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

  • 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.

    Mon 29 May - 09:00 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • External Examiners Course

    This new course of education is for persons wishing to be appointed as an external examiner under the Uniform Law. It harmonises the existing external examiner courses and will enable successful participants to conduct external examinations in participating Uniform Law jurisdictions.

    Thu 15 Jun - 09:00 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Technology Competency and the Practice of Law

    Technology has changed how we communicate with clients and one another and has had an impact on virtually every aspect of the practice of law over the past decade. Because of this, technology has brought with it a new understanding by regulators and the courts of what it means to be a competent lawyer.

    Mon 19 Jun - 09:00 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Practice Management Conference Stream 1

    This conference presents an exciting opportunity for lawyers in all stages of their own practice journey to learn the key techniques and information they need to succeed. If you are just starting out in your own practice, or looking into the option, the sessions in Stream 1 featured on this page are designed for you.

    Thu 22 Jun - 08:30 AM
    The Events Centre, Collins Square

    727 Collins St, Melbourne

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  • Essential Skills CPD Catch-Up

    Need to rectify your CPD for 2016, or want to get a head-start on your compliance requirements for the new year? This interactive half-day seminar is the ideal way to get three compulsory CPD units while also building your practical skills and knowledge of ethical best practice.

    Tue 20 Jun - 01:00 PM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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