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A new type of ‘junior work’
A new type of ‘junior work’

 Fabian Horton 01 May 2018

Many commentators on the “what work junior lawyers can and cannot do” seem to have a misconception on where junior lawyers can add value. This is based on two issues...

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What is your cover for cyber attacks?
What is your cover for cyber attacks?

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Mar 2018

Cyber security risks should be at the forefront of practitioners’ minds in this current environment. These risks come in many forms and only some of them are covered by LPLC’s professional indemnity insurance policy...

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Mar 2018

Professional indemnity policy of insurance-construction; non-disclosure and misrepresentation...

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Professional development career advice: goal setting & career management
Professional development career advice: goal setting & career management

 Liz Atchison, Manager LIV Professional Development 07 Feb 2018

LIV Human Resources and Professional Development expert Liz Atchison shares her advice to all developing lawyers on how to effectively develop and implement a goal and career management strategy for 2018...

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Stories sought for history of solicitors
Stories sought for history of solicitors

 Karin Derkley 11 Dec 2017

In the late 1850s, a group of 12 solicitors met regularly at the Mitre Tavern in Bank Place off Collins Street to feast on bread, huge wheels of cheese and beer drunk from pewter pint pots...

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Three career-boosting activities you can do in one day
Three career-boosting activities you can do in one day

 LIV Professional Development 14 Nov 2017

It's no secret that almost everyone working in the corporate world is short on time, and the legal profession is no exception. Fortunately, there are plenty of career-boosting activities you can do in just one day. Here are three to get you started...

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LIJ podcast: Emotional Intelligence - an essential attribute for lawyers
LIJ podcast: Emotional Intelligence - an essential attribute for lawyers

 Law Institute Journal 10 Nov 2017

Shaneen Argall, Human Resources Director at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and Jeremy Lanzer, Senior Associate in Corporate Law at ABL, talk emotional intelligence...

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Emotional intelligence in practice
Emotional intelligence in practice

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2017

In a recent advertisement for a senior commercial lawyer, along with the usual requirements for first class legal technical skills, research and commercial skills, is another key selection criterion applicants need to have mastered: emotional intelligence...

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Interesting times in family law; the Hon Alastair Nicholson
Interesting times in family law; the Hon Alastair Nicholson

 Carolyn Ford 27 Oct 2017

These are “interesting times” in family law and a collaborative approach to this area of practice has merit, according to the Hon Alastair Nicholson QC, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia 1988-2004...

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The trouble with IBAC
The trouble with IBAC

 Merys Williams 02 Oct 2017

It's time for an independent investigation of police misconduct complaints....

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Tech Competency: A New Standard
Tech Competency: A New Standard

 Fabian Horton 01 Sep 2017

A thorough knowledge of technology is becoming necessary for Australian legal practitioners. More courts are expecting it and much of modern law uses it...

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Charging For Access To Justice
Charging For Access To Justice

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Sep 2017

Access to justice has increasingly become a catch-cry that the legal profession has been invited to address. Professional discipline for overcharging nonetheless remains as a critical vehicle to police illegitimate impediments in this regard...

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Legal showcase
Legal showcase

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jul 2017

The Victorian legal night of nights celebrated the outstanding work of lawyers across the community. Recognition of the work done by the Legacy Caseload Working Group at the...

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Anatomy of a deal
Anatomy of a deal

 Karin Derkley 01 Jul 2017

After two and a half years and tens of thousands of lawyer hours, MinterEllison helped finalise a transaction that realised a windfall for Victoria and won the firm Deal of the Year...

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LIV recognised by the Professional Standards Councils for helping to protect members
LIV recognised by the Professional Standards Councils for helping to protect members

 LIV Media 27 Jun 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria has been officially recognised for supporting eligible members to protect themselves against...

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