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Forum focuses on youth justice
Forum focuses on youth justice

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

Youth prisons should be closed down and young people who need to be in custody should go into small residential facilities close to their homes, a US youth justice expert told the...

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Top 10 rising stars
Top 10 rising stars

 Melissa Lirosi May 2017

At the 13th Victorian Legal Awards 10 emerging stars will be recognised. Nine of the 10 nominees: Ben Hine, Sach Fernando, Tara Stark, Steve Clayton, Jenny Tran, Jaclyn Smith...

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Careers in Law: Kristina Kothrakis
Careers in Law: Kristina Kothrakis

 Euan Flett Apr 2017

Kristina Kothrakis is a criminal lawyer at Doogue O’Brien George. She spoke to the LIV Young Lawyers about her career in criminal law.

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Careers in Law Profile: Elisa Turco, lawyer, Blackwood Family Lawyers
Careers in Law Profile: Elisa Turco, lawyer, Blackwood Family Lawyers

 LIV Young Lawyers Apr 2017

Elisa Turco is a family lawyer and accredited family law mediator with Blackwood Family Lawyers. She is a member of the LIV Young Lawyers...

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Tackling revenge porn
Tackling revenge porn

 Emily Scott Apr 2017

Due to the rapid increase in image sharing platforms, advances in technology and globalisation, revenge porn has become an unfortunate buzzword in recent years.

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Troubled teens
Troubled teens

 Elicia Savvas and Anoushka Jeronimus Apr 2017

Adolescent family violence (AFV) is a form of family violence with increasing public awareness. It generally refers to a range of violent behaviours by young people towards their parents...

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Trouble in 'juvie'
Trouble in 'juvie'

 Karin Derkley Apr 2017

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...

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City camping ban rough on homeless
City camping ban rough on homeless

 Veronica Holt Apr 2017

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...

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Closing a justice gap
Closing a justice gap

 Zoe Chan Apr 2017

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...

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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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