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 Andrea Samardzija 01 Apr 2016

Socialising for young lawyers doesn’t have to revolve around drinks – treat yourself to some alternatives. This year the LIV Young Lawyers is focusing on wellbeing...

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In print – Really useful practice and court resources
In print – Really useful practice and court resources

 Steven Sapountsis 31 Mar 2016

Recently, we published a list of free internet resources that provided useful information about the law and the practice of the law...

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In print – really useful practice and court resources

31 Mar 2016

Recently, we published a list of free internet resources that provided useful information about the law and the practice of the law.
There are times however, that a print version of a text or resource is either more practical, or more useful, than a screen version. This is especially so if the studies, which show that reading text on paper leads to a deeper and longer term understanding than if the same text read on a screen, are correct.
Can I suggest a number of printed texts that most practitioners and all litigators should have in their office, and where appropriate, with them at court.

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LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response
LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response

 Kerry O'Shea 30 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is examining its recommendations for improvements...

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Seven tips for working with counsel
Seven tips for working with counsel

 Linda Rayment and Joel Silver 29 Mar 2016

At some point in your career, chances are you will have to retain the services of a barrister. Briefing, the act of providing instructions to a barrister...

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Seven tips for working with counsel

29 Mar 2016

By Linda Rayment and Joel Silver

At some point in your career, chances are you will have to retain the services of a barrister. Briefing, the act of providing instructions to a barrister, is not a precise science. As a young lawyer you will most likely brief in two common scenarios:

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A little pomp and much circumstance

23 Mar 2016

One of the privileges of being the president of the Law Institute of Victoria is the honour of making a speech at a judicial welcome or farewell.

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A little pomp and much circumstance
A little pomp and much circumstance

 Steven Sapountsis 23 Mar 2016

One of the privileges of being the president of the Law Institute of Victoria is the honour of making a speech at a judicial welcome or farewell....

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Careers in Law: Gemma Hazmi
Careers in Law: Gemma Hazmi

 Gemma Hazmi 22 Mar 2016

Welcome to the LIV Young Lawyers monthly feature blog “Careers in Law”. This month the YL interviewed Gemma Hazmi...

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Careers in Law – Gemma Hazmi

22 Mar 2016

Welcome to the LIV Young Lawyers monthly feature blog “Careers in Law”. This month the YL interviewed Gemma Hazmi.

Name: Gemma Hazmi
Organisation: Law Institute of Victoria
Position: Senior Policy Lawyer, Criminal Law

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Call for fairer public transport penalties system for secondary students
Call for fairer public transport penalties system for secondary students

 Kerry O'Shea 22 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria supports the proposal by Western Community Legal Centre to reform the public transport penalties system for secondary students.

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VLA Child Protection Guidelines
VLA Child Protection Guidelines

 Sarah Bright 18 Mar 2016

The LIV welcomes the proposed changes to the child protection guidelines in light of the 2014 legislative reforms created by the Children Youth & Families (Permanent Care & other matters) Act 2014...

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Unrepresented litigants and additional costs
Unrepresented litigants and additional costs

 Steven Sapountsis 17 Mar 2016

A recently decided case in the Supreme Court of Victoria involving an unrepresented litigant reminded me of the issue of cost transference that a member raised with me last year...

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Unrepresented litigants and additional costs

17 Mar 2016

A recently decided case in the Supreme Court of Victoria involving an unrepresented litigant reminded me of the issue of cost transference that a member raised with me last year.

Whether it’s because of an inability to afford the cost of lawyers or otherwise, it is undoubted that there is much unmet legal need and greater incidences occurring where parties represent themselves in litigation.

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Flat soles or high heels – firms need gender diversity to best serve clients
Flat soles or high heels – firms need gender diversity to best serve clients

 Michelle Dixon 15 Mar 2016

Women may make up more than 60 per cent of law graduates but this is not reflected in the number of female partners in large...

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