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Recognising individuals for their contribution to the LIV and Victorian Legal Profession.

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Nominations open 9am 1 April 2021 and close at midnight 31 May 2021.


Meet the recipients of this year's awards, along with those from years gone by.

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LIV Legal Awards

Our congratulations to the 14 recipients of the 2021 LIV Legal Awards, recognising each individual's significant contribution to the legal profession, the justice system and the community.

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Award Categories

Honorary Life Membership

In recognition of eminent achievement and service to the highest degree by a member of the LIV, the highest honour the LIV Council can bestow upon a member.

Distinguished Service Award

For significant contribution to the advancement, promotion and improvement of the Victorian legal profession over an extended period of time.

President’s Award for Outstanding Service

For an individual who has gone over and above in service to the LIV or the profession in a particular field or endeavour. 

In addition to the three major board-appointed awards, there will be important specific purpose awards aimed at recognising member contributions to the community or LIV Sections or Committees. They include the Steven Myall Award and the Paul Baker Award, also membership milestones which build on the tradition of the 50-year membership ceremony.

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"With these awards, the LIV shows it is committed to recognising and acknowledging member contributions to the profession, the LIV and the community, it allows the LIV to engage more regularly and comprehensively with members throughout their careers, to connect, particularly important since COVID-19, and it also aligns closely to the LIV’s strategic goals.”

Adam Awty
Chief Executive, Law Institure of Victoria

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