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Member Benefits Tailored to Community Legal Centre Lawyers

We understand the unique challenges faced by community legal centres, as well as the vital role they play ensuring all Victorians have access to justice. In recognition of this valuable work, the LIV offers a special membership arrangement with community legal centres. If a centre holds an LIV centre membership, all practising employees and volunteers are eligible to access the benefits of membership at no additional cost*.

*Only available to lawyers whose primary source of legal work is conducted the community legal centre which is an LIV member.

Resources, research and support
Resources, Research and Support

  • Access the LIV Library's extensive resources, books and online legal databases, including HeinOnline, LexisNexis, RED, e-books and AGIS+ Text. Benefit from the LIV 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.
  • Highly regarded as a symbol of respect and excellence, display the LIV member logo to showcase your membership to the sector’s leading professional organisation.
  • Access state-of-the-art mediation and meeting rooms at the LIV’s new members’ facilities, located in Melbourne’s legal district. The first hour is free to members; subsequent hours are available at a discounted member rate.
  • 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.

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

  • Receive a special 25 per cent discount as a Community Legal Centre member on all 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.
  • Fulfil your annual CPD ethics requirement with complimentary access to the LIVing Ethics online video, which demonstrates best practice solutions to common ethical dilemmas.
  • Enjoy opportunities to engage with other industry leaders through invitations to professional networking and social events, including the Victorian Legal Awards and complimentary Members Christmas Party.

Ethics and professional practice
Ethics and Professional Practice

  • Resolve your ethics queries via the LIV Ethics Line and through rulings by the LIV Ethics Committee.
  • Draw on the expertise of a Member Advisory Service panel member and receive up to three free hours of confidential advice on disciplinary issues, complaints and disputes.

Wellbeing and personal development
Wellbeing and Personal Development

  • Support your mental wellbeing and take advantage of 24/7 access confidential support and counselling services offered through our member Employee Assistance Program. Services are delivered online, over the phone or face-to-face.

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.  

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 professional development programs.
  • Contribute to the LIV’s 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.