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Member Benefits Tailored to Graduates

Our commitment to the development of your legal career begins well before your first job. LIV education, mentoring and networking opportunities are specifically designed to ensure you are adequately prepared to launch a successful career in law. Cultivate your skills, make valuable connections and give your career the best start possible by becoming a member.

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

  • Access LIV Young Lawyers educational programs, resources, networks and supports. This dynamic branch of the LIV was established to enhance the legal skills, knowledge and professional networks of members in the early stages of career development and supports all practitioners under the age of 36 and new lawyers with less than six years of post-admission experience.
  • Attend the Ideas for Careers workshop series and annual LIV Legal Careers Fair for guidance and help defining your career path.
  • Receive invitations to LIV Young Lawyers networking events. Graduate members also receive an invitation Your Future in the Law, an annual event for law graduates and new lawyers designed to provide insight on what to expect as you begin your career in law.

Wellbeing and personal development
Wellbeing and Personal Development

  • Tap into the LIV's mentoring program to receive personalised advice and career guidance from experienced practitioners and members of the judiciary.
  • 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.

Critical news and information
Critical News and Information

  • Read expert career advice and fresh insights into the future of the profession on the Young Lawyers Blog and quarterly Young Lawyers Journal.
  • Stay informed of the latest legal updates with the LIV’s members-only daily LawNews email, featuring a curated list of valuable news articles from respected publications such as The Age and AFR.
  • Receive a complimentary subscription to the LIV’s award-winning Law Institute Journal and gain access to special features, important news, insights on courts and judgements and critical information to prepare you for practice.
  • Join the social media conversation and follow the LIV’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts for immediate updates on timely legal topics.

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 library’s mail out, custom research and document supply services.
  • Receive discounts on legal texts, books and forms purchased from the LIV Law Books website and bookshop.

Advocacy and influence
Advocacy and Influence

  • Build skills and advocate for important issues by joining one of the LIV Young Lawyers committee’s seven sub-committees for lawyers who are new to the profession.
  • Contribute a submission to Young Lawyers publications.


Further Information

Graduate membership is available to members who have completed a law degree but who are not yet admitted to practice.

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