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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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That should be illegal
That should be illegal

 Julianna Marshall 01 May 2018

Many women lawyers would have grown up without contemplating that they could be paid less because they were female. Our natural expectation of pay equity is highlighted...

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New super chair to fight for members’ interests
New super chair to fight for members’ interests

 Karin Derkley 03 Apr 2018

Legalsuper chair Kirsten Mander is concerned about the low caps on super contributions which disadvantage women...

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Game changers to come
Game changers to come

 Molina Asthana 03 Apr 2018

Despite increased participation of women in sport, inequality remains in pay, conditions, recognition and media attention...

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Spiral of circumstances sends women to prison
Spiral of circumstances sends women to prison

 Karin Derkley 08 Mar 2018

Almost every woman in Victoria’s prisons has a background of poverty, disadvantage and gendered violence, a conference heard this week...

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