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LIV advocacy in response to COVID-19
LIV advocacy in response to COVID-19

 LIV Legal Policy 01 Apr 2020

In reponse to the effect of COVID-19 on the legal profession, the LIV has written to the Commonwealth and Victorian Attorney-General about the need for support in the legal and justice sector...

 

 

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Technology: Legal advice via livechat
Technology: Legal advice via livechat

 Jon Cina 01 Apr 2020

The justice sector has been working to open itself up to those who need it most for years. Now, the tools exist to make it happen.

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Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria
Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

 Criminal Law Section 16 Mar 2020

The LIV, informed by lawyers practising across a range of sectors, calls for systemic changes to prevent and protect vulnerable Victorians from falling into insecure housing and homelessness...

 

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A-G commends bushfire legal help at Legal Laneway Breakfast
A-G commends bushfire legal help at Legal Laneway Breakfast

 Karin Derkley 06 Feb 2020

Attorney-General Jill Hennessy opened the 2020 legal year by commending the legal profession on its support of communities affected by the summer's bushfires...

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Employ creativity and strategy to protect environment
Employ creativity and strategy to protect environment

 Karin Derkley 04 Feb 2020

The lawyer who helped coordinate litigation which saved a section of East Gippsland's Erinunderra Plateau from logging 11 years ago has urged lawyers to be passionate and creative in their use of the law to protect the environment...

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Profession rallies to help bushfire-affected communities
Profession rallies to help bushfire-affected communities

 Karin Derkley 20 Jan 2020

Hundreds of Victorian lawyers have volunteered to help bushfire victims, with more needed in affected areas...

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Gateway Project shows how good design solves legal problems
Gateway Project shows how good design solves legal problems

 Karin Derkley 22 Nov 2019

Justice Connect's online triage and referral service the Gateway Project has won the Premier's Design Awards for service design...

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Submission to the Law Council Of Australia - 2020-2021 Federal Pre-Budget
Submission to the Law Council Of Australia - 2020-2021 Federal Pre-Budget

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 Nov 2019

The LIV has provided the LCA with feedback and recommendations regarding the impact of proposed changes to the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program and negotiations for funding to the legal sector through the new National Partnership Agreement...

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Enhancing ADR under the Civil Procedure Act
Enhancing ADR under the Civil Procedure Act

 Jessica Andreacchio 01 Nov 2019

Provisions of the CPA seek to encourage courts to advance the use of a wider range of ADR processes...

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LIV supports retaining and improving committal hearings
LIV supports retaining and improving committal hearings

 Criminal Law Section 02 Oct 2019

The LIV has recommended committal hearings be retained in its submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of committals...
 

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Pro bono: When justice is out of reach
Pro bono: When justice is out of reach

 Brendan Lacota 01 Oct 2019

Slavery is happening in Australia and we need to do more to prevent it...

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Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser
Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser

 LIV Costs Law Executive Committee 19 Sep 2019

The impact of Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 63.85 can be a serious impediment to a winning party maximising costs recovery when taxing costs...

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Interview: Opposition firm on matters of justice
Interview: Opposition firm on matters of justice

 Carolyn Ford 01 Sep 2019

The state shadow Attorney-General Edward O’Donohue has called for action to tackle court backlogs and to make the system work smarter...

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Social justice: Towards a fairer playing field
Social justice: Towards a fairer playing field

 Jacqueline Van Dort 01 Aug 2019

Alternative dispute resolution allows for greater access to justice in the community...
 

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LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation
LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 30 Jul 2019

The LIV has strongly opposed the passage of a bill which seeks to repeal vital medical transfer provisions that allow asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention access to specialised medical treatment in Australia...
 

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