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The right to die

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LIJ: Voluntary assisted dying is one of the most controversial legislative proposals to come before the Victorian parliament. How does voluntary death occur? How long does it take? Is it painless? Who helps? Can coercion be proved? These were some of the questions asked of legal and medical experts at a public forum...

An inspiration

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LIJ: Vito Cilauro, the oldest practising LIV member, has been an inspiration to his community – and popular culture. Eighty seven-year-old practising solicitor Vito Cilauro has been in love with the law since he was six or seven, when he remembers pleading before a tree on his grandfather’s farm in rural Sicily...

The history of solicitors

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LIJ: 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. Among the original members of the Bread and Cheese Club was Edward Sandford, later to become Chief Examiner of Titles...

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  • CPD Program: February - March 2018

    Short on points? The LIV has you covered. Our 2018 program offers sessions covering all practice areas - available in-person, online and via video.



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  • Emerging Leaders Conference

    The LIV’s inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference will arm you with the tools and skills you need to stand-out and, more importantly, step up in your career!

    Wed 14 Mar - 11:15 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Thorne v Kennedy - A Positive Development?

    Our previous Thorne v Kennedy session booked out quickly. Be sure to book early to secure your place.

    How will the recent High Court decision on Thorne v Kennedy impact Australian family law and Victorian practitioners working in this space?

    Thu 01 Feb - 07:45 AM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Academy Series

    We all long for a career that offers challenges, stimulation and growth. Drive your career direction and development with the LIV Academy Series.


    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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