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Budget boost for courts and justice system
Budget boost for courts and justice system

 Karin Derkley 02 May 2018

Increased funding for courts, identified by the Law Institute of Victoria as a top priority in its pre-budget submission, has been welcomed by the Victorian legal profession...

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Restoring the damage
Restoring the damage

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2018

The whole community benefits when young offenders are made accountable to their victims through restorative justice practices.

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On a mission
On a mission

 Nerida Wallace 01 Mar 2018

The LIV’s priorities for the state government’s 2018 budget are outlined in this edition. I invite you to undertake your own advocacy by visiting your local Members of Parliament...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Mar 2018

The opening of the legal year was celebrated across a number of venues...

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Jury challenges halved
Jury challenges halved

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Mar 2018

The VLRC recommendation that the number of challenges should be reduced from six to three in criminal trials has been passed...

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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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Courts under pressure
Courts under pressure

 Belinda Wilson 01 Feb 2018

The health and wellbeing of the legal profession is of paramount concern to the LIV. The simple fact is that we need to take better care of the health of legal practitioners and our judiciary...

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LIV is “extremely concerned” about political attacks on Victorian judiciary
LIV is “extremely concerned” about political attacks on Victorian judiciary

 LIV Media 12 Jan 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria is extremely concerned by the ongoing political attacks on Victorian judges, magistrates and the legal profession... 

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Judges get a better understanding
Judges get a better understanding

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2017

Shame as experienced by recent migrants to Australia has been explained to judges as part of their cultural sensitivity training this year, according to the Judicial College of Victoria’s annual report...

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Opinion: Modern slavery and business
Opinion: Modern slavery and business

 Sunil Rao 01 Dec 2017

The global effort to combat human rights violations through shared responsibility with business is now widely acknowledged. The view that human rights are an ethical issue solely of concern to...

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LIV disappointed by political attacks on judiciary
LIV disappointed by political attacks on judiciary

 LIV Media 29 Nov 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria is disappointed by ongoing political attacks on the Victorian judiciary and the questioning of independent expert advice that is given by members of the legal profession...

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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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Review of the Re-opening and Appeal Process for Coronial Investigations
Review of the Re-opening and Appeal Process for Coronial Investigations

 Criminal Law Section 30 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the review of the re-opening and appeal process for coronial investigations outlined in the Coroners Act 2008...

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Forum focuses on youth justice
Forum focuses on youth justice

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2017

Youth prisons should be closed down and young people who need to be in custody should go into small residential facilities close to their homes, a US youth justice expert told the...

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