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VLA Child Protection Guidelines
VLA Child Protection Guidelines

 Sarah Bright 18 Mar 2016

The LIV welcomes the proposed changes to the child protection guidelines in light of the 2014 legislative reforms created by the Children Youth & Families (Permanent Care & other matters) Act 2014...

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Unrepresented litigants and additional costs
Unrepresented litigants and additional costs

 Steven Sapountsis 17 Mar 2016

A recently decided case in the Supreme Court of Victoria involving an unrepresented litigant reminded me of the issue of cost transference that a member raised with me last year...

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Unrepresented litigants and additional costs

17 Mar 2016

A recently decided case in the Supreme Court of Victoria involving an unrepresented litigant reminded me of the issue of cost transference that a member raised with me last year.

Whether it’s because of an inability to afford the cost of lawyers or otherwise, it is undoubted that there is much unmet legal need and greater incidences occurring where parties represent themselves in litigation.

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Flat soles or high heels – firms need gender diversity to best serve clients
Flat soles or high heels – firms need gender diversity to best serve clients

 Michelle Dixon 15 Mar 2016

Women may make up more than 60 per cent of law graduates but this is not reflected in the number of female partners in large...

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Flat soles or high heels – firms need gender diversity to best serve clients

15 Mar 2016

Women may make up more than 60 per cent of law graduates but this is not reflected in the number of female partners in large law firms or in other leadership positions within the law.

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Strengthening the protection afforded to families against family violence
Strengthening the protection afforded to families against family violence

 Steven Sapountsis 10 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has long been an advocate of addressing the harm and dislocation caused by family violence...

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LIV committed to strengthening the protection afforded to families against family violence

10 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has long been an advocate of addressing the harm and dislocation caused by family violence, and has been proactive in advocating changes to make it easier for families affected by family violence to obtain the advice and protection they need.

For more than two decades the LIV has constituted a family violence portfolio, currently chaired by past LIV president Caroline Counsel.

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What they forgot to tell you in TV shows
What they forgot to tell you in TV shows

 Sylvie Alston 07 Mar 2016

Four things newly admitted solicitors should know when starting out! Television shows frequently attempt to glamorise the role of young lawyers, but few identify the real issues...

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What they forgot to tell you in TV shows . . . four things newly admitted solicitors should know when starting out!

07 Mar 2016

Television shows frequently attempt to glamorise the role of young lawyers, but few identify the real issues young lawyers face once they have been admitted. Whether you’ve secured a job or not, the LIV Young Lawyers (YL) recognises that newly admitted solicitors often feel pressure to know all the answers.

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LIV Refugee Law Reform Committee chair wins Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year
LIV Refugee Law Reform Committee chair wins Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year

 Kerry O'Shea 07 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria is delighted that LIV’s Refugee Law Reform...

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Doing the right thing
Doing the right thing

 Steven Sapountsis 03 Mar 2016

The law is an honourable profession, yet sometimes lawyers do the wrong thing – though they may not realise it at the time...

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Doing the right thing

03 Mar 2016

The law is an honourable profession, yet sometimes lawyers do the wrong thing – though they may not realise it at the time.

Most of us would be prepared to accept that the common law test for professional misconduct is that propounded in Allison v General Council of Medical Education and Registration [1894] 1 QB 750 as “conduct which would reasonably be regarded as disgraceful and dishonorable by professional brethren of good repute and competency”.

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Access to justice review
Access to justice review

 Keren Murray 02 Mar 2016

The LIV has long advocated for reforms to the Victorian justice system to...

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LIV makes more than 100 recommendations for improved access to justice
LIV makes more than 100 recommendations for improved access to justice

 Kerry O'Shea 02 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has made 104 recommendations for improvements in access to justice in its submission to the Department of Justice and...

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How to improve your time management skills
How to improve your time management skills

 Melissa Lirosi 01 Mar 2016

Whether you are a student or a newly admitted solicitor, managing time effectively is essential to a successful work day and a balanced life...

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