Find out how to vary your practising certificate to be authorised to receive trust money and link to the VLSB+C approved course.

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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.

External Examination

  • Change to Examination Year - The trust account reporting period for law practices is now 1 April to 31 March in the following year. Read more

  • New External Examiner Course - The Legal Services Council recently approved a new course of education for persons wishing to be appointed as an external examiner. Read more

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.

About the Scheme

Upcoming Activities

  • CPD Intensive 2018

    Taking place on 21 March at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, the CPD intensive gives you the opportunity to obtain points in all mandatory compliance areas in a single day.

    Wed 21 Mar - 09:00 PM
    Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

    25 Collins St, Melbourne,3000

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  • CPD Program: February - March 2018

    Short on points? The LIV has you covered. Our 2018 program offers sessions covering all practice areas - available in-person, online and via video.



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