes for the legal profession.
  • Grow your professional profile by presenting at one of the LIV’s education or professional development programs.
  • Contribute to LIV communication channels, such as the Law Institute Journal, LIV website and LIV social media.


Further Information

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