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YLJ Flipbook - Autumn Edition
YLJ Flipbook - Autumn Edition

 LIV Young Lawyers 01 Apr 2019

Welcome to the YLJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify text and click through to read about your favourite article and find out about upcoming YL events...

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The only way is up
The only way is up

 Jessica Awad 01 Apr 2019

There is a wealth of knowledge to acquire when you are just starting out. Learning how to be a lawyer is a lot like learning how to do other important things in life: you need to have a go and receive feedback until you get it right...

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Generational influence: opportunity knocks
Generational influence: opportunity knocks

 Mira Stammers 01 Apr 2019

Understanding and leveraging Millennials is critical to the future economic success of law firms...

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Fairness and clarity
Fairness and clarity

 Nick Ellis 01 Apr 2019

Recent changes to child support legislation have made significant retrospective alterations to aspects of the law relating to child support agreements...

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Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children
Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children

 Karin Derkley 13 Mar 2019

Lawyers who advise sporting clubs, whether in a formal or voluntary capacity, need to make them aware that failing to protect children from abuse could result in jail...
 

 

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Opposition welcomes debate on old minor offences
Opposition welcomes debate on old minor offences

 Karin Derkley 20 Feb 2019

Support for the Spent Convictions Bill is growing, with the LIV, the Victorian Bar and former shadow attorney-general John Pesutto coming out in favour of the scheme which would wipe clean the criminal record of those with minor convictions after 10 years, or five years for minors. ..

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Technology reshaping traditional law firms
Technology reshaping traditional law firms

 Karin Derkley 12 Feb 2019

Legal technology is upending the traditional pyramid model of law firms where a large cohort of junior lawyers supported senior associates and partners, a session on the impact of technology on the law at the LIV’s Conference of Council heard last week...

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New DNA powers go too far
New DNA powers go too far

 Karin Derkley 06 Feb 2019

Stronger protections are needed around proposed new police powers to take DNA samples from people suspected of a crime, the LIV has said in a letter to the police minister Lisa Neville...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 03 Dec 2018

Photos from the Bendigo Law Association annual dinner, Gender on the Agenda, the LIV Melbourne Press Club forum: the Politics of Crime and more...

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Maximise your employability in law
Maximise your employability in law

 Sach Fernando 22 Nov 2018

It was my penultimate year of law school and I had completed clerkships at three major law firms – Allens, Lander and Rogers and Middletons (now K&L Gates)...

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Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close
Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close

 Karin Derkley 21 Nov 2018

Balit Ngulu, which closed down in October because of a lack of ongoing funding, would seem exactly the kind of service needed to keep Aboriginal kids out of prison and out-of-home care...

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Boot camp won't reduce reoffending, experts say
Boot camp won't reduce reoffending, experts say

 Karin Derkley 20 Nov 2018

Sending lower level teen offenders to "boot camp" may be more likely to entrench them in a life of crime than "scare them straight", youth justice experts say...

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The LIV Young Lawyers Wear for Success Drive – an overwhelming success
The LIV Young Lawyers Wear for Success Drive – an overwhelming success

 Georgia Smith and Stefani Janson 13 Nov 2018

In October, 25 Victorian law organisations took part in the inaugural LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee Wear for Success Clothing Donation Drive...

 

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Legal apps – what’s the big deal?
Legal apps – what’s the big deal?

 Blake Connell 05 Nov 2018

Talk of legal apps has been increasingly appearing on my LinkedIn feed...

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Politicians and legal community go head to head on crime
Politicians and legal community go head to head on crime

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2018

The judiciary and their sentencing practices came in for criticism at the Politics of Crime forum at the Melbourne Press Club...

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