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LIV offices remain closed.

Though we are working remotely to support our members.

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If you would like to practise the law in another state, find out how you can apply for a Certificate of Fitness from the LIV.

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Ensure you know your requirements as a practising lawyer with regard to continuing professional development (CPD) standards.

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Find out how to vary your practising certificate to be authorised to receive trust money and link to the VLSB+C approved course.

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About Legal Compliance

The LIV is the Victorian Legal Services Board’s delegate for the regulatory function relating to CPD compliance.

Uniform Law

  • Regulation of the Victorian legal profession – the LIV is no longer responsible for issuing practising certificates or receiving complaints about lawyers.
  • Act and regulations.

For more information on the Uniform Law, including resources such as fact sheets and precendents, visit our Uniform Law portal.

External Examination

  • Change to Examination Year - The trust account reporting period for law practices is now 1 April to 31 March in the following year. Read more

  • External Examiner Course - The Legal Services Council has approved a course of education for persons wishing to be appointed as an external examiner. Read more

Professional Standards Scheme

The Scheme is a statutory professional standards and consumer protection scheme, established under the Professional Standards Act 2003 and enforced by the courts.

About the Scheme

Upcoming Activities

  • November–March CPD Program

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your CPD requirements, the LIV has expanded our usual February and March CPD program to begin November 2020.

    Click below to learn more about the two-part digital program.



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  • Ethics & Practice Support Lines

    Need help resolving an ethics or legal practice concerns? You're never alone with the LIV's support lines and services. Call for expert, confidential assistance or browse our site for valuable information, guidelines and tools.



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  • Find Your Lawyer Referral Service

    The Find Your Lawyer service averages 3500 phone and online requests per month and is a great way to build your client base. Referrals are supplied by area of law, geographic location and preferred language to ensure client-practice compatibility.



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  • LIV Practice Management Course

    This course has been expertly designed to provide the essential business and financial knowledge and skills to help lawyers transition to principal of their own practice or move into partnership.



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  • Online CPD - Legal Education Videos

    Earn CPD points, in your own time, at your own pace. The LIV offers a wide range of online legal education videos covering all CPD compliance areas, available direct from the LIV website.



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