The Legal Services Council recently approved a new course of education for persons wishing to be appointed as an external examiner.

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Ensure you know your requirements as a practising lawyer with regard to continuing professional development (CPD) standards.

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Formerly the Limitation of Liability Scheme, the Professional Standards Scheme allows eligible members to limit their occupational liability.

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About Legal Compliance

The LIV is the Victorian Legal Services Board’s delegate for regulatory functions relating to:

  • trust account compliance
  • external examinations
  • compliance audits
  • CPD compliance
  • fidelity fund investigations.

The LIV also undertakes external interventions of law practices, on appointment from the Board.

Uniform Law

  • Regulation of the Victorian legal profession – the LIV is no longer responsible for issuing practising certificates or receiving complaints about lawyers.
  • Act and regulations.

For more information on the Uniform Law, including resources such as fact sheets and precendents, visit our Uniform Law portal.

Professional Standards Scheme

The Scheme is a statutory professional standards and consumer protection scheme, established under the Professional Standards Act 2003 and enforced by the courts.

Upcoming Activities

  • Property Law Conference

    With e-conveyancing becoming the new norm, technology competency being expected of lawyers, and upcoming changes to key forms such as the Contract of Sale of Real Estate, it’s never been a more dynamic time to be a property lawyer. Register now to obtain the latest insights from experts in their fields and discover new information that will benefit your property law practice.

    Fri 25 Aug - 08:30 AM
    RACV City Club

    501 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Bookkeepers Trust Recording Workshop

    This workshop is suitable for bookkeepers new to trust account recording and anyone wanting a detailed understanding of the changes brought about by the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015, which commenced 1 July 2015.

    Fri 18 Aug - 09:00 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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