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Future litigation funding approaches
Future litigation funding approaches

 Steven Sapountsis 17 Feb 2016

I thank the [organisers] for asking me to attend to discuss any initiatives or learnings that the Law Institute of Victoria has on future funding approaches to litigation...

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What’s the point of CPD?

17 Feb 2016

Belonging to a learned profession carries with it certain obligations and responsibilities.

Bearing in mind the imminent end of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) year on 31 March 2016, here is a brief reminder of why we must make sure we fulfil our CPD requirements, and how to get the most out of every CPD offering.

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Contingency fees position paper released
Contingency fees position paper released

 Andrew Tabone 17 Feb 2016

Law practices in Victoria are currently prohibited from charging contingency fees (also known as damages - based billing) in relation to matters involving disputes or litigation.

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LIV calls for introduction of contingency fees to increase access to justice
LIV calls for introduction of contingency fees to increase access to justice

 Kerry O'Shea 17 Feb 2016

Contingency fee arrangements should be allowed to increase access to justice by people who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford to pay legal fees...

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What’s the point of CPD?
What’s the point of CPD?

 Steven Sapountsis 17 Feb 2016

Belonging to a learned profession carries with it certain obligations and responsibilities...

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Tips to impress as a junior lawyer
Tips to impress as a junior lawyer

 Thomas Hobbs 16 Feb 2016

It really doesn’t matter if you’re still in law school, recently graduated, undertaking PLT/SLT or have just landed your first major role in the legal profession...

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Melbourne sets dates for 20th Commonwealth Law Conference in March 2017
Melbourne sets dates for 20th Commonwealth Law Conference in March 2017

 Kerry O'Shea 16 Feb 2016

Melbourne has secured dates for the prestigious 20th Commonwealth...

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Tips to impress as a junior lawyer

16 Feb 2016

It really doesn’t matter if you’re still in law school, recently graduated, undertaking PLT/SLT or have just landed your first major role in the legal profession – there are some basics you should nail in terms of how you represent yourself to others.

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LIV comments regarding surrogacy inquiry
LIV comments regarding surrogacy inquiry

 Sarah Bright 12 Feb 2016

Surrogacy is not a new concept. ‘Traditional surrogacy’, involving the egg of a surrogate mother and the sperm of the Commissioning (intended) father has been around for centuries.

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Cultural inclusivity in the legal profession: “This is not Morocco – it’s Australia 2016, isn’t it?”

11 Feb 2016

At the Conference of Council last Monday, one of the sessions was entitled “Diversity in the workplace – emerging challenges and opportunities”.

During that presentation, one speaker reminded us of the difficulty in identifying and dealing with unconscious bias.

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Cultural inclusivity in the legal profession: “This is not Morocco – it’s Australia 2016”
Cultural inclusivity in the legal profession: “This is not Morocco – it’s Australia 2016”

 Steven Sapountsis 11 Feb 2016

At the Conference of Council last Monday, one of the sessions was entitled “Diversity in the workplace – emerging challenges and opportunities”...

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Stronger IBAC legislation welcomed by LIV
Stronger IBAC legislation welcomed by LIV

 Kerry O'Shea 10 Feb 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Bill 2015. The amendments included in the Bill will strengthen the Independent Broad-based...

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New LIV council member
New LIV council member

 Kerry O'Shea 10 Feb 2016

Louise Akenson has been selected to fill a casual vacancy on LIV Council until December 2016.

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Navigating challenges
Navigating challenges

 Linda Rayment 09 Feb 2016

From mastering how to answer those curly exam questions to getting work experience to time based billing – the road to becoming an experienced lawyer has its share of challenges...

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Sentencing guidance reference
Sentencing guidance reference

 Gemma Hazmi 09 Feb 2016

Advising the Sentencing Advisory Council on the most effective legislative mechanism to provide sentencing guidance to the courts in a way that promotes consistency and confidence in the criminal justice system.

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