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Make the Most of Your Membership

The work of community legal centres is integral to ensuring access to justice. In order to support this valuable work, the LIV offers a reduced membership rate. For more information, and to register your CLC for LIV membership, please contact our Membership team at or phone 9607 9470.

Build Your Skills and Networks

Professional Development

CLC members receive 25 per cent off all LIV education activities, giving you the opportunity to learn from the top speakers what tips and techniques you can use to achieve the best outcomes for clients and grow as a lawyer.

Events and Activities

Engage with other lawyers and meet influential members of the profession at LIV events such as the Law Institute of Victoria Awards, Legal Comedy Debate and Golden Gavel Competition. Join with other lawyers to explore the lighter side of the law and build your wellness. The Legal Fun Run & Walk is one of the fantastic annual activities hosted by the LIV to boost your wellbeing.

Browse the CPD & Networking pages for upcoming CPD and events.

LIV Logo

The LIV logo is recognised by business, government and the general 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

Get Support on Practice and Ethical Issues

Ethics Guidance

Access confidential ethics guidance from our experienced solicitors. If needed, more complex queries may be brought to the Ethics Committee for review. Phone 9607 9336 or email to seek advice. 

Complimentary Ethics Education

Complimentary for practising community legal centre members, online LIVing Ethics education demonstrates best practice solutions to common ethical dilemmas using real-life scenarios. Available online in your MyLIV Profile.

Use Complimentary and Discounted Resources

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.

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 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.

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

Shape the Future of the Law

Practice Sections, Committees and Working Groups

Play an active role in shaping the law, grow your professional networks and collaborate with your colleagues by joining a practice section, committee or working group in your area of practice, with 13 sections and more than 90 active committees and working groups available. Find out how you can get involved.

LIV Mentoring

Receive personalised career guidance and support from an LIV mentor. Alternatively, you may be ready to pass on your expertise to lead the next generation of lawyers by becoming a mentor for others. Learn more about our range of mentoring opportunities.


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