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Youth justice reforms undermine system
Youth justice reforms undermine system

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Measures introduced in recent youth justice reforms threaten to undermine the foundations of Victoria’s youth justice system, according to a letter to the Victorian state government...

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Write way forward
Write way forward

 Andrea de Souza Jun 2017

I graduated from Monash University with a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of arts. Then I attended the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. I worked as a law clerk at Slater and Gordon...

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How mentoring works
How mentoring works

 Phoebe Blank and Chris Molnar Jun 2017

I commenced working alongside Chris in July 2016. Chris has been a great mentor. We have an informal long term mentoring style which often involves informal discussions in our office...

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Where there’s a will
Where there’s a will

 Andrea de Souza Jun 2017

Brendan Lacota is the principal lawyer at the Moonee Valley Legal Service, an LIV councillor and co-chair of the YL Reform Committee. He is also co-founder of Onlinewillkit.com, a site aimed at improving access to basic legal services for everyone...

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June LIJ flipbook
June LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Jun 2017

Welcome to the June 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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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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Homelessness and Public Amenity
Homelessness and Public Amenity

 Clara Bradley Mar 2017

The number of people falling victim to homelessness in the City of Melbourne has increased by 74% since 2014. The drastic increase has made homelessness more visible...

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