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Understaffing and overcrowding causing unrest in youth detention centres – LIV
Understaffing and overcrowding causing unrest in youth detention centres – LIV

 LIV Media Mar 2017

Overcrowding and understaffing is contributing to unrest in Victoria's youth detention centres and putting the safety of young people and staff at risk...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has the power to investigate police misconduct complaints but refers roughly 90 per cent to Victoria Police...

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According to law
According to law

 Judge Amanda Chambers Mar 2017

This is an address by Judge Amanda Chambers, president of the Children’s Court of Victoria, who was guest speaker at the Community Opening of the Legal Year at the...

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Lawyers fear youth crackdown
Lawyers fear youth crackdown

 Karin Derkley Mar 2017

Youth advocates are alarmed by new tough on crime measures that ignore longer term declines in youth offending in Victoria. A year of violent youth crime, along with riots...

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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi Feb 2017

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. Practitioners are faced with finding practical solutions for clients...

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Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law
Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law

 Catherine Dorian Feb 2017

Young Lawyer Catherine Dorian, winner of the LIV Golden Gavel for 2016, reflects on the not-so-strange bedfellows...

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Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities
Ask the Guru: Retirement villages and aged care facilities

 Melissa Lirosi Feb 2017

Do you know the non-legal issues your client should consider when looking to move to a retirement village...

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Starting out: 10 ways to get the basics right and avoid common mistakes
Starting out: 10 ways to get the basics right and avoid common mistakes

 Suzan Gencay Feb 2017

Starting out a career in the legal profession is not easy. We all make mistakes and learn and grow from our experiences...
 

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LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees
LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The LIV welcomes the announcement by the Attorney General that the federal government will ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention...

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Meet the 2017 Young Lawyers president
Meet the 2017 Young Lawyers president

 Phoebe Blank Feb 2017

The 2017 president of the LIV Young Lawyers (YL) is Phoebe Blank. We spoke with Phoebe about her career and experiences, and to find out...

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Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity
Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The LIV is concerned about recent media commentary that suggests a therapeutic approach by magistrates and the judiciary is to blame for...

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Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook
Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

Welcome to the Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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Mixed response to crackdown on youth crime
Mixed response to crackdown on youth crime

 Law Institute of Victoria Feb 2017

Reforms intended to tackle a spate of youth crime have been met with a mixed response from Victoria’s youth justice sector. The reforms were announced...

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Time to reinvest in justice
Time to reinvest in justice

 Tiffany Overall Feb 2017

Youth justice reforms need to be tough on the causes of crime. Since the notorious Moomba riots in 2016 there has been a negative media narrative on youth crime in Victoria...

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