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March LIJ flipbook
March LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

Welcome to the March 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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Starting up
Starting up

 David Whiting Mar 2017

When establishing a new legal practice, there is much to be considered. Eligibility: A law practice in Victoria can be a sole practitioner, a law firm, a community legal service, an incorporated...

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I googled it
I googled it

 Kathrine Simpson Mar 2017

In the digital world in which we live, is legal research becoming more important or is it a dying art? Keeping up with the full range of technology today is a challenge, and when lawyers have to fill...

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Ticking the box
Ticking the box

 Heather Hibberd Mar 2017

There are many benefits to developing and using checklists. They provide a framework for good supervision, they quality assure work and they provide good staff development...

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‘I want my file please’
‘I want my file please’

 Michael Dolan Mar 2017

Determining who owns the contents of a law firm’s file for a particular client matter. One of the most common questions asked by solicitors calling the LIV Ethics Advice Line...

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Value, Pricing, Costs
Value, Pricing, Costs

 Liz Harris Mar 2017

Practitioners need to understand the relationship between value, price and cost and how it fits within uniform law. Economists accept that value is the arbiter of price and, in the...

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On the frontline
On the frontline

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

We call on our leaders in law for help in educating the public. Within the first two months of this year we have seen a public assault on some of the most...

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In the wake of trauma
In the wake of trauma

 Nerida Wallace Mar 2017

Help is at hand for members. I am writing in the wake of the Bourke Street tragedy. Our focus at the LIV was to ensure our people were safe, that counselling...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has the power to investigate police misconduct complaints but refers roughly 90 per cent to Victoria Police...

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Lawyers recognised in Australia Day honours
Lawyers recognised in Australia Day honours

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

The LIV congratulates the Victorian legal professionals who were recognised in the 2017 Australia Day honours. They include...

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Members' Advisory Service launched
Members' Advisory Service launched

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

To better meet the needs of members, the LIV has introduced the Members’ Advisory Service for confidential advice and support. The panel of advisers comprises legal service...

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Opening of the legal year focus on rule of law
Opening of the legal year focus on rule of law

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

Violent youth offending is best tackled by targeting early intervention with at-risk families, multi-agency interventions and...

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LIV rejects homelessness ban
LIV rejects homelessness ban

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

The LIV is concerned about by-law amendments voted in by Melbourne City Council in February that subject homeless people to penalties for rough sleeping in the Melbourne CBD...

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700 members called
700 members called

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

LIV staff have spoken with more than 700 members as part of LIV’s Engage initiative since it launched mid last year, according to member engagement coordinator Trisha Narayan...

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Monash credits LIV specialists
Monash credits LIV specialists

 Law Institute Journal Mar 2017

The LIV’s accredited specialists have received an additional acknowledgement as leaders in their practice areas, with a recently forged agreement with Monash University to provide...

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