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Law Handbook turns 40
Law Handbook turns 40

 Karin Derkley 21 Feb 2018

Cyber-bullying, sexting, revenge porn, surrogacy and transgender issues were barely on the horizon 40 years ago. Now they are covered by new chapters in The Law Handbook, which turns 40 this year...

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Emerging leader says yes is the key to success
Emerging leader says yes is the key to success

 Karin Derkley 20 Feb 2018

Forget the five year plan or creating the perfect strategy – just find the aspects of your job that give you energy and build on those..

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Helping young people transition out of care
Helping young people transition out of care

 Karin Derkley 16 Feb 2018

Giving young people the support to transition into the community from out-of-home care will help reduce the future burden on social welfare and the justice system, the Law Institute of Victoria and youth justice services say...

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Sex offender photo register counter-productive and unnecessary
Sex offender photo register counter-productive and unnecessary

 Karin Derkley 13 Feb 2018

Critics say Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy's proposal for a photo register of sex offenders is misguided, will undermine the value of the sex offenders register and encourage vigilantism...

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Small firms may be caught by data breach notification scheme
Small firms may be caught by data breach notification scheme

 Karin Derkley 13 Feb 2018

Just because a firm has less than $3 million in turnover doesn’t mean it won’t be caught by the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) that comes into effect 22 February, technology lawyers have warned...

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Crime down, but more in prison
Crime down, but more in prison

 Karin Derkley 09 Feb 2018

Crime rates in Victoria are down, but prisoner numbers are up, according to two recent reports...

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LIV course equips principals to run business
LIV course equips principals to run business

 Karin Derkley 08 Feb 2018

The LIV has introduced a practice management course that complies with new Victorian Legal Services Board (LSB) requirements for lawyers who want to set up their own practice or go into partnership...

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Legal community fills laneway for opening breakfast
Legal community fills laneway for opening breakfast

 Karin Derkley 07 Feb 2018

At this week’s Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast, the Attorney-General outlined his government’s achievements at the beginning of an election year...

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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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Youth workers, not police, needed in schools
Youth workers, not police, needed in schools

 Karin Derkley 06 Feb 2018

The Opposition's proposal to embed police in Victorian schools will do nothing to prevent youth crime and will instead foster a schools-to-prison pipeline, youth justice advocates say...

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Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history
Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history

 Karin Derkley 01 Feb 2018

Calling all 2000 lawyers who have volunteered at the Inner Melbourne Community Legal over the years – the service wants to hear your stories...

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Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook
Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Feb 2018

Welcome to the Jan/Feb 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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A pragmatic justice
A pragmatic justice

 Andrew Field 01 Feb 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that an offender pleading guilty is entitled to a discount to their sentence for the utilitarian benefit of their plea to the community...

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What's new and improved? Part 2
What's new and improved? Part 2

 Murray McCutcheon AM and David P Lloyd 01 Feb 2018

This is the second of a two-part feature explaining the September 2017 revision of the LIV/REIV contract of sale of land...

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Adjusting for violence
Adjusting for violence

 Will Stidston and Elizabeth Mathews 01 Feb 2018

A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter...

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