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LIV facilities open from 29 November 2021.

COVIDSafe measures apply in line with Victorian Public Health Orders.

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Get a head start on your compliance requirements with Part 1 of the LIV's expanded CPD program. Webinars are interactive and delivered by industry experts.

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Part 2 runs from February to March and includes established LIV intensives and conferences, along with shorter online workshops and seminars.

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The LIV proudly presents "Intensive Week". Join us for the Property Intensive on 16 March, Succession Intensive on 17 March & Family Intensive on 18 March.

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Make your points count with the LIV

To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your compliance requirements, the Law Institute of Victoria has again expanded its usual concentrated CPD program, beginning in November 2021.

Part 1: November to December 2021

Stop, Reflect & Prepare

Part 1 of the program, developed in collaboration with LIV committees and industry experts, provides opportunities to review legislative and procedural changes from the past year, refresh core knowledge or upskill in a new area, and enhance skills that extend beyond black letter law.

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Part 2: February to March 2022

Propel Your Practice Forward

Part 2 of the expanded CPD program features the established CPD intensive and conferences you’ve come to expect, as well as shorter online seminars and workshops.

The program features high-calibre speakers, interactive learning opportunities and expert panel discussions, all designed to help you navigate practice challenges, enhance soft skills critical to success and propel you and your practice forward.

The LIV’s CPD program goes beyond fulfilling your compliance requirements for the year, it provides quality education that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice into the future.

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The full program will be online for registration from Monday 17 January 2022. Early bird and additional offers will be available to exclusively LIV members.

Quality, relevant and tailored CPD in key practice areas

The February–March CPD schedule covers 11 practice areas and all career stages.

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial & Business Law
  • Costs Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • In-house
  • Personal Injury
  • Practice Management
  • Property Law
  • Succession & Elder Law
  • Workplace Relations & Employment Law

Key features of LIV professional development

  • Interactive and practical sessions that include opportunities to engage directly with presenters and peers
  • Tailored advanced learning for Accredited Specialists and experienced practitioners
  • Convenient options to fit your schedule
  • High-calibre speakers
  • Relevant learning developed in collaboration with industry experts
  • On-demand CPD videos in key areas of law to watch in your own time
  • Workshops to develop core skills

Compliance requirements

All lawyers with practising certificates are required to complete 10 units of CPD between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. LIV Accredited Specialists are required to complete 12 units of CPD before 31 March.

Please note, the cap on private study for the 2021/22 practising year has been reinstated; any CPD activity viewed or listened to on your own time is classed as private study of audio/visual material. There are no limits to how many units you can undertake by participating in a webinar or online CPD activity in real time.

Visit LIV Compliance for additional information on CPD requirements, rules and verification.

  • LIV Lunchtime Learning Webinars

    LIV Lunchtime Learning sessions are highly practical and cover critical legislative changes and best practices across a range of subject matters and practice areas.

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  • Part 1: November–December CPD Schedule

    Stop, reflect and prepare for the year ahead with Part 1 of the LIV’s concentrated CPD program. Consisting of 15 high-quality sessions, the digital program covers 10 practice areas and all career stages.

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  • Year in Review sessions in key areas of law

    Unpack key decisions, reforms and developments from the past 12 months in sessions designed for Accredited Specialists and experienced practitioners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my continuing professional development requirements for the 2021/22 practising year?

    If you hold a current practising certificate, you need to complete 10 hours of CPD activities each year. The CPD year runs from 1 April through to 31 March of the following year. LIV Accredited Specialists must complete an additional 2 CPD hours for a total of 12 CPD units between 1 April and 31 March to maintain accreditation. Eight of the 12 units must be in your area of specialisation.

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  • Have there been changes to CPD compliance requirements due to COVID-19?

    For the 2021/22 practising years the cap on private study of 5 hours has been reinstated. This cap had been removed for the 2019/20 and 2020/22 practising years due to face-to-face CPD events being cancelled and the need to practise social distancing and/or working remotely due to COVID-19.

    See the VLSB+C website for additional information on continuing professional development obligations.

  • How can I keep track of CPD points accrued through the LIV?

    LIV members can keep track of CPD points with the LIV’s free online tracker tool, which is accessible through your MY LIV profile. For your convenience, CPD units accrued via live LIV CPD education activities are automatically added to your My CPD Record and can be relied on as evidence of participation. This online record can also be used to record non-LIV CPD activities, however evidence in support of those activities needs to be retained separately.

    Please note: This service applies to live professional development, such as Zoom webinars and face-to-face sessions. CPD points accrued through on-demand videos and other legal education products are not automatically added to your CPD record.

    CPD activities are self-assessed. Compliance area(s) indicated on the LIV website and in corresponding reading material are intended to serve as a guide only.

  • What is the LIV doing to ensure its CPD program is COVID-safe?

    To ensure the safety of participants, speakers and LIV staff, our entire November–March CPD program will run in a digital format. LIV professional development has successfully run through Zoom since March 2020. Our virtual professional development is designed to encourage participant interaction utilising polls, Q&As and virtual breakout rooms.

  • What are some of the features of LIV online professional development?

    The LIV’s online professional development is run through Zoom and is designed to encourage interactivity.

    Features include:

    • Opportunities to ask questions and interact with our presenters and other attendees via polls, Q&As and digital breakout rooms
    • Short wellbeing breaks for any webinar longer than 2 hours
    • Supplementary reading material, including PowerPoint presentations used by speakers, emailed to all registrants following the webinar
    • A free recording of the session
  • What do I need to know about attending a webinar? What do I do if I experience technical difficulty?

    LIV webinars, streamed via Zoom, enable you to participate in a live, interactive learning experience whenever and wherever you are.

    Register as you would for any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details on the morning of the event.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email address. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event start time, please contact the events team on email or phone 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars or if you have technical difficulties, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

    If you require additional assistance, please call Zoom Support toll free at any time on 02 8015 2088 and quote the meeting number found in your webinar email.