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How Islam helped my mental health
How Islam helped my mental health

 Sharlene Kuruppuarachchi 20 Sep 2021

I work as a lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in family violence and criminal law. I work with vulnerable clients where I have to undertake in court duties and casework files. This means I have to juggle a number of tasks each day. My faith has helped me be patient with clients because I need to have sincere concern for other people when I am interacting with them.

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A small win for female lawyers across the country
A small win for female lawyers across the country

 Shaniya Vilash 20 Sep 2021

The legal industry has been long known as a male-dominated profession, however on 14 July 2021, for the first time, it was reported that female practitioners outnumbered their male counterparts in all states and territories within Australia.[1]

 

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The Life of a Court Officer (Clerk) at the Magistrates’ Court
The Life of a Court Officer (Clerk) at the Magistrates’ Court

 Manolya Ilanli 07 Sep 2021

Court Officers (Clerks) are the backbones of court proceedings in both open and online court. They work closely with Judicial Officers to assist them in the coordination of courtroom processes.

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Practice Spotlight: Family Law
Practice Spotlight: Family Law

 Yasmin Elbouch 19 Aug 2021

Family law deals with an assortment of family-related and domestic issues such as divorce, parenting arrangements, child support and property law. 

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Should Australians be concerned?
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Should Australians be concerned?

 Caroline Ashton 16 Aug 2021

The risk of COVID-19 is ever-present and Australians remain largely susceptible to infection.1 Research supports the notion that the benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 arguably outweigh the risks.2

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A time to reflect on inclusion in the workplace
A time to reflect on inclusion in the workplace

 Maddy Hearn 16 Aug 2021

Victorians have spent the majority of the past 16 months in some form of lockdown, isolation or government enforced restriction. Inclusion has faced a significant hurdle and, arguably, taken a back seat in the list of priorities in the legal industry.

 

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Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh
Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh

 Sylvie Alston 22 Jul 2021

My favourite Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Young Lawyers event is less than a month away. Not only is the Victorian Golden Gavel Competition the perfect opportunity for young lawyers to build their professional brand, be inspired and enhance their professional skills, it also offers the best boost to one’s wellbeing – laughter.

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Hungary and COVID-19
Hungary and COVID-19

 Sinéad O’Brien Butler 21 Jul 2021

The LIV presents a series of opinion blogs from various LIV Young Lawyers members relating to governments around the world using COVID-19 as justification to abrogate human rights. The first blog focuses on the expanded power of Victor Orbán’s Fidesz party during the pandemic.

 

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How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective
How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective

 Grace Beaumont 20 Jul 2021

Do you identify as a perfectionist? Do you shy away from speaking up in case you’re wrong? Does networking and being surrounded by successful professionals make your stomach turn?

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Practice Spotlight: Competition and Consumer Law
Practice Spotlight: Competition and Consumer Law

 Jessica Jane 20 Jul 2021

This month, the Young Lawyers blog is focusing on the practice area of competition and consumer law. Competition law aims to prohibit businesses from engaging in conduct that will distort or harm competition.

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Animal Sentience: Setting the standard for the profitable, exploited and loved
Animal Sentience: Setting the standard for the profitable, exploited and loved

 Nathan Stubbings and Tremayne Symss 20 Jul 2021

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Vic) (POCTA) was enacted to prevent cruelty and promote the considerate treatment of animals.1 However, over time POCTA has become dated and scientific studies now demonstrate that animals are sentient.2 

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Dealing with Grief and Loss – A Lawyer’s Perspective
Dealing with Grief and Loss – A Lawyer’s Perspective

 Shane Don 25 Jun 2021

Unlike medical professionals and first responders, lawyers are not routinely provided training in dealing with the death of a client.

 

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Practice Spotlight: VOCAT and Compensation Applications
Practice Spotlight: VOCAT and Compensation Applications

 Jessica Hall 25 Jun 2021

This month the Young Lawyers’ blog is focusing on the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) and compensation applications under Section 85B of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) (SA).

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Mental Fitness – A Student’s Perspective
Mental Fitness – A Student’s Perspective

 Caroline Ashton 28 May 2021

To be physically fit, we must exercise the muscles in our bodies regularly. Similarly, to be mentally fit we must exercise our positive mental muscles. This enables us to approach challenges and problems without mental stress or other negative emotions. It is the basis of developing positive intelligence. 

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Eliminating sexual harassment: A call for positive duties under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)
Eliminating sexual harassment: A call for positive duties under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

 Alexandra Gonos 28 May 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020) (Report) alarmingly revealed that one in three individuals had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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