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LIV seeks clarification on whether using telecommunications to discuss voluntary assisted dying contravenes Criminal Code
LIV seeks clarification on whether using telecommunications to discuss voluntary assisted dying contravenes Criminal Code

 LIV Health Law Committee and Litigation Section 25 Sep 2020

The LIV is concerned that health practitioners could face criminal prosecution or unwarranted disciplinary action for discussing voluntary assisted dying via phone or electronically...

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Mental health: Barriers to wellbeing revealed
Mental health: Barriers to wellbeing revealed

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2020

High levels of psychological distress are seen to be driven by systemic factors within the profession, according to a new report from the Victorian Legal Services Board. 

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Health and wellbeing: Beware  new wave  of stress
Health and wellbeing: Beware new wave of stress

 Tania Menahem 01 Aug 2020

It is beneficial to remain hopeful and positive as the working environment continues to change.

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Health and wellbeing: Back to the office
Health and wellbeing: Back to the office

 Emma Howard 01 Jul 2020

Following a calm yet cautious approach and actively managing your wellbeing will help you return to work.

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Health and wellbeing: Towards a  smooth transition
Health and wellbeing: Towards a smooth transition

 John Stack 01 Jun 2020

Career experiences later lawyers have lived are often overlooked and not given the proper consideration, which can lead to anxiety.

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Beyond the law: Getting creative with workplace connection
Beyond the law: Getting creative with workplace connection

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2020

Commercial lawyer Lauren Kelindeman has put into practice techniques she’d picked up from research on wellbeing.

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LIV calls for reduction in the blood donation deferral period
LIV calls for reduction in the blood donation deferral period

 Health Law Committee 07 May 2020

The LIV has written to the Victorian government requesting its support for a reduction in the current sexual activity deferral period for blood donations from 12 months to three months...

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Health and wellbeing: Working in isolation
Health and wellbeing: Working in isolation

 Peter Docherty 01 May 2020

For teams working remotely it is critical to maintain a structure for regular communication and engagement.

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Health and wellbeing: Take care and feel better
Health and wellbeing: Take care and feel better

 Anne-Marie Cade 01 Apr 2020

Cultivating empathy helps lawyers improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Message from the CEO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert
Message from the CEO: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

 Law Institute of Victoria 11 Mar 2020

To keep everyone safe, the LIV is adopting a number of precautions to ensure the continued health of our staff, members and visitors.

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Health and wellbeing: Take five
Health and wellbeing: Take five

 Meghan Warren 01 Mar 2020

It’s a time of change in law firm culture and in the approach of practitioners to their own physical and mental wellbeing...

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Health and wellbeing: Bring on the resolutions
Health and wellbeing: Bring on the resolutions

 Dr Martine Marich 01 Feb 2020

The start of a new legal year is a good time to consider wellbeing and your working life...

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Annual Report released for Disability, Elder and Health Law Sections
Annual Report released for Disability, Elder and Health Law Sections

 Elder Law Section 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has released the annual report for the DEHL section, encompassing Disability, Elder and Health Law...

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Mental health: Wellbeing in the workplace
Mental health: Wellbeing in the workplace

 Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou 01 Dec 2019

There are practical steps lawyers can take to improve mental wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues...

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Health and wellbeing: Mental first aid in practice
Health and wellbeing: Mental first aid in practice

 Chris Molnar 01 Dec 2019

It is common for workplaces to have a first aider for physical injuries but not mental illness, and yet mental health is no less important.

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