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A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan
A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan

 Kate Browne 19 Dec 2016

The LIV provided a submission in response to the Victorian Government’s Draft Action Plan for improving the welfare of animals in Victoria...

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Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices
Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices

 Steven Sapountsis 08 Dec 2016

The recent annual general meeting and directors’ meeting of the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has encouraged me to write something to help our members...

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Advocacy
Advocacy

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 Dec 2016

LIV president Steven Sapountsis and LIV CEO Nerida Wallace attended a meeting with Attorney-General Martin Pakula to discuss mandatory sentencing, UK regulation of the legal...

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Access to justice review calls for shake-up in legal aid
Access to justice review calls for shake-up in legal aid

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Private practitioners play a crucial role in providing legal aid services within the mixed model, the Access to Justice Review report...

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Preventive justice a focus of infrastructure plan
Preventive justice a focus of infrastructure plan

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Growing demand on the state’s justice system needs to be addressed via a stronger focus on preventive justice and...

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Advocacy
Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

LIV president Steven Sapountsis attended the Brookes Oration hosted by Deakin Business School at Deakin Edge Federation Square on the topic of gender equality and diversity, which was delivered by...

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LIV urges PM to drop plebiscite
LIV urges PM to drop plebiscite

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

The federal government should withdraw plans for a plebiscite and amend the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples, intersex and transgender people to marry, the LIV has said in an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

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The art of persuasion
The art of persuasion

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

Trial advocacy is a skill that can be learned. Doogue O’Brien George lawyers Kristina Kothrakis and Kate Ballard experienced this first hand in the US. Many of us have been in court and watched with great admiration as counsel...

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Advocacy
Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

LIV CEO Nerida Wallace and Court Services Victoria director Asset Planning and Management Jurisdiction Services Brian Stevenson took part in a teleconference with the Bendigo Law Association to provide an...

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Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land
Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 12 Sep 2016

This submission to the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee on its Inquiry into the Control...

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OECD Proposals for Mandatory Disclosure of Tax Information
OECD Proposals for Mandatory Disclosure of Tax Information

 LIV 04 Sep 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria provided a submission in response to the Australian Government's discussion paper released in May 2016 concerning the OECD proposals for mandatory disclosure of tax information. 

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A solicitor’s defence
A solicitor’s defence

 Stephen Warne 01 Sep 2016

Advocates’ immunity is at once more powerful and yet narrower than many understand...

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FOI Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Bill 2016
FOI Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Bill 2016

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 25 Aug 2016

This letter to the Special Minister of State and Attorney-General welcomes many of the provisions of the Freedom of Information...

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The benefits of pro bono work
The benefits of pro bono work

 Linda Rayment 23 Aug 2016

As lawyers, we possess a set of skills that are uniquely suited to addressing social justice issues. A lawyer’s analytical, research and advocacy skills can play a huge part in the social justice and pro bono arena, and there are many...

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Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016
Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 12 Aug 2016

The LIV welcomes the Government’s steps to amend s194 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011...

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