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If you would like to practise the law in another state, find out how you can apply for a Certificate of Fitness from the LIV.

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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

  • Online CPD - Legal Education Videos

    Earn CPD points, in your own time, at your own pace. The LIV offer a wide range of online legal education videos covering all CPD compliance areas, available direct from the LIV website.

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  • LIV Practice Management Course

    This course has been expertly designed to provide the essential business and financial knowledge and skills to help lawyers transition to principal of their own practice or move into partnership.

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