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LIV advocates for improved sexual safety in mental health services
LIV advocates for improved sexual safety in mental health services

 Disability Law Committee 17 Sep 2019

In a letter to the Minister for Mental Health, the Law Institute of Victoria has advocated for improved safety in psychiatric inpatient services...

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LIV responds to discussion paper on sexual harassment in the legal profession
LIV responds to discussion paper on sexual harassment in the legal profession

 Workplace Relations Section 11 Sep 2019

In a reponse to the Law Council of Australia's discussion paper addressing sexual harassment in the legal profession, the LIV has advocated for greater oversight by regulatory bodies and targeted training surrounding sexual harassment...

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According to merit?/Diversity: New Act brings dignity
According to merit?/Diversity: New Act brings dignity

 Oriana Torcasio and Naomi Hickey-Humble 01 Sep 2019

A human rights approach to guardianship and administration law is a better outcome for Victorian women...

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High rates of harassment diminish profession
High rates of harassment diminish profession

 Karin Derkley 14 Aug 2019

Nearly three quarters of women and half of men working in the legal profession in Australia have been the victim of bullying, while almost half of women in the profession say they have been sexually harassed...

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Prison a revolving door of trauma for women
Prison a revolving door of trauma for women

 Karin Derkley 14 Jun 2019

Women and girls are returning to prison over and over again because of “interjurisdictional neglect”, prisoners' advocate Debbie Kilroy told the LIV's Women in Leadership lunch...

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Call for workplace action
Call for workplace action

 Sophie Lefebvre and Vanessa Shambrook 01 Jun 2019

 
Keeping the spirit of International Women’s Day alive all year...

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Legal Services Commissioner cracks down on sexual harassment in firms
Legal Services Commissioner cracks down on sexual harassment in firms

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2019

Law firms can no longer assume they will get away with sexual harassment and bad behaviour towards women...

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Criminal law mums juggle law and family life
Criminal law mums juggle law and family life

 Karin Derkley 19 Mar 2019

Juggling parenting responsibilities with a career in the law is always going to be a challenge, but the sacrifices are worth it, a panel discussion held by Victorian Women Lawyers in conjunction with Criminal Law Mums heard...

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Solicitor Advocates for Change
Solicitor Advocates for Change

 Carolyn Ford 21 Aug 2018

Solicitors are to be invited to join Justice Chris Maxwell's gender equity campaign...

 

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Taking legal services to communities
Taking legal services to communities

 Karin Derkley 13 Jul 2018

Bringing together Aboriginal women for a day of pampering and activities is how Djirra, formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria, gets its message out about its legal services...

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Homelessness and women
Homelessness and women

 Vanessa Shambrook 02 Jul 2018

One of the main reasons women are at risk is related to gender-based economic and financial inequality...

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Resilience building key for lawyers
Resilience building key for lawyers

 Elena Tsalanidis and Vanessa Shambrook 01 Jun 2018

In a demanding and stressful profession it is important to create a positive environment. This year wellbeing and resilience building is a key part of the Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) agenda...

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Lawyers hear horror stories
Lawyers hear horror stories

 Carolyn Ford 25 May 2018

Tracey Spicer spoke at the LIV Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial lunch of the "toxic misogyny and masculinity" rife in Australia's workplaces and the NOW Australia campaign that has been launched to support its victims...

 

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Find confidence to just jump in, women told
Find confidence to just jump in, women told

 Karin Derkley 17 May 2018

Women need to have faith in opportunities when they arise "and just jump in", says a speaker at this Wednesday's Women in Leadership conference Anna Svenson...

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Lawyers say #MeToo
Lawyers say #MeToo

 Karin Derkley 10 May 2018

"Gobsmackingly bad" cases of sexual harassment are rife in the law and other professions, and journalists are working towards making them public...

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