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LIV Young Lawyers
Elisa Turco is a family lawyer and accredited family law mediator with Blackwood Family Lawyers. She is a member of the LIV Young Lawyers...
Practising certificate fees are under review. The LIV has engaged economic advice to examine the Victorian Legal Service Board’s proposed 2018 increases which range from 1.5 per cent...
Hosting international delegates gives us the opportunity to learn about what works in other jurisdictions. Nothing focuses the mind better than being asked, with the aid of an interpreter...
Law Institute Journal
Nous Group consultant Stephanie Milione, LIV president Belinda Wilson, keynote speaker Tasneem Chopra and Chief Justice Marilyn Warren at the Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch 2017...
The LIV’s role in regulating the legal profession was the unexpected hot topic at this year’s Conference of Council. The session brought in two panel members from outside of the law...
Continuing Legal Education
Applying restorative justice in child protection proceedings provides vulnerable families with the opportunity to achieve positive change...
Overcrowding, understaffing and a punitive culture are fuelling unrest at Victoria's youth detention centres. Victoria's troubled teens are being locked up in isolation for up to 23 hours...
Justice Young Persons
How and where to practise law is a question all lawyers face once qualified. The LIJ spoke to five practitioners who chose regional Victoria as the place to hang their shingle...
Approach to the meaning of statutory unconscionable conduct – whether knowledge of officers and employees can be aggregated and attributed to a corporation to find the corporation...
Consumer Law Courts Judgment
In Re Culleton [No 2]  HCA 4 (3 February 2017) the High Court (sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns) held that Senator Rodney Culleton was incapable of being chosen as a...
Constitutions Courts Judgment Taxation
Council amendments will have serious ramifications for Melbourne’s homeless population. On 7 February 2017, in a contentious move, City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee...
Human Rights Justice Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono Young Persons
Justice Connect's Stage 2 Access provides free legal help to vulnerable teens. For trans and gender-diverse teens, access to Stage 2 hormone treatment...
Diversity Human Rights Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono Young Persons
The meaning of retail premises continues to occupy the attention of the courts. The term “retail premises” has occupied the courts on occasion since the introduction...
Ethics Committee and Ethics Liasion Group
Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules 2015 – Rule 27. A solicitor who was the sole executor of the estate, solicitor for the estate and a material witness was not...
Why be a mentor? A good mentor is important for any lawyer’s progress. A mentor can give advice and guidance in relation to case strategies and legal issues but can also provide support...
CPD & Networking