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Chief Justice Marilyn Warren – an outstanding leader and role model
Chief Justice Marilyn Warren – an outstanding leader and role model

 LIV Media Mar 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria today acknowledged the outstanding contribution of Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, following her decision...

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Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV
Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV

 Karin Derkley Mar 2017

Proposed changes to local laws aiming to reduce the number of homeless people in the CBD will result in more vulnerable people...

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Understaffing and overcrowding causing unrest in youth detention centres – LIV
Understaffing and overcrowding causing unrest in youth detention centres – LIV

 LIV Media Mar 2017

Overcrowding and understaffing is contributing to unrest in Victoria's youth detention centres and putting the safety of young people and staff at risk...

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LIV welcomes Judicial Commission appointments
LIV welcomes Judicial Commission appointments

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the appointment of four highly respected Victorians to the Judicial Commission of Victoria...

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LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees
LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The LIV welcomes the announcement by the Attorney General that the federal government will ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention...

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Homelessness should not be criminalised
Homelessness should not be criminalised

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria has sent a letter to City of Melbourne councillors expressing its concern about by-law amendments that may...

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Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity
Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The LIV is concerned about recent media commentary that suggests a therapeutic approach by magistrates and the judiciary is to blame for...

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LIV congratulates recipients of Australia Day honours for 2017
LIV congratulates recipients of Australia Day honours for 2017

 LIV Media Jan 2017

The LIV congratulates all members of the profession recognised in the Australia Day honours list for 2017.

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Seeking Members for SRO/LIV Quarterly Revenue Liaison Committee
Seeking Members for SRO/LIV Quarterly Revenue Liaison Committee

 LIV Executive Jan 2017

The LIV is invited to provide up to six nominations of suitably qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the SRO/LIV Quarterly Revenue Liaison Committee.

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LIV welcomes review of state bail system
LIV welcomes review of state bail system

 LIV Media Jan 2017

The LIV expresses our deepest sympathy for the victims of last Friday’s tragic events in the Melbourne CBD as well as to their families and friends. We welcome the announced review into the state's bail system.

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Seeking members for newly formed Registered Liquidators Committee
Seeking members for newly formed Registered Liquidators Committee

 Executive Manager Jan 2017

The LIV has been requested by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP, to provide two...

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LIV and Vic Bar condemn attack on lawyers’ integrity
LIV and Vic Bar condemn attack on lawyers’ integrity

 LIV Media Jan 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar are deeply concerned by recent comments by the Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos...

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LIV welcomes youth crime reforms
LIV welcomes youth crime reforms

 LIV Media Dec 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria says the government's suite of reforms aimed at addressing youth crime in Victoria is an encouraging move that will help deter young offenders....

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Locking up young offenders in adult jails not acceptable
Locking up young offenders in adult jails not acceptable

 LIV Media Nov 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria remains strongly opposed to the Victorian state government sending 40 young offenders to adult prison...

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