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From the president: Taking an alternative approach
From the president: Taking an alternative approach

 Tania Wolff 01 Aug 2021

A more compassionate response to crime and the causes of crime is a key enabler of success in the justice system.

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Community legal sector: COVID-19 Slams CLCs
Community legal sector: COVID-19 Slams CLCs

 Karin Derkley 01 Aug 2021

Faced with a surge in demand, the legal assistance sector has rallied together and innovated to help people affected by the pandemic.

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2021

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19

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Young Lawyers: Transparency in human rights
Young Lawyers: Transparency in human rights

 Ryan Wil, Ashley Branch and Benjamin Stern 01 Aug 2021

As COVID-19 decisions continue to impinge on our rights, YL considers three key recommendations from the 2015 report into Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights.

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From the president: Supporting the community
From the president: Supporting the community

 Tania Wolff 01 Jul 2021

LIV members across the state should be commended for their contributions to their local communities.

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Legal profession: Outsourcing in the legal world
Legal profession: Outsourcing in the legal world

 Anthony Burke and Meghan Warren 01 Jul 2021

The number of law firms outsourcing legal work continues to grow, saving time and money. 

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Royal commissions: Investigate, inquire, recommend
Royal commissions: Investigate, inquire, recommend

 Jayr Teng 01 Jul 2021

Royal commissions can be the stimulus for change with the aim of promoting the public interest. 

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Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2021

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19

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Changes forced on government agencies by pandemic to have long-term benefits
Changes forced on government agencies by pandemic to have long-term benefits

 Karin Derkley 24 Jun 2021

The future looks more efficient for VCAT, the Fair Work Commission and the ACCC after COVID-19 forced beneficial innovation on them, the LIV Government Lawyers Conference was told last week...
 

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Law students to benefit from emergency lockdown scholarship
Law students to benefit from emergency lockdown scholarship

 Karin Derkley 07 Jun 2021

Law students who have lost income during the current lockdown will be able to eat and pay their rent thanks to an initiative by Melbourne lawyer, Leila Chalk...
 

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VGS: Without fear or favour
VGS: Without fear or favour

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2021

Victorian Government Solicitor Matthew Hocking’s leadership skills were tested as he came into the role with an onslaught of COVID-19 related work.

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Human rights and administrative law: Imposing a COVID-19 curfew
Human rights and administrative law: Imposing a COVID-19 curfew

 Vanessa Twigg 01 Jun 2021

Even during a pandemic, an administrative decision maker must exercise powers according to law and take human rights into account. The case of Loielo v Giles provides guidance. 

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Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2021

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19

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Firms: Law firms after COVID-19
Firms: Law firms after COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2021

The pandemic dealt an initial blow to the legal profession, but firms have adapted and regrouped and some are looking at better times ahead as a result. 

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Employment: Zooming into a new role
Employment: Zooming into a new role

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2021

The LIJ talked to four lawyers who have faced the challenge of starting a new job during the pandemic. 

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