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Government accountability vital during COVID-19
Government accountability vital during COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 10 Jun 2020

For government agencies, serving the needs of the public became more challenging but no less essential during the COVID-19 shutdown....

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From the president:Working together
From the president:Working together

 Sam Pandya 01 Jun 2020

We are your voice and your advocate.
 

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Mental health: Workplace wellness during COVID-19
Mental health: Workplace wellness during COVID-19

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jun 2020

On top of the normal pressures of legal practice, uncertainty around work and the pandemic has increased stress for many practitioners, but there is help available.

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Wellbeing: Looking after yourself during COVID-19
Wellbeing: Looking after yourself during COVID-19

 Stephen Macdonald and Emily Knowles 01 Jun 2020

Practical tips to keep you thinking well, doing well and being well during this time. 

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Pro bono: Adapting to viral load
Pro bono: Adapting to viral load

 Tori Edwards 01 Jun 2020

Firms and the legal assistance sector need to share information, plan and coordinate to meet the massive growth in need.

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According to merit?/Diversity: When disaster strikes for women
According to merit?/Diversity: When disaster strikes for women

 Eleanor Weir 01 Jun 2020

In times of crisis the effects of gender inequality are exacerbated at home and at work.

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LIV card fast-tracks members into courts
LIV card fast-tracks members into courts

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV members card exempting practitioners from court security screenings to meet distancing requirements during COVID-19 has won universal praise by lawyers who hope it's here to stay...

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Wills and powers of attorney can be signed and witnessed remotely
Wills and powers of attorney can be signed and witnessed remotely

 LIV Special Counsel Ethics Michael Dolan 20 May 2020

New Victorian government COVID-19 emergency regulations for the remote signing and witnessing of several important types of legal documents became law on 12 May 2020 and will overcome many of the problems caused by the current State of Emergency’s Stay at Home Directions.
 

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LIV advocates for profession during pandemic
LIV advocates for profession during pandemic

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV has successfully advocated for a number of measures to assist member firms and practitioners dealing with restrictions during the COVID-19 period.

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LIV says legal services must be declared “necessary service” under COVID-19 regime
LIV says legal services must be declared “necessary service” under COVID-19 regime

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV has written to the Victorian Attorney-General asking for it to be made clear that legal services is a ‘necessary service’ under the COVID-19 regime to reduce concerns lawyers and their clients being fined for meeting.

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Legal assistance boost during COVID-19 welcomed
Legal assistance boost during COVID-19 welcomed

 LIV Media 11 May 2020

Increased funding to front line legal services by the Victorian and Federal Governments will provide greater support to people with legal problems during the current COVID-19 crisis, according to the Law Institute of Victoria.

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Surge in inquiries to LIV practice support lines
Surge in inquiries to LIV practice support lines

 Karin Derkley 07 May 2020

Calls to the LIV's practice support line are expected to surge again when new regulations around remote signing and witnessing of documents are released by the Victorian state government...

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Practice tips for lawyers
Practice tips for lawyers

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 May 2020

Contingency planning is essential for practitioners as the crisis unfolds.
 

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Zoom sessions keep Young Lawyers connected during COVID-19
Zoom sessions keep Young Lawyers connected during COVID-19

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2020

Young lawyers learned last week how to present themselves positively in a virtual world in the first of what will be a fortnightly online series free for all LIV members...

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From the president: From bushfires to COVID-19
From the president: From bushfires to COVID-19

 Sam Pandya 01 May 2020

The LIV aims to ensure members are fully updated as the legal profession adapts to changing circumstances.

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