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The LIV has issued a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth...
Access to Justice Advocacy Child Welfare Courts Criminal Procedure Justice Punishment Sentencing Young Persons
Every year in around mid-Feb the LIV registration phone starts ringing. Calls range from the calm and conscientious to the mildly panicked...
We call on our leaders in law for help in educating the public. Within the first two months of this year we have seen a public assault on some of the most...
Courts Criminal Procedure
Help is at hand for members. I am writing in the wake of the Bourke Street tragedy. Our focus at the LIV was to ensure our people were safe, that counselling...
Law Institute Journal
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has the power to investigate police misconduct complaints but refers roughly 90 per cent to Victoria Police...
LIV staff have spoken with more than 700 members as part of LIV’s Engage initiative since it launched mid last year, according to member engagement coordinator Trisha Narayan...
Community Opening of the Legal Year: 2016 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year Uncle Jack Charles, LIV Councillor and past president Caroline Counsel, musician Archie Roach...
Bebe Loff and Dr Liz Bishop
A community-based restorative justice intervention project is aimed at survivor-victims of sexual violence. Despite the implementation of continuous reform since the 1980s..
Australia Day celebrations: LIV president Belinda Wilson attended the Australia Day celebration at Government House, hosted by Governor of Victoria the Hon Linda Dessau...
The LIV Council meets 10 times a year to consider matters of importance to members, the legal profession and the community. At the 10 February meeting Council welcomed new members...
Work on LGBTI issues reflects DLA Piper’s own practices on diversity and inclusion. DLA Piper has, for many years, provided pro bono assistance to organisations and individuals...
Diversity Human Rights Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono
Why be a mentor? I have had wonderful mentors both as a student and now as a practitioner and I think it is important to pay that forward and mentor younger people...
Administrative Appeals Tribunal: Danica Buljan, Anna Burke, Alison Murphy and Kim Parker have been appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal...
Victoria’s legal history is closely tied to its many historic court houses. The fire that ravaged the historic Moonee Ponds court house in June last year is a reminder...
LIV Young Lawyers
Asylum seekers applying for a protection visa from the Australian government face an arduous application process...
Access to Justice Asylum
CPD & Networking