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Law Week triumphs despite COVID-19 restrictions
Law Week triumphs despite COVID-19 restrictions

 Karin Derkley 28 May 2020

Two months ago the COVID-19 lockdown put a question mark over whether Law Week would even happen this year. Now, the Victoria Law Foundation is celebrating the wrap-up of a hugely successful week, with hundreds of people attending some sessions despite most of the more than 100 events being held online...

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Online legal help leader recognised with award
Online legal help leader recognised with award

 Karin Derkley 13 May 2020

It is perhaps fitting that the COVID-19 restrictions prevented Justice Connect's Kate Fazio from picking up her Telstra Businesswoman's Award for Purpose and Social Enterprise in person...

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Law Week goes online
Law Week goes online

 Karin Derkley 29 Apr 2020

In its 40th year, Law Week has reinvented itself to take more than 90 activities online after its traditional line up was hit by COVID-19 restrictions...

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CLCs experiencing spike in COVID-19 demand
CLCs experiencing spike in COVID-19 demand

 Karin Derkley 16 Apr 2020

Community legal services, already dealing with a spike of legal issues because of the COVID-19 lockdown, are now anticipating a spate in inquiries from people who have been fined for breaching COVID-19 measures...
 

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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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