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International human rights advocacy
International human rights advocacy

 Tess McEvoy Mar 2017

Tess McEvoy is legal counsel and program coordinator at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in Geneva and New York. She spoke to the LIV Young Lawyers about her career...

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Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers
Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers

 LIV Young Lawyers Feb 2017

Asylum seekers applying for a protection visa from the Australian government face an arduous application process...

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Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law
Legal laughs: the relationship between comedy & law

 Catherine Dorian Feb 2017

Young Lawyer Catherine Dorian, winner of the LIV Golden Gavel for 2016, reflects on the not-so-strange bedfellows...

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Starting out: 10 ways to get the basics right and avoid common mistakes
Starting out: 10 ways to get the basics right and avoid common mistakes

 Suzan Gencay Feb 2017

Starting out a career in the legal profession is not easy. We all make mistakes and learn and grow from our experiences...
 

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Meet the 2017 Young Lawyers president
Meet the 2017 Young Lawyers president

 Phoebe Blank Feb 2017

The 2017 president of the LIV Young Lawyers (YL) is Phoebe Blank. We spoke with Phoebe about her career and experiences, and to find out...

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Productivity Commission Draft Report into Data Availability and Use
Productivity Commission Draft Report into Data Availability and Use

 Tesla Kavanagh Dec 2016

In March 2016, the Productivity Commission  was tasked with analysing how to consolidate the need for effective access and  use of data with the legitimate privacy and security concerns of individuals...

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The value of community legal centres for today’s young lawyers
The value of community legal centres for today’s young lawyers

 Maria Amato, LIV Student Member Nov 2016

My recent placement at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service (MOLS) was rewarding for me as a future lawyer, and provided tremendous insight...

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Digital disruption – opportunities for young lawyers
Digital disruption – opportunities for young lawyers

 LIV Young Lawyers Nov 2016

With the legal profession set to be the next casualty of “digital disruption”, a wave of innovative start-up legal firms is working to carve new niches and...

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Ready, set and race
Ready, set and race

 Belinda Wilson Nov 2016

The annual 2016 LIV Fun Run is nearly upon us. It is the time of year that you realise that summer is just around the corner and all your “I’ll keep training through winter” plans have evaporated, or may not have even eventuated.

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Where do clients come from? Birds and bees, clients and fees
Where do clients come from? Birds and bees, clients and fees

 Belinda Wison Oct 2016

As a newly admitted lawyer, the harsh, confronting and often ugly truth of where clients come from is concealed, that is, until we are truly ready...

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Raise your pulse and lower your stress
Raise your pulse and lower your stress

 LIV Young Lawyers Oct 2016

Exercise is one of those things – like eating healthily and drinking plenty of water – that we all mean to do. We start the year with the best intentions, with workout plans, exercise apps and fitness trackers...

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Career Planning – Steering your ship
Career Planning – Steering your ship

 Linda Rayment & Dan Steege Oct 2016

Practice management demands on modern lawyers are becoming increasingly diverse. Strong client relationships and a clear understanding and recognition of personal capabilities and branding are paramount to your personal success...

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LIV Careers: Suzanne Carey-Thomas
LIV Careers: Suzanne Carey-Thomas

 LIV Young Lawyers Sep 2016

LIV student member Suzanne Carey-Thomas talks why she moved from nursing to law and the challenges she faces. Question #1: Why did you decide to pursue a legal career...

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Top 10 tips for aspiring young lawyers
Top 10 tips for aspiring young lawyers

 Jesse Rankine Sep 2016

Jesse Rankine is an elected member of the Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers Committee (RSYLC). In the lead up to the RSYLC Month, Mr Rankine offers some tips to young lawyers...

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The Mindful Lawyer: tips and tools for managing stress
The Mindful Lawyer: tips and tools for managing stress

 Alida Vandewiele Sep 2016

As the corporate world becomes increasingly fast-paced, many people are looking for ways to manage anxiety and improve concentration...

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