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Leading the charge on children and youth issues
Leading the charge on children and youth issues

 Legal Policy 28 Sep 2020

The Children and Youth Issues Committee is part of the Family Law Section and one of the LIV’s most dynamic committees following its expansion from focusing on youth justice to include family and parenting matters.

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LIV seeks clarification on whether using telecommunications to discuss voluntary assisted dying contravenes Criminal Code
LIV seeks clarification on whether using telecommunications to discuss voluntary assisted dying contravenes Criminal Code

 LIV Health Law Committee and Litigation Section 25 Sep 2020

The LIV is concerned that health practitioners could face criminal prosecution or unwarranted disciplinary action for discussing voluntary assisted dying via phone or electronically...

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Be alert to inadvertent collusion with elder abusers
Be alert to inadvertent collusion with elder abusers

 Karin Derkley 24 Sep 2020

Practitioners working with older clients need to take care they are not inadvertently colluding with perpetrators of elder abuse...
 

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Property and Environmental Law Section - September Newsletter
Property and Environmental Law Section - September Newsletter

 Property and Environmental Law Section 23 Sep 2020

The September edition of the Property and Environmental Law Section Newsletter is now available...

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LIV makes recommendations to strengthen education and prevention functions of IBAC
LIV makes recommendations to strengthen education and prevention functions of IBAC

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 22 Sep 2020

In a submission to the Victorian Integrity and Oversight Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has made recommendations to strengthen the education and prevention functions of the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)...

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A Reasonable Standard
A Reasonable Standard

 Gianna Fermo 15 Sep 2020

Mental illness is a prominent issue among the legal community. It does not discriminate between law students or legal professionals. The 2007 Beaton Consulting and Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative revealed that lawyers and law students have alarming rates of mental illness and symptoms. When compared to other professions, lawyers experienced the highest incidence of depressive symptoms.

 

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Leasing in a time of COVID-19
Leasing in a time of COVID-19

 Legal Policy 14 Sep 2020

The LIV Leases Committee provides a forum for LIV members to discuss the latest developments in residential and commercial tenancy law.

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Human rights charter guides pandemic response: A-G
Human rights charter guides pandemic response: A-G

 Karin Derkley 11 Sep 2020

Even in the face of the "wicked and infectious enemy" that is COVID-19, the government has continued to consider Victoria's Charter of Human Rights, Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said at the 2020 Higinbotham Lecture...

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Women lawyers need to assert themselves in virtual world
Women lawyers need to assert themselves in virtual world

 Karin Derkley 09 Sep 2020

Women lawyers should unmute their microphones and quickly raise a virtual hand to take opportunities offered in group video meetings, a conference was told recently...

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What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you
What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you

 Shaniya Vilash 07 Sep 2020

Many of us know the stress that law school and a legal career can bring. The countless sleepless nights studying for exams, preparing applications for clerkship season and giving it your all in an interview, only to find out it didn’t land you that dream job. Sound familiar?

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Young Lawyers Matter
Young Lawyers Matter

  Karen Finch 07 Sep 2020

During the first lockdown in Melbourne, I attended a virtual event organised by the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria. During that session, an incredibly accomplished, articulate, intelligent young lawyer made a comment that impacted me greatly – “My voice doesn’t matter.”

 

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A look into the LIV Disability, Elder and Health Law (‘DEHL’) Section
A look into the LIV Disability, Elder and Health Law (‘DEHL’) Section

 Legal Policy 07 Sep 2020

The ‘DEHL’ Section comprises of three Committees: Disability, Elder and Health. These Committees were merged at the  commencement of 2020, due to the overlap of interests and policy work.

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LIV provides feedback to the ACCC's Draft News Media Bargaining Code consultation
LIV provides feedback to the ACCC's Draft News Media Bargaining Code consultation

 Technology and Innovation Section 03 Sep 2020

The LIV, informed by the Technology and Innovation Section, has expressed concerns with the ACCC's Draft News Media Bargaining Code...

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Specialist legal service valued by LGBTIQ community
Specialist legal service valued by LGBTIQ community

 Karin Derkley 02 Sep 2020

Negative experiences with the justice system might explain why around 80 per cent of LGBTIQ people told a survey they preferred to get legal help from a specialist legal service...

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September LIJ online edition
September LIJ online edition

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Welcome to the September LIJ online edition. You can click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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