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Why are we losing some of our best and brightest women in the law?

08 Mar 2012

Current and former women working in the law are being urged to undertake a Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission survey (humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/womeninthelaw) into sex discrimination in the profession.

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Top 5 tips to become a more productive lawyer

01 Mar 2012

One of the most engaging sessions at the LIV Conference of Council last weekend was our “45 Tips in 45 minutes session: Essential practical tips for busy practitioners, building greater efficiencies”. We are all time poor, but little things can help give more structure and efficiency to our working day. I’ll break it down even more for you. Here are my personal top 5 tips….

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LIV Conference of Council – What are the big issues for lawyers in 2012?

23 Feb 2012

The LIV is hosting our annual Conference of Council on Sunday and Monday to address key legal and practitioner issues for the year ahead. Our council members will be joined by suburban and country law association representatives, section chairs and representatives, interstate law associations and guests including Victorian Attorney General Robert Clark.

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Accredited Specialist qualification gives lawyers a winning advantage

16 Feb 2012

Lawyers keen to gain a competitive advantage should consider undertaking the LIV Accredited Specialisation program.

The program allows our members to differentiate themselves in their area of specialty. It also gives the public, and the profession a way to identify those with a particular competence and enhanced skills.

I met with the Accredited Specialisation Board this week. I can see that our program is gaining in popularity and recognition of its value to participants.

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New study reveals concerning data on lawyers' retirement plans

09 Feb 2012

Macquarie’s 2011 Legal Benchmarking Survey has identified that 30% of legal principals surveyed are desirous of retiring within the next three years. The “Mood, Life & Money – Macquarie Insights” study, released this week, found that while more than 25 per cent of business owners recognise the value in engaging with a specialist to help them build their business, fewer than one in 10 actively seeks out specialist advice. Succession planning is an issue that is at the forefront for the LIV this year.

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How the Personal Property Securities Act could affect your practice and your clients

02 Feb 2012

This week not only marked the start of the new legal year, but also the implementation of a regime which will affect many lawyers whose practices include drawing up contracts of sale involving personal property.

Members’ attention is drawn to the provisions of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) which came into effect on Monday 30 January 2012.

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Risks of social media for lawyers & how to manage them

25 Jan 2012

As a 'newbie' to social media I am acutely aware of the opportunities and risks of tweeting, blogging and LinkedIn discussions. My platform this year is ”communicate, inspire and benefit”, so I encourage more in our profession to get the most out of social media and online networking. There are plenty of good online resources and the LIV runs training courses to assist members. 

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The law and its impact on business in 2012

19 Jan 2012

The LIV is proud to present its inaugural Legal and Finance Summit at the RACV city club on 23rd March 2012. The Summit will examine the impact of major legal and financial events on the business community and the broader financial sector.

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New LIV President's focus for 2012

11 Jan 2012

As I take the reins as LIV president for 2012, I would like to acknowledge the sterling work of outgoing President Caroline Counsel.

Caroline was an excellent president, who's platform was to "leave no member behind". Significant steps were taken to achieve this, and I thank her on behalf of the members.

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Family law & the holiday season: does anybody ever win?

16 Dec 2011

Family law & the holiday season: does anybody ever win?

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Legislative year comes to a close

08 Dec 2011

Legislative year comes to a close

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Fight against corruption in limbo until IBAC is up and running

02 Dec 2011

Fight against corruption in limbo until IBAC is up and running

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White Ribbon Day puts the spotlight on violence against women

25 Nov 2011

White Ribbon Day puts the spotlight on violence against women

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LIV legal awards honour our outstanding achievers

17 Nov 2011

LIV legal awards honour our outstanding achievers

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LIV opposes proposal for baseline sentencing

11 Nov 2011

LIV opposes proposal for baseline sentencing

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