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2020 LIV Council Elections

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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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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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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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From the president: Adapting to virtual reality
From the president: Adapting to virtual reality

 Sam Pandya 01 Sep 2020

It is inspiring to see members reaching out and connecting via new technologies.

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 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

I have read that class actions are being lined up relating to the COVID-19 situation...

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Sexual harrassment: High Court apology signals shift in response
Sexual harrassment: High Court apology signals shift in response

 Karin Derkley 01 Sep 2020

The legal profession isn’t alone in suffering high rates of sexual harassment but its entrenched culture of power and hierarchy perpetuates the problem.

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Workplace: Stage 4 calls for COVID-safe plans
Workplace: Stage 4 calls for COVID-safe plans

 Michelle Gunn 01 Sep 2020

Restriction fatigue has resulted in a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases and a delayed timeline to return to the office. Planning for effective infection control measures is vital.

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Opinion: Don’t just stand there, do something
Opinion: Don’t just stand there, do something

 Anthony Massaro 01 Sep 2020

Legal profession leaders, particularly men, must stand up and call out sexual harassment.

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Welcome: Judge Fran Dalziel
Welcome: Judge Fran Dalziel

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Judge Fran Dalziel was welcomed to the County Court of Victoria on 5 March. Among the speakers was LIV president Sam Pandya. This is an edited version of his speech.

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Farewell: Judge Judith Small
Farewell: Judge Judith Small

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Judge Judith Small was farewelled as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court on 20 April. Among the speakers was LIV president Sam Pandya. This is an edited version of his speech.

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Remote practice: Tips and tricks – Electronic briefing, hearings, mediations and conferences
Remote practice: Tips and tricks – Electronic briefing, hearings, mediations and conferences

 Dr Anna Parker and Johannes Schmidt 01 Sep 2020

Technological options available for electronic briefing, hearings, mediations and conferences ensure productive, efficient and professional engagement in remote legal practice. 
 

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Wages: Fair play – Securing employees’ rights
Wages: Fair play – Securing employees’ rights

 Chris Molnar 01 Sep 2020

The high incidence of underpayments by employers is a serious employment issue. government responses include some key initiatives to ensure employees are paid correctly.

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Environmental law: An onus on prevention
Environmental law: An onus on prevention

 Nicholas Witherow 01 Sep 2020

The introduction of a general environmental duty will impose a positive obligation on licensed premises and previously unregulated entities to undertake ongoing assessment of risk to adapt to changes in technology. 

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