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Three mistakes lawyers make in legal drafting
Three mistakes lawyers make in legal drafting

 LIV Professional Development 24 Nov 2017

Legal drafting is a skill that should be continuously improved upon throughout your career in law. There are always new strategies to be learned, and as with any skill, if it is not used often enough it can grow stale... 

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VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care
VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care

 Karin Derkley 24 Nov 2017

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) says a case that involves parents who don't want their children in temporary care to be immunised is an important test of how far the government can go in over-riding the authority of parents...

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County Court to survey users on Monday
County Court to survey users on Monday

 Karin Derkley 23 Nov 2017

Anyone visiting the County Court on Monday 27 November is likely to be approached by a purple t-shirt-wearing volunteer and asked to participate in a five-minute court user survey...

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How to choose the best practice management system for your firm
How to choose the best practice management system for your firm

 Steve Tyndall and Jackie White 23 Nov 2017

NextLegal founder and technology consultant Steve Tyndall and NextLegal financial systems consultant Jackie White share their tips...

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Pro bono contribution on the rise
Pro bono contribution on the rise

 Karin Derkley 23 Nov 2017

Law firms with a strong pro bono culture tend to have happier, more fulfilled lawyers and lower staff turnover, says Australian Pro Bono Centre CEO John Corker...

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Parole system imperfect but risk of harm down
Parole system imperfect but risk of harm down

 Carolyn Ford 22 Nov 2017

Exposure to risk of harm from parolees has been further reduced in Victoria, the Adult Parole Board (APB) says in its 2016-17 annual report...

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LIV Academy Review - Business Law
LIV Academy Review - Business Law

 Andrew Tsirikis 22 Nov 2017

Andrew Tsirikis, Lawyer at Foster Nicholson Lawyers, recently attended the Business Structuring workshop in the LIV’s Academy Series in Business Law and writes of his experience of the session...

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1st William Ah Ket Scholarship winner says true diversity not just a numbers game
1st William Ah Ket Scholarship winner says true diversity not just a numbers game

 Karin Derkley 22 Nov 2017

The winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship, government solicitor Thomas K Abraham, says the way to achieve true diversity in the law is to focus on the benefits that diversity brings rather than seeing it as a numbers game...

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Lessons in chambers: LIV Judicial Mentor Program (part 2)
Lessons in chambers: LIV Judicial Mentor Program (part 2)

 Ashleigh Morris 21 Nov 2017

This year the LIV was pleased to offer the newest members of the profession a unique opportunity to be mentored in groups by a member of the judiciary...

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Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds
Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds

 Karin Derkley 20 Nov 2017

Findings from the Northern Territory youth detention royal commission have implications right across the country, including Victoria where a new youth detention centre is currently in construction, say youth justice advocates...

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Nominate lawyers to show profession’s appreciation
Nominate lawyers to show profession’s appreciation

 Karin Derkley 17 Nov 2017

Nominate lawyers you admire for the 2018 Victorian Legal Awards – that’s the message from Kot Monoah, the winner of the 2017 Rising Star Award...

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Error in LIV Contract of Sale of Business (June 2014)
Error in LIV Contract of Sale of Business (June 2014)

 Commercial Law Section 17 Nov 2017

There is an incorrect reference to section 38-480 of the GST Act in General Condition 8.3(b) of the June 2014 LIV Contract of Sale of Business. The reference should in fact be to section 38-325 of the GST Act.

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Law Institute of Victoria 2017 Annual General Meeting
Law Institute of Victoria 2017 Annual General Meeting

 LIV Media 16 Nov 2017

Three new members have been elected to the Law Institute of Victoria Council, following Wednesday night’s LIV Annual General Meeting in Melbourne...

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Three practice management strategies to reduce risk
Three practice management strategies to reduce risk

 LIV Professional Development 15 Nov 2017

Practice management failures are the underlying cause of many professional indemnity claims. Here are three simple practice management strategies you can use to minimise risk...

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YLJ Flipbook - Summer Edition
YLJ Flipbook - Summer Edition

 Young Lawyers Journal 15 Nov 2017

Welcome to the YLJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify text and click through to read about your favourite article and find out about upcoming YL events...

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