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COVID-19 Hub.

The one-stop source of information for the legal profession.

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Information from key stakeholders including the VLSB+C, VLA, LPLC and government bodies.

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LIV's response including wellbeing, member services and support and fees change for 2020 membership.

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Click here for the latest information from state and federal courts.

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COVID-19 Information & Resources for the Legal Profession

The LIV is closely following the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic government directives and we remain “open for business” to support members through these challenging times.

Keeping practitioners up to date

We have established this ‘one-stop shop’ for the profession to ensure support for members and the legal profession during these uncertain times. This page contains all the actions we are taking at the LIV to deliver continuity of services, tools and guides for members including practice contingency planning, working from home advice, current information from the courts, the regulator and the broader legal sector, as well as other useful information and advice. This hub is constantly being updated; check these pages regularly for the latest information. Updates are also being communicated each day via LawNews.

If you are after policies for your own firms please click here for copies of the generic polices which firms can adapt and adopt.

Engagement with the sector

We have met with the Chief Magistrate earlier this week about operations of the Magistrates Court. We are now meeting weekly  to discuss impact on the Criminal Justice Sector with the heads of Jurisdiction (Court of Appeal, Supreme , Heads of the Crime, Civil and Family Violence Lists and stakeholders from across the criminal justice sector including, VLA, Justice, FCLC, Corrections, Police, OPP, CDPP, CrimBar, each court and CSV – this group is chaired by Judge John Cain on behalf of the Chief Justice. We are meeting with the Chief Justice to discuss the Courts/Tribunals approach to managing commercial/common law lists going forward so we can advise members. 

The Legal Services Commissioner, CEO of Vic Bar, CEO of LPLC and myself will be meeting weekly from next week to discuss issues arising for the profession and how we are supporting them, particularly as we are all leading up to renewals for the next financial year.

Adam Awty
Chief Executive Officer

From the LIV President, Sam Pandya

Message to members (14 July 2020)

Video update to members explaining the LIV’s advocacy efforts with the courts, directing members to the LIV's COVID-19 Information hub and urging members to stay (virtually) connected with each other and to the LIV (26 March 2020).

LIV President Sam Pandya reaches out to LIV members to assure you of the LIV's commitment to providing wellness resources, industry updates and overall support (20 March 2020). Watch the video.  

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