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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

LIV Resources & Services

  • Need to rectify non-compliance?

    LIV on-demand videos have you covered. Satisfy your compliance requirements with timely, relevant content delivered by respected legal and industry experts – anytime, anywhere.



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  • LIV Membership is due for renewal by 30 June

    Renew your membership for 2021/22 membership year and stay connected to more than 18,500 peers in the legal profession, as well as valuable tools, resources, networks and opportunities exclusive to LIV members.



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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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