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Ethics Committee rulings: Client documents
Ethics Committee rulings: Client documents

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Dec 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The Ethics Committee is available to help.

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Ethics: Solicitor as material witness – a duty to the court
Ethics: Solicitor as material witness – a duty to the court

 Michael Dolan and Carly Erwin 01 Dec 2020

Where a solicitor is to be called as a material witness in a matter in which they are currently on the record, it is imperative to consider carefully whether ethical obligations permit that solicitor to continue to act.

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Victorian law reform: How sexual offences are dealt with
Victorian law reform: How sexual offences are dealt with

 VLRC 01 Dec 2020

The VLRC wants to hear the views of practitioners on the best ways of responding to sexual offences, including alternatives to the justice system.

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LPLC: Checklist for COVID-weary lawyers
LPLC: Checklist for COVID-weary lawyers

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee. 01 Dec 2020

Taking steps to relieve fatigue and pressure as the year rushes to a close is good risk management.

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Property: Renewing a lease
Property: Renewing a lease

 Paul Nunan 01 Dec 2020

The Retail Leases Amendment Act has substantially altered the process to be followed by landlords and tenants.

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Technology: Move to e-signing
Technology: Move to e-signing

 Mark Burrows 01 Dec 2020

One of few upshots from the COVID-19 pandemic is that, with a large part of the country being required to work from home, governments were forced to respond to concern about e-signatures.

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Technophile: NEXL
Technophile: NEXL

 Peter Moran 01 Dec 2020

Lawyers needing to manage their networks and refer and promote their work to other lawyers could benefit from this system.

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Mediation: The benefits of SLEM
Mediation: The benefits of SLEM

 Simon Crawford and Nussen Ainsworth 01 Dec 2020

Using technology for remote attendance and engaging a mediator listed on the Magistrates’ Court Single List of External Mediators is a useful combination for parties and lawyers.

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Environmental law: No longer unprecedented
Environmental law: No longer unprecedented

 Dr Leonie Kelleher 01 Dec 2020

At the end of a year of environmental calamity, now is not the time for lawyers to give up. It is time for rebirth and renewed energy.

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Diversity: Shifting the balance
Diversity: Shifting the balance

 Molina Asthana 01 Dec 2020

Inclusion initiatives must not fall off the priority list during and post-COVID-19.

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According to merit?/Diversity: Not so super
According to merit?/Diversity: Not so super

 Eleanor Weir and Rose Hunt 01 Dec 2020

Why superannuation for women is ripe for reform.

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New admissions: 25 September 2020 and 13 October 2020
New admissions: 25 September 2020 and 13 October 2020

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2020

The following people were admitted to practice as Australian lawyers and as officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 25 September 2020 and 13 October 2020. The LIJ welcomes them to the legal profession.

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Council: LIV update – Member survey results
Council: LIV update – Member survey results

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2020

Staying connected to colleagues and clients, adjusting to new ways of working and dealing with mental strain and stress have been the biggest challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak for LIV members, according to an August survey...

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Law Council of Australia: It’s time to eradicate elder abuse
Law Council of Australia: It’s time to eradicate elder abuse

 Pauline Wright 01 Dec 2020

The LCA has released a guide for legal practitioners to help recognise and prevent financial and other abuse of older people. 

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Inside stories: A path to advocacy
Inside stories: A path to advocacy

 Sahema Saberi 01 Dec 2020

Lawyer Sahema Saberi was 13 when she arrived in Australia – starting as a Hazara refugee with no English, her Journey to legal admission was far from easy. 

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