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2020 LIV Council Elections

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Welcome: Judge Patricia Riddell
Welcome: Judge Patricia Riddell

 Michael Lombard 01 Mar 2018

Judge Patricia Riddell was welcomed to the County Court of Victoria on 22 November 2017. Among the speakers was LIV Council member Michael Lombard. This is an edited version of his speech...

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Obituary: Henry von Bibra
Obituary: Henry von Bibra

 The Hon David Jones 01 Mar 2018

It is a formidable task, indeed impossible task, to adequately describe Henry’ s stellar career as a lawyer and a highly regarded and respected member of the legal, business and arts communities of Melbourne...

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William Ah Ket legacy recognised
William Ah Ket legacy recognised

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2018

The first Chinese-Australian barrister wowed the courts and the Victorian public with his legal prowess and rapier wit...

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Commissioner aims to be good cop
Commissioner aims to be good cop

 Karin Derkley 01 Feb 2018

The new Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay believes her role as regulator includes standing up for the profession as well as policing it...

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Deputy takes the helm
Deputy takes the helm

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Feb 2018

Justin Toohey took over as CEO of the LPLC on 1 January following the retirement of Miranda Milne, who had held the role since 1996. The Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee welcomes its new CEO.

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Stories sought for history of solicitors
Stories sought for history of solicitors

 Karin Derkley 11 Dec 2017

In the late 1850s, a group of 12 solicitors met regularly at the Mitre Tavern in Bank Place off Collins Street to feast on bread, huge wheels of cheese and beer drunk from pewter pint pots...

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New job new era
New job new era

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2017

Victoria’s new Chief Justice Anne Ferguson is the first solicitor to lead a superior court in Australia...

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Mr Crossword's milestone
Mr Crossword's milestone

 Carolyn Ford 01 Dec 2017

Patrick Street’s mind works in mysterious ways. Mr Street, 75, is the retired deputy chief magistrate behind Letters of the Law, the LIJ’s legal cryptic crossword...

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Obituary: Jolyon Arthur Dunn
Obituary: Jolyon Arthur Dunn

 Peter Dunn 01 Dec 2017

The longest memories are of a person’s character and the enjoyment they brought to your life, so Jol will live long in our hearts and memories and will never be forgotten...

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Matters for judgment
Matters for judgment

 Carolyn Ford 01 Nov 2017

Since Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen’s appointment in 2012 the remand population has grown dramatically and it’s not stopping. “A problem emerged in 2013 that I would never have imagined..."

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Family Court Chief's next act
Family Court Chief's next act

 Carolyn Ford 02 Oct 2017

After 13 years in the legal hot seat Chief Justice Diana Bryant is moving on... 

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Who are you?
Who are you?

 Karin Derkley 02 Oct 2017

A new survey of solicitors has found that the law is shaking off its traditional image as a male-dominated profession of private practitioners...

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Taking care of court business
Taking care of court business

 Karin Derkley 02 Oct 2017

Clerks of courts have been indispensable for the efficient running of courts...

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Careers in Law: Dilani Patrick, legal trainee at the TAC
Careers in Law: Dilani Patrick, legal trainee at the TAC

 LIV Young Lawyers 04 Jul 2017

Dilani Patrick is a Legal Trainee at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) based in regional Victoria. The LIV Young Lawyers spoke with Dilani...

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Picturing the law
Picturing the law

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jul 2017

There is a rich tradition of illustrated law books – who knew? Michael Widener is an expert on law's picture books. The Yale University Law Library's rare book librarian visited Australia...

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