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10 tips to climb the legal career ladder

29 Aug 2013

Aged  just 27, Nunzio Tartaglia was promoted to partner at Melbourne law firm, Nowicki Carbone, proof, he says that law firms do reward those who work hard.  Here, three years later, Nunzio shares some his advice on how to climb the legal career ladder.

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Parole on parole?

23 Aug 2013

In light of the recent and tragic deaths of Jill Meagher, Sarah Cafferkey, Sharon Sierman and too many others, the community has a legitimate interest in the re-calibration of risk in Victoria’s parole system.

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An open letter to the legal profession

22 Aug 2013

I have a growing sense of dread that our legal system is going to a place it won’t return from; where only those that can afford, get.

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Groth & Banks – Single Mums and Sperm Donor Dads

16 Aug 2013

In Vitro Fertilisation (‘IVF’) clinics across Victoria may have to re-evaluate the information they provide their single mother clients after the recent decision of Groth v Banks [2013] FamCA 430.

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Maintaining Melbourne as a centre of litigation excellence

15 Aug 2013

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC, has described Melbourne as a “centre for litigation excellence”.

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Do this year's competitors have what it takes?

08 Aug 2013

In this week’s blog the Young Lawyers’ Section is proud to present the competitors for this year’s Victorian Golden Gavel Competition to be held on Thursday, 22 August. To whet your appetite, check out some snippets from our competitors’ witty bios!

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“It’s time” for leadership on access to justice

08 Aug 2013

It’s time for the political parties to start demonstrating true leadership when it comes to access to justice.

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Breaking down barriers

01 Aug 2013

Graeme Innes is no stranger to discrimination – and not just in his capacity as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner. In a past interview with the Law Institute Journal, he revealed that a career adviser had told him 30 years ago to put away his books and weave baskets.
 

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LIV CEO shares his top tips for surviving a career in law

01 Aug 2013

When you’ve built a career in law spanning almost 40 years, you learn a thing or two about what it takes to survive. YLS Manager, Cassandra Piacentini sat down this week with LIV CEO, Michael Brett Young, to talk about his experiences in practice and his top tips for surviving a career in the law.

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Compassion lost at sea

25 Jul 2013

My mother was just four when she boarded a ship bound for Australia. She was a Jewish girl born in Paris after her parents fled Poland, in the midst of a Europe still grappling with the aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II.

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10 tips for preparing seasonal clerkship and traineeship applications

25 Jul 2013

Applications for Seasonal Clerkships and Traineeships have now opened pursuant to the 2013 LIV Traineeship & Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines.

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A change of scenery: RRR law

18 Jul 2013

Have you ever considered a career in Regional Victoria? Well if you haven’t then you should! There are numerous regional work experience and career opportunities that exist in both the private and public sector for law students and young lawyers.

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Lending a helping hand for the public good

18 Jul 2013

Early on in my career, a partner at my firm, Corrs, handed me a challenge for one of our pro bono clients. The task was to persuade the Australian Taxation Office to endorse The Big Issue as a deductible gift recipient, so that people who made donations could claim them as tax deductions.

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Indigenous incarceration: not much to celebrate

11 Jul 2013

More than 20 years ago, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody warned the Aboriginal population was “grossly over-represented” in jails, and imprisonment should be a last resort.

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How to deal with the unknown

11 Jul 2013

Junior lawyers are often seen as sponges – absorbing information, skills and knowledge throughout their first couple of years in practice. What happens when you transition out of a fairly junior role? What are the expectations as you progress? What are you required to know?

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