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Member Benefits Tailored to New Lawyers

Reach your full potential and achieve your career goals by becoming a member of the LIV. Membership unlocks access to tailored professional development, career resources and profile-building opportunities designed to address the unique challenges and situations many new lawyers encounter. Cultivate your skills, make valuable connections and accelerate career progression by becoming an LIV 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 supports all practitioners under the age of 36 and new lawyers with less than six years of post-admission experience.
  • Receive members discounts on LIV education programs, workshops, CDP sessions and online education to support your ongoing professional development. 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.
  • Attend the Ideas for Careers workshop series for guidance and help defining your career path.
  • Receive invitations to LIV networking events and ceremonies, including the Victorian Legal Awards, Legal Fun Run, Golden Gavel competition and complimentary Members Christmas Party.

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.
  • Tap into the LIV's mentoring program and receive personalised career guidance and support from experienced practitioners and members of the judiciary, as well as the opportunity to take part in an informal member-to-member mentor service.

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. Take advantage of the library’s mail out, custom research and document supply services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Ethics and professional guidance

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 expert advice on disciplinary complaints.
  • Receive guidance on starting, managing or closing a practice, as well as day-to-day practice issues by calling our Practice Support Line.

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.

Critical news and information

Critical News and Information

  • 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 LIV’s award-winning Law Institute Journal and gain access to special features, important news, insights on courts and judgements and information to support your practice.
  • Read expert career advice and fresh insights into the future of the profession on the Young Lawyers Blog and quarterly Young Lawyers Journal.
  • 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.


Further Information

New Solicitor membership is available to members admitted to practice after 1 January 2018 who hold a current practising certificate.

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