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LIV Library, Bookshop & Meeting Rooms are open.

Limited access and COVIDSafe rules apply. 

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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

Reopening of the LIV Library, Bookshop and Mediation & Meeting Rooms

LIV library and bookshop have reopened Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Visits to the library and bookshop are restricted to 15 minutes. COVIDSafe rules and capacity restrictions apply.

Visitors are encouraged to contact the LIV Library or LawBooks Bookshop in advance so staff can assist with your request in anticipation of your visit.

LIV Library

LawBooks Bookshop

External room hire

The LIV's state-of-the-art facilities are available to hire for meetings and mediations from Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Boxed catering options available. COVIDSafe rules and capacity restrictions apply. Visit the Mediation & Meeting Rooms page to learn more.

All visitors to level 13 will be required to sanitise hands prior to entry, report to front desk, take temperature and sign-in and complete short declaration. You will not need to sign in if you are dropping off or collecting a book from front desk reception.

Please be aware that we must comply with caps for each space. If we have more visitors than permitted, you may be requested to wait in our foyer or on the ground floor or return at another time.

We appreciate your co-operation as we return to COVID normal and welcome back our members.

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 Webinar and Online Video) 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.