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LIV offices remain closed until further notice.

Though we are working remotely to support our members.

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LIV Services & Support

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

  • We have created this Information Hub to be the one-stop source of information for the legal profession
  • Relevant staff and teams are working remotely to deliver member services
  • CPD and education programs have been moved to online formats
  • LIV Practice Contingency Planning resources and Practice Notes on witnessing and signing documents are available HERE.

We remain available to help with any queries you may have. 


Quick Contacts

Department Phone Email
Reception and Service & Support Concierge 03 9607 9311
Membership Inquiries 03 9607 9470
Find Your Lawyer Referral Service 03 9607 9550
Library 03 9607 9360
Ethics Guidance Telephone Service 03 9607 9336
Practice Support Line 03 9607 9378
CPD Compliance 03 9607 9328
Law Institute Journal 03 9607 9319
LIV Costing Service 03 9607 9403
Law Books 03 9607 9348
Media Inquiries 03 9607 9597
Sponsorship 03 9607 9385

Your Wellbeing

First and foremost your wellbeing and that of your colleagues is the most important consideration.

LIV Professional Wellbeing: Recognising and responding to ‘Social Isolation' (Post 23 March 2020)

LIV Member Employee Assistance Program

24/7 support and counselling is available for LIV Members (provided by Converge International). You can call 1300 687 327 for confidential advice anytime.

Communications and LIV's response

Please check our website, daily LawNews email and social media channels for the latest information. See below for announcements and resources:

Access to Member Facilities

We are seeking to limit external visitors to levels 12 and 13, 140 William Street and our member facilities are unavailable until further notice. Access to facilities including meeting rooms, library and bookshop will be reviewed in early 2021.

External room hire

We will not be taking any external room hire bookings until further notice.

LIV Library

  • The physical LIV Library is closed to external visitors until further notice, however, digital resources are accessible to eligible LIV members 24/7 and the library team will be available via phone (03 9607 9360) or email ( Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.
  • Returns: The due date for outstanding items on loan has been extended to 1 February 2021. As the library remains temporarily closed, please return books by post (PO Box 263, Melbourne VIC 3001) or DX (LIV Library, DX 350, Melbourne).
  • Services: The legal archive and legal research services are temporarily suspended, however urgent requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. All queries and requests for support should be directed to

Law Books bookshop and online store

The LIV Law Books bookshop is closed and we are experiencing delays in the processing and delivery of online orders.  In an effort to keep our team safe, bookshop staff are only periodically going to the bookshop to process online orders. As a result, there will be a delay in dispatching orders, and a further delay from Australia Post, who are also taking longer than usual to process and deliver items.

LIV Activitites and CPD


Face to face CPD sessions and other activities will cease until further notice. We are offering our CPD activities remotely (via Webinars and Online Videos) working with our presenters to minimise the impact on your learning.

If you have already booked to attend a CPD session or conference, we will automatically transfer your booking to webinar attendance. Should you not receive a specific email about your registration, please contact or 03 9607 9311.

Member social events

All social events are cancelled or postponed. Registrants for the events will be contacted by email.

Committee meetings

No committee or section meetings will be held face-to-face until further notice. Our Legal Policy and Young Lawyers sections are in contact with committee chairs that have meetings scheduled within the next month to ask whether meetings can be postponed, cancelled or held via email or teleconference.

2020 Accredited Specialisation Program

The LIV is working to ensure the continuity of the 2020 accredited specialisation program.  We understand that our members are experiencing unforeseen disruption to their work practices due to COVID-19.  To assist, we are extending the application timeframes for this year’s program. Click here for more information.

We are also working to provide additional candidate support through learning resources and digital access for study groups and are developing plans to continue the delivery of the assessments, exploring digital delivery of the written examination and oral assessments.

Please contact  or 03 9607 9460 if you have any questions. 

Member Services & Support

LIV Membership - Latest Updates, COVID-19

See HERE for the latest information and updates for LIV Membership, including fee reduction announced for 2020-21 membership year (announced 28 April 2020).

Ethics advice line and practice management support

We will continue to offer these services. For ethics support call 03 9607 9336 and for practice support call 03 9607 9378 or you can email the team on No external face-to-face visits will be undertaken until further notice.

LIV Practice Notes, Practice Contingency resources and other information for the profession, available HERE.

Law Institute Journal (LIJ)

The LIJ will be temporarily published in digital format only due to COVID-19. Digital links will be sent to members and subscibers on the first working day of the month.

The LIV is committed to bringing members the LIJ as it has done monthly since July 1927. To ensure that you get your copy:

  • Check that your email details on your profile are up to date HERE.
  • If you have previously unsubscribed from LIV email communications you can update your preferences to receive the LIJ HERE.

Legal Referral Service

The LIV’s Find Your Lawyer Referral Service will continue to operate via phone (03) 9607 9550, email and online.