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Home truths
Home truths

 Ashlea Hawkins 01 Mar 2018

Only 8 per cent of households would meet the means test for legal aid...

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Law Handbook turns 40
Law Handbook turns 40

 Karin Derkley 21 Feb 2018

Cyber-bullying, sexting, revenge porn, surrogacy and transgender issues were barely on the horizon 40 years ago. Now they are covered by new chapters in The Law Handbook, which turns 40 this year...

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Legal community fills laneway for opening breakfast
Legal community fills laneway for opening breakfast

 Karin Derkley 07 Feb 2018

At this week’s Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast, the Attorney-General outlined his government’s achievements at the beginning of an election year...

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Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history
Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history

 Karin Derkley 01 Feb 2018

Calling all 2000 lawyers who have volunteered at the Inner Melbourne Community Legal over the years – the service wants to hear your stories...

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Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy
Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2018

Red tape around proposed new donation disclosure laws will stifle the ability of community legal services and charities to help their clients...

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Health-based legal service wins health equity award
Health-based legal service wins health equity award

 Karin Derkley 15 Dec 2017

A service that uses an innovative model to reach socially isolated people at risk of elder abuse has won a VicHealth award for improving health equity...

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Pro bono contribution on the rise
Pro bono contribution on the rise

 Karin Derkley 23 Nov 2017

Law firms with a strong pro bono culture tend to have happier, more fulfilled lawyers and lower staff turnover, says Australian Pro Bono Centre CEO John Corker...

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Couch surfing limbo
Couch surfing limbo

 Shorna Moore 10 Nov 2017

Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia. It is a particularly complex issue for young people aged under 18, and little is known about the legal challenges these young people face...

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Desperate on Nauru
Desperate on Nauru

 Alessandra Di Natale and Sylvie Alston 01 Nov 2017

Right now on Nauru a group of vulnerable asylum seekers are in desperate need of legal help. These traumatised people escaped war and oppression, and there is no legal help available on Nauru...

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When justice is out of reach
When justice is out of reach

 Law Council of Australia 01 Nov 2017

The consequences of accessing justice can be life or death. The Justice Project has helped to expose the dire situation faced by some of the country’s most vulnerable groups as they seek access to justice...

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Support dog trial for OPP witnesses
Support dog trial for OPP witnesses

 Karin Derkley 31 Oct 2017

Coop, the witness support dog that featured in the December issue of the Law Institute Journal, has been taken on in a pilot program by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP). The three-year-old black Labrador...

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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships
Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships

 Jasmin Dhillon 03 Oct 2017

Jan Chisholm, CEO of the Women’s Foundation spoke with LIV Young Lawyers about its health-justice partnership initiative to address family violence issues...

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Charging For Access To Justice
Charging For Access To Justice

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Sep 2017

Access to justice has increasingly become a catch-cry that the legal profession has been invited to address. Professional discipline for overcharging nonetheless remains as a critical vehicle to police illegitimate impediments in this regard...

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Clarifying Costs Orders
Clarifying Costs Orders

 Guy Donovan 01 Sep 2017

Claiming costs in a pro bono matter can be problematic due to the indemnity principle, that is, costs cannot be awarded in favour of a party unless they have an obligation to pay their lawyer’s fees...

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