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Putting your legal career on the line
Putting your legal career on the line

 Stephanie Pasharis 01 Apr 2016

Academic misconduct can affect your fitness to practise law. With greater access to information online and growing reports of students purchasing ghost written assignments, academic misconduct is an increasing concern...

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President's report
President's report

 Linda Rayment 01 Apr 2016

As the LIV Young Lawyers president for 2016 I look forward to creating opportunities for our members. I feel privileged to have been elected the LIV Young Lawyers (YL) president for 2016...

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Editorial
Editorial

 Adam Wakeling 01 Apr 2016

We have started 2016 with the important topics of ethics, etiquette and professional reputation. Looking to the future, there are three things that are important to me which I would like to see the YLJ and blogs address over 2016...

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Chief Crown Prosecutor on CCOs
Chief Crown Prosecutor on CCOs

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2016

Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC has been reported saying community corrections orders (CCOs), introduced by the previous state government to replace suspended sentences, don’t work and immediate law reform...

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Unlocking thinking on prisons
Unlocking thinking on prisons

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2016

With each prisoner costing $100,000 a year to incarcerate, and 99 per cent of prisoners eventually being released from prison, many to reoffend, new thinking is needed about how to deal with offenders, a forum held by the Centre...

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Getting to yes sooner
Getting to yes sooner

 Steve White 01 Apr 2016

A preliminary phone conference between the mediator and the parties is just one way of reaching a resolution sooner. In 1991, as part of a “how to sell course” I undertook while working for IBM, I was given a copy of Fisher and Ury’s...

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The merit of NPV
The merit of NPV

 Alexandra Fogarty 01 Apr 2016

Monetary and other costs will have a major influence on whether to settle for a discounted amount at mediation. A simple net present value formula can help with the decision-making. Many lawyers will glaze over...

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Technology in mediation
Technology in mediation

 Nussen Ainsworth and Meghann Clark 01 Apr 2016

While technology will not replace the role of the mediator, there are technological tools that practitioners can use to support their existing practice. Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a lesser known tool under the... 

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A healthy environment
A healthy environment

 Tim McFarlane 01 Apr 2016

Practical factors, including the choice of venue and seating arrangements, are often overlooked but can greatly assist in achieving a successful mediation. Several years ago the University of Melbourne... 

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Ready, Set, Go
Ready, Set, Go

 Jonathan Kaplan 01 Apr 2016

Thoroughly preparing yourself and your client for mediation and adopting a conversational rather than adversarial role could be the key to a successful mediation. Some time ago, a solicitor marched into a...

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Just no choice
Just no choice

 John Sharkey 01 Apr 2016

Five judgments have been delivered to date concerning s8 of the Commercial Arbitration Act 2011. They provide guidance on the prospects of court proceedings being halted with the parties left to arbitrate their disputes...

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The paramount duty
The paramount duty

 Jessica Andreacchio 01 Apr 2016

The Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015 set out various duties that lawyers should be aware of. Throughout the mediation process, a lawyer must first be an officer of the court and then...  

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Surviving your grad year
Surviving your grad year

 Jing Zhu 01 Apr 2016

It’s important to develop your reputation in your first year in the legal profession. So you’ve landed the dream job: you’ve interviewed, tested, clerked, interned and researched your way into that position you’ve had your eye...

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How we can help
How we can help

 Donna Cooper 01 Apr 2016

The LIV Ethics Department and the Ethics Committee can help young lawyers with ethical dilemmas. On 1 July 2015 the Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules 2015 replaced the previous conduct rules...

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Out and about
Out and about

 Andrea Samardzija 01 Apr 2016

Socialising for young lawyers doesn’t have to revolve around drinks – treat yourself to some alternatives. This year the LIV Young Lawyers is focusing on wellbeing...

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