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From the president: Call for bushfire disaster legal help
From the president: Call for bushfire disaster legal help

 Sam Pandya 01 Feb 2020

The LIV is a partner in Disaster Legal Help Victoria and once again lawyers are responding generously to calls for help.
 

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Profession rallies to help bushfire-affected communities
Profession rallies to help bushfire-affected communities

 Karin Derkley 20 Jan 2020

Hundreds of Victorian lawyers have volunteered to help bushfire victims, with more needed in affected areas...

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Legal response to Victorian bushfires
Legal response to Victorian bushfires

 Sam Pandya, LIV President 07 Jan 2020

Message from the President. Victoria again is in the grip of bushfires and the legal profession is preparing to assist in the recovery response over the coming weeks and months. We are putting a call out to our members for volunteers to assist with pro bono legal assistance and other tasks, which may include community meetings...

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Pro bono: Fast track PD
Pro bono: Fast track PD

 Maddison Smith 01 Dec 2019

Secondments to the pro bono sector are valuable for commercial lawyers...

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Legal outreach  a rich brew
Legal outreach a rich brew

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2019

Lawyers in Melbourne’s north are using coffee to take free legal advice to the community...

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Jump in and enjoy the rewards
Jump in and enjoy the rewards

 Tamsin Webster 03 Dec 2018

For the LCA’s 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year Tamsin Webster the benefits of pro bono and volunteer work are well worth the effort...

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Gateway to justice
Gateway to justice

 Gillian Triggs 01 Nov 2018

The second phase of an innovative project will make it easier for pro bono lawyers to find and work on matters that align with their expertise...

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Empire builder changes lives
Empire builder changes lives

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2018

A love for social enterprises that help other people has put Dan Poole in a winning position...

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LIV Young Lawyers and Orange Sky blanket drive
LIV Young Lawyers and Orange Sky blanket drive

 Georgia Smith 08 Oct 2018

In a first for the LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee, it successfully partnered with Orange Sky, a mobile laundry service for the disadvantaged and homeless, to provide donations to those most in need...

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Interview with Chris Scott, operations manager at Foodbank Victoria
Interview with Chris Scott, operations manager at Foodbank Victoria

 Jacob McCahon 24 Jul 2018

Jacob McCahon is a member of the LIV Young Lawyers Law Reform Committee and is working on a project to tackle food waste. Jacob spoke with Chris Scott to learn more about Foodbank Victoria...

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Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history
Stories sought for community legal service’s 40 year history

 Karin Derkley 01 Feb 2018

Calling all 2000 lawyers who have volunteered at the Inner Melbourne Community Legal over the years – the service wants to hear your stories...

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Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy
Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2018

Red tape around proposed new donation disclosure laws will stifle the ability of community legal services and charities to help their clients...

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Let your voice be heard
Let your voice be heard

 Belinda Wilson 01 Jul 2017

Together our members provide a supportive voice for the advancement of access to justice for all. Over the last month I have been visiting members statewide...

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Solving domestic building disputes
Solving domestic building disputes

 Tina Turner 01 Jul 2017

A new legal service for vulnerable consumers starts this month. Owning a home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and for those on low incomes...

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Access to justice gap
Access to justice gap

 Divya Sharma 01 Jul 2017

There is still a need to boost legal aid as outlined by the Productivity Commission in 2014. The efforts of groups such as community legal centres (CLCs)...

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