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Time to review the legal aid means test in Victoria
Time to review the legal aid means test in Victoria

 Steven Sapountsis 11 Aug 2016

This is an edited version of a speech LIV president Steven Sapountsis gave on 10 August at the launch of the review of the VLA Means Test...

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Actors boost campaign
Actors boost campaign

 Briefs 01 Aug 2016

Actor Michael Caton, who played Aussie battler Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle, has joined the Law Council of Australia campaign for greater...

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According to merit?/Diversity: Transparency on pay of men and women
According to merit?/Diversity: Transparency on pay of men and women

 Caroline Jones 01 Aug 2016

Women’s average full-time base salary in Australia is 17.3 per cent less than men’s.

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Youth summit and lawyers’ experiences
Youth summit and lawyers’ experiences

 Steven Sapountsis 28 Jul 2016

Last Thursday, legal policy lawyer Clara Bradley and I attended the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner’s Youth Summit...

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LIV welcomes appointment of former president to VLA
LIV welcomes appointment of former president to VLA

 LIV Media 11 Jul 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has welcomed the appointment of immediate past president Katie Miller as Executive Director Legal Practice at...

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Standing up for justice
Standing up for justice

 LIV Publications 01 Jul 2016

Monash University Masters of Law student Naomi McClellan has travelled the world as a human rights advocate...

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AG's access to justice Roadmap
AG's access to justice Roadmap

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

Expanding ADR, supporting SRLs, boosting pro bono and reforming VCAT are considered in the Victorian government’s Access to Justice Inquiry report which will be released next month. Speaking on government response to vulnerability...

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Lawyers rally against crisis
Lawyers rally against crisis

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jul 2016

The winner of the federal election will inherit a legal aid system on the brink of collapse, according to the Law Council of Australia (LCA). If the situation worsens, human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC...

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Where’s the fair go?
Where’s the fair go?

 Steve Hynes 01 Jul 2016

The Australian legal system is based on Britain’s but Australia spends half per capita on legal aid of that spent in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own systems). In a country in which people...

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Online
Online

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

When you see a client who is stressed and vulnerable, it is helpful to know the resources available to them. 1800Respect is for people who are experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence. The site provides information...

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Books
Books

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

Government regulators and inquiries in recent times have made it clear that bullying at work is not to be tolerated. Legislative responses have given individuals tools to redress bad behaviour by colleagues, albeit these...

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Pro bono/Social justice: Leading from the middle
Pro bono/Social justice: Leading from the middle

 Daniel Creasey & Millicent Allan 01 Jul 2016

Australia’s mid-sized (and smaller-sized) law firms have been nudged for not pulling their weight when it comes to pro bono legal service. However, recent figures show that is changing and that many mid-sized firms are ramping...

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Review of Equality and Fairness in Jury Selection
Review of Equality and Fairness in Jury Selection

 LIV Submissions 21 Jun 2016

The LIV issued a submission to the Department of Justice & Regulation's Review Of Equality & Fairness in Jury Selection, stating that given the representative nature of juries and their important role in determining questions of fact in the justice system, persons with a sensory disability should not be discriminated against being able to serve on a Victorian jury.

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Law Aid: tailor made for legal aid
Law Aid: tailor made for legal aid

 Steven Sapountsis 02 Jun 2016

In its 2008 Civil Justice Review: Report, the Victorian Law Reform Commission identified the importance of legal representation in allowing citizens access to justice: An essential element of a fair legal system is the ability...

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Legal futurist shakes up profession
Legal futurist shakes up profession

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

The state should ensure provision of online tools to help people resolve legal disputes and if that means the role of lawyers is fundamentally altered, so be it. So said Professor Richard Susskind...

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