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December LIJ online edition
December LIJ online edition

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2020

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

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Contents – December LIJ
Contents – December LIJ

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2020

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From the president: 2020 challenges bring rewards
From the president: 2020 challenges bring rewards

 Sam Pandya 01 Dec 2020

This year of uncertainty meant we had to be flexible, open-minded, resilient and compassionate.

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 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2020

Attempting to conflate the sale of wildlife in Wuhan with livestock farming in Australia is absurd…

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Diversity paper: Call to firms to push for inclusion in the profession
Diversity paper: Call to firms to push for inclusion in the profession

 Sam Pandya 01 Dec 2020

LIV president Sam Pandya’s new paper ‘Positive Action, Lasting Change: Advancing cultural diversity in the Victorian legal profession’, extracted here, recommends firms drive ethnic and cultural diversity at all levels.

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Diversity: Firms target structural blocks to entry
Diversity: Firms target structural blocks to entry

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2020

Law firms are trying to address the barriers that are holding back culturally diverse lawyers from senior roles.

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Young Lawyers: Embracing diversity
Young Lawyers: Embracing diversity

 Yasin Azra 01 Dec 2020

At 17, after a long journey from the Afghan warzone, including a stateless existence in Pakistan and a crossing from Indonesia in a fishing canoe, Yasin Azra arrived in Australia ready to contribute and make a difference.

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Young lawyers: Levelling the playing field
Young lawyers: Levelling the playing field

 Muluka Said 01 Dec 2020

More needs to be done to combat unconscious bias in regards to candidates from low socio-economic and diverse backgrounds.

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Interview: Year of positive change for Court reformer
Interview: Year of positive change for Court reformer

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2020

Chief Magistrate Lisa Hannan fast-tracked her plan to leverage technology and improve the Court’s access to justice with the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Opinion: Age old problem needs new response
Opinion: Age old problem needs new response

 Melanie Joosten 01 Dec 2020

Perpetrators of elder abuse, often the adult children of victims, must be held accountable.

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Mental health: State of mind
Mental health: State of mind

 Paul Horvath and Ines Perkovic 01 Dec 2020

As the world is turned on its head by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is timely to discuss mental health in the legal profession.

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Sentencing: Resolving a controversy
Sentencing: Resolving a controversy

 Tim Marsh 01 Dec 2020

A recent decision has brought clarity and certainty to the relevance of personality disorders to sentencing.

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Class actions: Caught in a custody battle
Class actions: Caught in a custody battle

 Andrew Paull and Eleanor Toohey 01 Dec 2020

This article explores the tension between judge-led and legislative reform of the class action mechanism – a jurisprudential debate with deep historical roots.

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Access to justice: Remote hearings – the new normal?
Access to justice: Remote hearings – the new normal?

 Chirag Patel 01 Dec 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, the courts have become adept at conducting hearings online. However, Chirag Patel believes their future use should be limited to ensure access to justice is not compromised. 

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Family law: A precedent for unprecedented times
Family law: A precedent for unprecedented times

 Radu Catrina 01 Dec 2020

How the Family Law Courts have treated the continued operation of, and frequent non-compliance with, parenting orders in the wake of COVID-19.

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