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April LIJ flipbook
April LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

Welcome to the April 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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Similarities and differences
Similarities and differences

 Anna Parker and Suzanne Bettink Apr 2017

Families are often involved in both the Children’s Court and the Family Law Courts. practitioners should be aware of the main differences in the laws and processes of the two jurisdictions...

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Troubled teens
Troubled teens

 Elicia Savvas and Anoushka Jeronimus Apr 2017

Adolescent family violence (AFV) is a form of family violence with increasing public awareness. It generally refers to a range of violent behaviours by young people towards their parents...

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Diminishing powers
Diminishing powers

 Fleur Ward Apr 2017

The Children’s Court of Victoria is an important socio-legal institution and the legislative framework underpinning it must empower the Court to determine independently and fully...

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Parents lacking capacity
Parents lacking capacity

 Siobhan Mansfield Apr 2017

There is a need for legislative clarity regarding the role and impact of litigation guardians. Vu entered a Thai refugee centre as a child. While there, she was violently raped and became...

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Easing the pain
Easing the pain

 Emma Litleton Apr 2017

In April 2016, the Victorian parliament passed the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act. The legislation will have an impact on seriously ill children and eventually the wider community...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

I read your cover story “Night court a first step” (March 2017 LIJ) with interest. As an experienced bail justice, I agree that something needs to be done to curb the crime wave gripping this state...

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PC Fees under review
PC Fees under review

 Nerida Wallace Apr 2017

Practising certificate fees are under review. The LIV has engaged economic advice to examine the Victorian Legal Service Board’s proposed 2018 increases which range from 1.5 per cent...

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Cultural exchange
Cultural exchange

 Belinda Wilson Apr 2017

Hosting international delegates gives us the opportunity to learn about what works in other jurisdictions. Nothing focuses the mind better than being asked, with the aid of an interpreter...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

Nous Group consultant Stephanie Milione, LIV president Belinda Wilson, keynote speaker Tasneem Chopra and Chief Justice Marilyn Warren at the Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch 2017...

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Unconscious bias training aimed at diversity
Unconscious bias training aimed at diversity

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has launched a national training program to help the legal profession counter unconscious bias...

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Conference targets regulation
Conference targets regulation

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

The LIV’s role in regulating the legal profession was the unexpected hot topic at this year’s Conference of Council. The session brought in two panel members from outside of the law...

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Corrs Partner appointed to international dispute settlement panel
Corrs Partner appointed to international dispute settlement panel

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

Some of the most complex international commercial disputes in the world will be resolved by Australian lawyer Bronwyn Lincoln...

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Jury direction reforms undermine fair trials
Jury direction reforms undermine fair trials

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

The LIV has criticised the state government’s proposed jury directions reforms as having the potential to undermine the right of...

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Obituary: Rod Smith
Obituary: Rod Smith

 Ian Dunn Apr 2017

My task is to talk of Rod (or Smithy) and law and the profession. Before I embark on a summary of what Rod achieved, I must point out that it was all done in the company of Robin, his wife...

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