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Make the Most of Your Membership

Build Your Legal and Business Skills

Complimentary Ethics Education

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

Professional Development

Receive member discounts on LIV education activities and learn from leading speakers in their fields. Through a range of conferences, workshops and online programs, you can remain up to date with legislative changes, develop new skills and achieve the best outcomes for your clients.

Browse the CPD & Networking pages to find an upcoming activity that suits you.

Receive Support to Manage Your Practice

Professional Practice

Phone the Professional Practice lawyers on 9607 9378 to receive guidance with issues related to starting, managing and/or closing a practice, the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements and day-to-day practice issues. Find out more about our Support Services and Resources.

Ethics Guidance

Confidential, expert guidance on ethical dilemmas is available from an experienced LIV Ethics Lawyer on 9607 9336 and by email via Find out more by visiting the Ethics pages.

LIV Professional Standards Scheme

Protect your assets through the Scheme, which caps occupational liability at an amount of $1.5 or $10 million for eligible participants. Find out more about the Scheme.

LIV Find Your Lawyer Referral Service

Take advantage of the find your lawyer referral service, which represents a great opportunity for legal practices across Melbourne and regional Victoria to build a client base. Referrals are supplied by area of law, geographic location and preferred language to ensure client-practice compatibility. Find out more about out Referral Service by contacting (03) 9607 9567 and via email  

Access Critical Resources and Information

Research Services

Take advantage of the expertise and efficient research conducted by LIV librarians, providing you with the resources 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.


This premium news service keeps you informed on what’s happening in the law by providing a review of legal articles from top publications, legislative updates, relevant blogs and expert opinions – all in one email delivered daily. Manage your email subscriptions in your My LIV profile to ensure you receive this important resource.

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

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 legal profession by joining a practice section, committee or working group to help to inform legislative change. Find out how you can get involved.

LIV Mentoring

Get 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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