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Council update
Council update

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2017

The LIV Council meets 10 times a year to consider matters of importance to members, the legal profession and the community. At the 27 September meeting, LIV CEO Nerida Wallace led a discussion on the second pillar of the LIV’s strategic plan – sustainability...

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When justice is out of reach
When justice is out of reach

 Law Council of Australia 01 Nov 2017

The consequences of accessing justice can be life or death. The Justice Project has helped to expose the dire situation faced by some of the country’s most vulnerable groups as they seek access to justice...

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Being seen and heard
Being seen and heard

 Carolyn Ford 01 Nov 2017

The Children’s Court walls are filled with art by kids for kids. Miah’s predominantly pink self-portrait (in beanie hat, on roller-blades, holding a rabbit) makes it easy to forget, if momentarily, the charged atmosphere at the Children’s Court of Victoria where it hangs...

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Food/Wine/Coffee
Food/Wine/Coffee

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2017

@Legal_ate reviews Japanese restaurant Kisume, the LIJ reviews CBD cafe Heresy Coffee and Jeni Port shares her top wine picks for November...

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Time to fess up
Time to fess up

 WADR 01 Nov 2017

They say confession is good for the soul, but defence lawyers are encouraged not to adopt the maxim when advising a client. The term is derived from an old Scottish proverb, and has religious overtones, but it is generally misquoted with a word missing. The proverb actually reads, “open confession is good for the soul"...

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Protect your mental health at work
Protect your mental health at work

 Suzanne Leckie 01 Nov 2017

One in five adults will be affected by mental illness each year. Given the impact of chronic stress on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, it’s no secret that a high-pressure work environment can have a detrimental effect on mental health...

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Second chance coffee
Second chance coffee

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2017

Learning to be a barista is giving adults in the justice system the tools and confidence to make their way back into the community. Outside the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, there’s a line of visitors, lawyers and court workers at the Second Chance Coffee kiosk waiting for their lattes, cappuccinos and chais...

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Support dog trial for OPP witnesses
Support dog trial for OPP witnesses

 Karin Derkley 31 Oct 2017

Coop, the witness support dog that featured in the December issue of the Law Institute Journal, has been taken on in a pilot program by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP). The three-year-old black Labrador...

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Interesting times in family law; the Hon Alastair Nicholson
Interesting times in family law; the Hon Alastair Nicholson

 Carolyn Ford 27 Oct 2017

These are “interesting times” in family law and a collaborative approach to this area of practice has merit, according to the Hon Alastair Nicholson QC, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia 1988-2004...

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IBAC defends record on police complaints
IBAC defends record on police complaints

 LIJ 26 Oct 2017

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) general counsel Dr John Lynch has responded to an opinion article published in the October 2017 LIJ in which human rights lawyer Merys Williams argues that police misconduct complaints should be investigated by an independent, transparent complaints body...

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Causes of ethnic youth offending ignored
Causes of ethnic youth offending ignored

 Karin Derkley 25 Oct 2017

It is important to get the full picture behind the over-representation of young offenders from particular ethnic groups...

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Diversity boosts business performance
Diversity boosts business performance

 Karin Derkley 23 Oct 2017

Diversity in the workplace isn’t just about doing the right thing – it’s also likely to enhance law firms’ competitiveness, says a recent report by the Law Society of NSW’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee...

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Essay prize to honour first Asian-Australian barrister
Essay prize to honour first Asian-Australian barrister

 Karin Derkley 17 Oct 2017

An essay-writing scholarship valued at $5000, to be judged by some of Australia’s most senior judges and practitioners, has been launched in honour of the country’s first barrister of Chinese descent, William Ah Ket...

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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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October LIJ flipbook
October LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 02 Oct 2017

Welcome to the October 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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