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Taking legal services to communities
Taking legal services to communities

 Karin Derkley 13 Jul 2018

Bringing together Aboriginal women for a day of pampering and activities is how Djirra, formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria, gets its message out about its legal services...

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Homelessness and women
Homelessness and women

 Vanessa Shambrook 02 Jul 2018

One of the main reasons women are at risk is related to gender-based economic and financial inequality...

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Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth
Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth

 Carolyn Ford 02 Jul 2018

Former Family Court Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson has not retired from the fight for children's rights...

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Theatre enhances dialogue
Theatre enhances dialogue

 Kleo Cruse 02 Jul 2018

Law Week initiative, South Sudan Voice, aims to improve understanding of the stresses facing the Sou th Sudanese community...

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LIV calls for more frontline services to prevent and reduce elder abuse in Victoria
LIV calls for more frontline services to prevent and reduce elder abuse in Victoria

 LIV Media 15 Jun 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has called for more funding to support frontline services to help prevent and reduce elder abuse in the Victorian community...

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Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018
Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018

 Lara Freidin 04 Jun 2018

The LIV wrote to Minister Neville outlining its concerns with the human rights implications of post-sentence detention of persons that are already serving sentences for serious violent offences.

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New law catches up
New law catches up

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2018

CLCs have played a role in furthering the rights of young trans people. There is a gradual yet pronounced change happening in access to justice...

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Resilience building key for lawyers
Resilience building key for lawyers

 Elena Tsalanidis and Vanessa Shambrook 01 Jun 2018

In a demanding and stressful profession it is important to create a positive environment. This year wellbeing and resilience building is a key part of the Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) agenda...

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Lawyers hear horror stories
Lawyers hear horror stories

 Carolyn Ford 25 May 2018

Tracey Spicer spoke at the LIV Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial lunch of the "toxic misogyny and masculinity" rife in Australia's workplaces and the NOW Australia campaign that has been launched to support its victims...

 

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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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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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What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?
What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?

 LIV Young Lawyers 21 May 2018

As a member of the LIV you have the opportunity to join over 90 committees and contribute your time, knowledge, expertise and passion to law reform, policy advocacy and professional development in a particular area of law...

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Find confidence to just jump in, women told
Find confidence to just jump in, women told

 Karin Derkley 17 May 2018

Women need to have faith in opportunities when they arise "and just jump in", says a speaker at this Wednesday's Women in Leadership conference Anna Svenson...

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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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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

A gender issue: In the feature “It cuts both ways” (LIJ March 2018), Calum Cook makes the incredible statement that issues...

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