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Making the most of the Easter break
Making the most of the Easter break

 Belinda Wilson Apr 2017

LIV president Belinda Wilson shares her tips to making the most of the Easter break. With a solid 4 days off, unlike the hollow Easter eggs that we are about to receive (fingers crossed!)...

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Tips for choosing the right Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show
Tips for choosing the right Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show

 Belinda Wilson Apr 2017

With 556 shows taking place in more than 100 venues across Melbourne over the next two and a half weeks, the most difficult decision is who to see...

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Presidential reading list
Presidential reading list

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

Reading has always been an important pastime, but it in recent years it has come second to the ever-mounting stack of emails, submissions and board papers. I am sure that I am not alone in this predicament...

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Get your pitch in order
Get your pitch in order

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

To all those that clicked on the link to the blog thinking that it was a guide to cricket, my apologies. With delegates from more than 52 countries in town this week for the Commonwealth Law Conference...

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Be a chameleon – Five tips to a successful career
Be a chameleon – Five tips to a successful career

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

Speaking at a Young Lawyers event this week to welcome graduates and new lawyers to the profession, I realised just how fluid a legal career can be. My career has evolved...

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Be bold for change – International Women's Day is not just about women
Be bold for change – International Women's Day is not just about women

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

Yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day – a day to call all of us, irrespective of gender, age or...

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Do I have to be nice to the AI? Well that’s your choice, but you do have to talk to it
Do I have to be nice to the AI? Well that’s your choice, but you do have to talk to it

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

With artificial intelligence becoming a bigger part of our lives, questions arise about how we interact with it...

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Why the fixation with Trump? Rule of law, business and governance
Why the fixation with Trump? Rule of law, business and governance

 Belinda Wilson Feb 2017

I have never shown much interest in American’s politics, yet I now find myself scouring the papers each morning to get my daily Trump dose.

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Five tips to keep that holiday feeling and beat the return to work blues
Five tips to keep that holiday feeling and beat the return to work blues

 Belinda Wilson Feb 2017

By now the summer holidays are a distant memory as we trade in natural sunlight with the harsh and stark reality of fluorescent office lighting...

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Making the profession better
Making the profession better

 Steven Sapountsis Dec 2016

This is my last column as LIV president (I have obstinately resisted calling it a “blog”). I came to the position without an agenda, but worked out quickly that I wanted to do what I could...

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Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices
Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices

 Steven Sapountsis Dec 2016

The recent annual general meeting and directors’ meeting of the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has encouraged me to write something to help our members...

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Determining capacity – the importance of guidelines
Determining capacity – the importance of guidelines

 Steven Sapountsis Dec 2016

On Tuesday 6 December the LIV is launching Capacity Guidelines, a tool to assist practitioners make an assessment of their client’s capacity...

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The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders
The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders

 LIV President Steven Sapountsis Nov 2016

Recent renewed media headlines about governments needing to get even tougher on crime...

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Hospitality and learning are the currencies for the Commonwealth Law Conference
Hospitality and learning are the currencies for the Commonwealth Law Conference

 LIV President Steven Sapountsis Nov 2016

The 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne were widely hailed as the best games ever. At least part of the reason for their success was the gracious...

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Time for reflection: 10 Highlights from the LIJ in 2016
Time for reflection: 10 Highlights from the LIJ in 2016

 LIV President Steven Sapountsis Nov 2016

As lawyers, we read much for work – contracts, court documents, legislation and judgments. And there is much available about the way we practise, or should...

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