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Legal fast talkers take on the Golden Gavel
Legal fast talkers take on the Golden Gavel

 Karin Derkley 16 Aug 2018

Alice Cooney, now a lawyer at the Office of Public Prosecutions, reckons her uni job hosting kids parties dressed up as a super hero will stand her in good stead to take on this year's Golden Gavel Competition.

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On the move
On the move

 Law Institute of Victoria 16 Aug 2018

Here are some of the latest moves by lawyers and firms...

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De novo appeals a vital 'safety net'
De novo appeals a vital 'safety net'

 Karin Derkley 14 Aug 2018

Scrapping the right of a defendant to have their Magistrates' Court criminal matter heard anew in a higher court is unjustified and could lead to miscarriages of justice, practitioners have warned...

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Using your law degree for systematic advocacy
Using your law degree for systematic advocacy

 Nicholas Dodds 14 Aug 2018

In my brief time as a member of the LIV Young Lawyers Law Reform Committee, I have learned that there is no shortage of causes deserving of the...

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Commercialisation of Victoria's Land Titles Registry and the Mandated Use of PEXA
Commercialisation of Victoria's Land Titles Registry and the Mandated Use of PEXA

 Property and Environmental Law Section 10 Aug 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) is concerned by the most recent cyber security incident involving theft of money being paid as part of property transfers transacted using PEXA...

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Women lawyers get to speak up at Warren Moot
Women lawyers get to speak up at Warren Moot

 Karin Derkley 07 Aug 2018

More women lawyers will have the chance to speak in court, with the number of teams competing in this year's Warren Moot to be doubled...

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Addiction requires compassion
Addiction requires compassion

 Carolyn Ford 07 Aug 2018

Victoria’s judges have been urged to show compassion when dealing with addicted accused by a leading Canadian physician and author visiting Melbourne...

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Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law
Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law

 Catherine Dorian 07 Aug 2018

Young Lawyer Catherine Dorian, winner of the LIV Golden Gavel for 2016, reflects on the not-so-strange bedfellows...

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Legal aid protects the powerless: outgoing CEO
Legal aid protects the powerless: outgoing CEO

 Karin Derkley 06 Aug 2018

A vibrant and well-resourced legal safety net requires strong and principled leadership from people who matter, outgoing Victorian Legal Aid CEO Bevan Warner said at his farewell speech last week...

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The Inconvenient Reality
The Inconvenient Reality

 Ian Bloomfield 02 Aug 2018

The need for law firms to act on cyber security is overwhelmingly compelling...

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No penalties for Modern Slavery non-compliance
No penalties for Modern Slavery non-compliance

 Karin Derkley 02 Aug 2018

The LIV has described as "fundamentally flawed" the fact that new federal legislation to combat modern slavery does not include penalties against companies that fail to comply with its requirements...

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Our LIV Young Lawyers members reach out this winter
Our LIV Young Lawyers members reach out this winter

 LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee 01 Aug 2018

In the midst of Melbourne’s chilly winter, the LIV’s Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee has partnered with Orange Sky, an influential not-for-profit...

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Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018
Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018

 Dr Elizabeth Shi 01 Aug 2018

In 2016, the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work found significant exploitation of workers in the labour hire industry. The Victorian State Government responded to the Inquiry’s recommendation...

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Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities
Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities

 Melissa Lirosi 01 Aug 2018

Do you know the non-legal issues your client should consider when looking to move to a retirement village...

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August LIJ flipbook
August LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2018

Welcome to the August LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising.

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