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De novo appeals a vital 'safety net'
De novo appeals a vital 'safety net'

 Karin Derkley 14 Aug 2018

Scrapping the right of a defendant to have their Magistrates' Court criminal matter heard anew in a higher court is unjustified and could lead to miscarriages of justice, practitioners have warned...

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Legal aid protects the powerless: outgoing CEO
Legal aid protects the powerless: outgoing CEO

 Karin Derkley 06 Aug 2018

A vibrant and well-resourced legal safety net requires strong and principled leadership from people who matter, outgoing Victorian Legal Aid CEO Bevan Warner said at his farewell speech last week...

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Changing the rules
Changing the rules

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2018

In the wake of the #MeToo movement the legal profession is getting serious about dealing with workplace sexual harassment...

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Vulnerable children need advocates
Vulnerable children need advocates

 Leah Tolley 01 Aug 2018

Don’t let the funding stop for specialist Aboriginal Children’s Legal Service Balit Ngulu...

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A just life
A just life

 Lucy Adams and Chris Povey 01 Aug 2018

A recent report highlights the community benefits of early access to justice...

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Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth
Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth

 Carolyn Ford 02 Jul 2018

Former Family Court Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson has not retired from the fight for children's rights...

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VLRC greenlights contingency fees
VLRC greenlights contingency fees

 Karin Derkley 21 Jun 2018

Lawyers should be able to charge contingency fees on approval from the Supreme Court, a report on litigation funding and class actions by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) recommends...

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LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation
LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation

 LIV Media 20 Jun 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria is seriously concerned the state government is introducing mandatory sentences for people who attack...

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Regulating legal technologies
Regulating legal technologies

 Karin Derkley 13 Jun 2018

The rise of automated legal advice technologies (ALATs) is generating a slew of questions as to whether and how they can be regulated...

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ORBIT targets legal assistance clients
ORBIT targets legal assistance clients

 Karin Derkley 04 Jun 2018

An online tool is helping legal assistance providers get their clients off the "referral roundabout" and matched up with the right service provider to deal with their legal problems...

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LIV advocacy
LIV advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2018

LIV president Belinda Wilson and outgoing LIV CEO Nerida Wallace met with Supreme Court of Victoria Chief Justice Anne Ferguson...

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Think laterally to stay sustainable
Think laterally to stay sustainable

 Karin Derkley 16 May 2018

Any conversation about sustainability in the legal profession has to take into account the "missing middle" currently not receiving any legal advice, Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay said....

 

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Pesutto on law and order
Pesutto on law and order

 Karin Derkley 15 May 2018

Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto believes there is a "pronounced discordance" between the legal sector and the general public...

 

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Law Week for lawyers
Law Week for lawyers

 Karin Derkley 08 May 2018

Plenty of Law Week events will interest lawyers as well as the general public. In amongst the more than 180 events are sessions for legal professionals...

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Forum to challenge toxic law and order narrative
Forum to challenge toxic law and order narrative

 Karin Derkley 04 May 2018

The justice community is trying to find ways to shift the "toxic" narrative on law and order as we head into a Victorian election...

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