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Family Fights for Justice
Family Fights for Justice

 Karin Derkley Aug 2017

These days Antoinette Braybrook heads up the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (FVPLS) and is in such huge demand as a speaker that it takes weeks to pin down a time to interview her...

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Council Update
Council Update

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

The LIV Council meets 10 times a year to consider matters of importance to members, the legal profession and the community. At the 29 June meeting the LIV Council received... 

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Master Lawyer
Master Lawyer

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

When did amateur cooking, carpentry and watching people struggling to lose weight become spectator sports? Television viewers used to be on the edge of their sofas worrying about who shot JR in Dallas...

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The Renegades
The Renegades

 Karin Derkley Aug 2017

What could possibly be harder than getting up in front of an audience to tell jokes? For most of us, not too much. But for many comedians that’s the easy part. What is a lot harder is the organisation required to get themselves on that stage to begin with...

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Bake Yourself Calm
Bake Yourself Calm

 Leila Chalk Aug 2017

I once baked a four layer cake while a client screamed at me on the phone. I could not get him to calm down or hang up was exhausting...

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When you get asked to move on...
When you get asked to move on...

 Thomas Hobbs Jul 2017

One of the more difficult conversations I have in my role is with lawyers who have been advised they will no longer be needed by their firm...

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Limit your liability
Limit your liability

 Nerida Wallace, LIV CEO Jul 2017

The LIV’s Professional Standards Scheme gives members who participate a cap against higher civil liability claims above the standard LPLC coverage...

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July LIJ flipbook
July LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Welcome to the July 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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Tradition versus research
Tradition versus research

 Jenny Awad Jul 2017

A High Court decision has cemented the constitutional validity of trial by jury as a political and social institution by virtue of tradition rather than research....

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Smoke alert
Smoke alert

 Sophie Kearney Jul 2017

Legislation in Victoria is inadequate to address the nuisance and health hazards caused by smoke drift in apartment complexes. The presence of second-hand smoke is a corollary of smoking...

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Is there room for mutual distrust?
Is there room for mutual distrust?

 Noam Greenberger Jul 2017

Despite the apparent clarity of the Mutual Recognition Act in entitling registered professionals or tradespeople to obtain equivalent registration in other states...

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In a hurry?
In a hurry?

 Marcus Finlay Jul 2017

When coordinating the next steps in getting your client’s application on for an urgent hearing before the Trial Division of the Supreme Court there are several points to consider...

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WADA and state-sponsored doping
WADA and state-sponsored doping

 Tom Hickey, James Paterson and Garth Towan Jul 2017

Following WADA’s investigations into Russian sport, there is increased attention on arbitral awards relating to doping rendered by CAS...

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Let your voice be heard
Let your voice be heard

 Belinda Wilson Jul 2017

Together our members provide a supportive voice for the advancement of access to justice for all. Over the last month I have been visiting members statewide...

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New process for LIV
New process for LIV

 Nerida Wallace Jul 2017

If you haven’t already, renew your membership. The new Judicial Commission of Victoria (JCV) starts operating this month. (See p10) As well as helping maintain public confidence in the courts and VCAT...

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