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Law Week triumphs despite COVID-19 restrictions
Law Week triumphs despite COVID-19 restrictions

 Karin Derkley 28 May 2020

Two months ago the COVID-19 lockdown put a question mark over whether Law Week would even happen this year. Now, the Victoria Law Foundation is celebrating the wrap-up of a hugely successful week, with hundreds of people attending some sessions despite most of the more than 100 events being held online...

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Lawyers share remote hearing experiences under COVID-19
Lawyers share remote hearing experiences under COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 26 May 2020

Legal practitioners are being asked to share their experience of remote hearings and civil litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic to help researchers understand how remote justice is working...

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LIV card fast-tracks members into courts
LIV card fast-tracks members into courts

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV members card exempting practitioners from court security screenings to meet distancing requirements during COVID-19 has won universal praise by lawyers who hope it's here to stay...

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LIV tells parliament of pandemic’s impact on profession
LIV tells parliament of pandemic’s impact on profession

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV has told a parliamentary committee the legal profession has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, with regional practitioners who were still reeling from January’s bushfires particularly affected...

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Online legal help leader recognised with award
Online legal help leader recognised with award

 Karin Derkley 13 May 2020

It is perhaps fitting that the COVID-19 restrictions prevented Justice Connect's Kate Fazio from picking up her Telstra Businesswoman's Award for Purpose and Social Enterprise in person...

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Surge in inquiries to LIV practice support lines
Surge in inquiries to LIV practice support lines

 Karin Derkley 07 May 2020

Calls to the LIV's practice support line are expected to surge again when new regulations around remote signing and witnessing of documents are released by the Victorian state government...

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Practice tips for lawyers
Practice tips for lawyers

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 May 2020

Contingency planning is essential for practitioners as the crisis unfolds.
 

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Zoom sessions keep Young Lawyers connected during COVID-19
Zoom sessions keep Young Lawyers connected during COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2020

Young lawyers learned last week how to present themselves positively in a virtual world in the first of what will be a fortnightly online series free for all LIV members...

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May LIJ flipbook
May LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2020

Welcome to the May LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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From the president: From bushfires to COVID-19
From the president: From bushfires to COVID-19

 Sam Pandya 01 May 2020

The LIV aims to ensure members are fully updated as the legal profession adapts to changing circumstances.

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2020

I write to register my unequivocal opposition to the proposal that solicitors should be able to charge contingency fees in class actions...

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Practising law in the time of COVID-19
Practising law in the time of COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2020

Lawyers are finding creative ways to practise in the shutdown. Six lawyers share details of their remote working lives.

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Members COVID-19 support package
Members COVID-19 support package

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2020

An LIV COVID-19 support package includes subsidies worth $4 million.

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Courts respond to COVID-19
Courts respond to COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2020

Most Victorian court hearings are now being conducted remotely using audio-visual conferencing...

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Ethics: Beware of  modifying practice
Ethics: Beware of modifying practice

 Donna Cooper and Michael Dolan 01 May 2020

Ethical thinking and good practice is critical during the COVID-19 crisis.

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