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Pay gap shock
Pay gap shock

 Carolyn Ford 22 May 2018

Justice Chris Maxwell has a message for law firms paying male lawyers more than female lawyers for the same or equivalent work; please explain...

 

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LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion
LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion

 LIV Media 22 May 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria opposes mandatory sentences and believes Victoria’s magistrates and judges must retain discretion when it comes to sentencing, adding the “special reasons exception” must be retained for people with serious mental health issues.

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Courts should make the call on diversion
Courts should make the call on diversion

 Karin Derkley 21 May 2018

Not referring people charged with low level offences to a diversion program was a “wasted opportunity” for them to make changes in their lives, a Law Week forum was told last week...

 

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Victorian Legal Awards honour 'Leaders in Law'
Victorian Legal Awards honour 'Leaders in Law'

 LIV Media 21 May 2018

The 14th Victorian Legal Awards proudly sponsored by PEXA honoured the outstanding achievements of the legal profession in Victoria this year...

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Think laterally to stay sustainable
Think laterally to stay sustainable

 Karin Derkley 16 May 2018

Any conversation about sustainability in the legal profession has to take into account the "missing middle" currently not receiving any legal advice, Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay said....

 

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Lawyer wellbeing: the elephant in the room
Lawyer wellbeing: the elephant in the room

 Carolyn Ford 15 May 2018

Legal profession leaders must walk the walk, not just talk the talk about support for lawyer wellbeing, according to Australia's leading researcher on judicial stress, Carly Schrever...

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Pesutto on law and order
Pesutto on law and order

 Karin Derkley 15 May 2018

Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto believes there is a "pronounced discordance" between the legal sector and the general public...

 

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Lawyers say #MeToo
Lawyers say #MeToo

 Karin Derkley 10 May 2018

"Gobsmackingly bad" cases of sexual harassment are rife in the law and other professions, and journalists are working towards making them public...

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Law Week for lawyers
Law Week for lawyers

 Karin Derkley 08 May 2018

Plenty of Law Week events will interest lawyers as well as the general public. In amongst the more than 180 events are sessions for legal professionals...

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Forum to challenge toxic law and order narrative
Forum to challenge toxic law and order narrative

 Karin Derkley 04 May 2018

The justice community is trying to find ways to shift the "toxic" narrative on law and order as we head into a Victorian election...

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Budget boost for courts and justice system
Budget boost for courts and justice system

 Karin Derkley 02 May 2018

Increased funding for courts, identified by the Law Institute of Victoria as a top priority in its pre-budget submission, has been welcomed by the Victorian legal profession...

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LIV welcomes investment in our courts in state budget
LIV welcomes investment in our courts in state budget

 LIV Media 01 May 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes and strongly supports the $257.4 million investment in the state’s justice system, which was announced in today’s state budget...

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A wellness KPI: implications for Australian law
A wellness KPI: implications for Australian law

 Andrew Clarke 01 May 2018

Two prominent firms have advocated for wellness and wellbeing to become a mainstream issue for management. In late 2016, national firm Medibank...

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The innovators
The innovators

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2018

These nominees for the Victorian Legal Awards Pexa Innovation Award are shaking things up...

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Have your say
Have your say

 Sophie Suelzle 01 May 2018

LIV members can make a difference in their practice areas and communities by joining an LIV committee...

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