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Find support to start and manage a law practice and learn key techniques for running a successful business.

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Browse the full list of resources designed to help you manage your practice successfully and ethically.

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Ethics & Practice Support

Complimentary Member & Practice Support services to help you to return to COVID normal

Introducing a range of NEW and enhanced services from November 2020.

The Law Institute of Victoria is investing in expanding and diversifying our support for members in these unprecedented times. We are now able to offer members a number of new or extended services that have been designed to assist practitioners understand the impact of COVID-19 on their Firms and facilitate a phased return to onsite work as Victoria moves towards COVID normal.

The free and confidential services are provided by a panel of experienced and highly qualified subject matter experts, and have been designed to complement existing services, tools and resources.

Last financial year our teams provided assistance and advice to address more than 5,300 enquiries.

How can we help you?

Fatoum Souki

For small practices like mine, LIV membership is so important. The law is constantly changing, and the LIV helps me stay on top of what's happening. I always appreciate the objective perspective the LIV is able to give me about practice management and ethical issues.”
Fatoum Souki, Principal Solicitor, Souki Lawyers.

Ethical Guidance (Existing Service)

Access confidential ethics guidance, support and resources to assist lawyers in making informed decisions, including accessing confidential support via the Ethics help line, submitting a ruling request to the LIV Ethics Committee, staying on top of ethics guidelines and ruling updates, and participating in ethics professional development workshops.

T: 03 9607 9336

Practice Support Line (Existing Service)

Access support via the Practice Support helpline regarding starting, managing and closing a legal practice, human resources, day to day practice issues and requirements and obligations under the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

T: 03 9607 9378

Employment Law Advisory Service (New Service)

Providing confidential advice to members with respect to employment law issues arising from the impact of COVID-19.

The service is available to:

  • Individuals with personal employment law queries related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Practitioners, Managing Partners or Legal Practitioner Directors of an Incorporated Legal Practice with enquiries related to the conduct of their practice, where their practice has no more than 5 PC holders (unless otherwise agreed on a case by case basis).

Contact us for a referral:

T: 03 9607 9378

Infection Control and COVIDSafe Planning (New Service)

Providing advice on infection control principles and the development of a COVID Safe Plan for your legal practice.

Contact the Practice Support Line for a referral:

T: 03 9607 9378

You can also visit the LIV COVID-19 Hub for information and resources for the legal profession.

Practice Management Consultancy Service (Now includes Cashflow Management advice)

The Practice Management Consultancy Service (PMConsult) is a bespoke confidential service designed to assist practitioners who may need a helping hand to develop their practice and risk management skills and comply with the Uniform Law and Legal Profession Uniform Rules.

The service compliments the existing Practice Support Line and provides an additional layer of support via a confidential and complimentary one-on-one consultancy service which is designed to work with practitioners to strengthen areas of practice management and develop remedial action plans.

The service has been expanded to provide access to experts who can assist with cashflow management, guidance on government assistance programs and practice strategy.

T: 03 9606 9329

Trust Accounting (Existing Service)

The Trust Consultancy Service (TrustConsult) is a confidential service designed to support legal practitioners implement sound management practices, or validate existing practices, in the way trust money and trust records are handled, ensuring the Uniform Law and Legal Profession Uniform General Rules requirements are met.

The services range from a telephone help line to a one-on-one consultancy service with an experienced practitioner with significant expertise in trust management.

T: 03 9607 9447

Wellbeing (Existing Service)

24/7 support and counselling provided to LIV members.

Talking with a counsellor can help you identify and resolve issues that may be causing you difficulty. LIV members have free access to a diverse range of private and confidential advice – face-to-face, over the phone or online.

Services are delivered by our expert partner AccessEAP.

You can access this service free of charge for up to three hours per issue per year. Confidentiality is assured and personal details will not be passed on to anyone at the LIV.

To access the service, call 1800 818 728. You can arrange to speak with a consultant over the phone, online or meet face-to-face.

For information on making an online booking, please click here.

Member Benefits View Full Benefits List

  • November–March CPD Program

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your compliance requirements, the Law Institute of Victoria has again expanded its usual concentrated CPD program to begin this November. Browse the November to December 2021 schedule now!

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  • Free 24/7 Support

    LIV members have free access to a diverse range of private and confidential advice – face to face, over the phone or online.
    Services are delivered by our new partner AccessEAP.

    Call 1800 818 728

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  • Join the LIV for the 2021/22 membership year

    Become part of a community of more than 18,500 members. Join the LIV and support your career in law by gaining access to valuable connections, resources and education while driving excellence in the profession.

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  • Find Your Lawyer Referral Service

    The Find Your Lawyer service averages 3500 phone and online requests per month and is a great way for member firms to build a client base. Referrals are supplied by area of law, geographic location and preferred language to ensure client-practice compatibility.

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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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