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Law Council of Australia: RRR communities in need
Law Council of Australia: RRR communities in need

 Dr Jacoba Brasch QC 01 Dec 2021

The Digital Treechange initiative uses technology to enable city job candidates to “trial” rural practice.

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Inside stories: Head west for justice innovation
Inside stories: Head west for justice innovation

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2021

Innovative projects are helping people in the western suburbs deal with the wider issues around their legal problems.

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Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System
Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System

 Criminal Law Section 13 Sep 2021

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has provided a submission to the Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System. 

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Pro bono: Boost for access to justice
Pro bono: Boost for access to justice

 Hannah Thomas 01 Jul 2021

The successful Victorian self-representation pilot service has secured more funding.

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 Law Week focuses on everyday legal questions
Law Week focuses on everyday legal questions

 Karin Derkley 12 May 2021

A new focus on specific legal issues aims to emphasise Law Week as a community information event, the Victorian Law Foundation CEO Lynne Haultain says...

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Law Council of Australia: Advancing the profession
Law Council of Australia: Advancing the profession

 Dr Jacoba Brasch QC 01 Mar 2021

The legal system has been tested over the past 12 months but changes have brought opportunities to improve access to justice.

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Laneway breakfast pays tribute to resilient profession
Laneway breakfast pays tribute to resilient profession

 Karin Derkley 03 Feb 2021

The legal profession had shown itself to be resilient in an often-challenging year in 2020, but aspects of the profession are calling out for change, participants at this year's Legal Laneway Breakfast were told...

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Criminal Law Section Annual Report 2020
Criminal Law Section Annual Report 2020

 Criminal Law Section 01 Dec 2020

The Criminal Law Section was established by the Council of the Law Institute of Victoria in 1979. The Section represents lawyers working in all areas of criminal law including defence, state and Commonwealth prosecutions, government, courts and academia. The objectives of the Section are to...

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Access to justice: Remote hearings – the new normal?
Access to justice: Remote hearings – the new normal?

 Chirag Patel 01 Dec 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, the courts have become adept at conducting hearings online. However, Chirag Patel believes their future use should be limited to ensure access to justice is not compromised. 

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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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Bendigo Court redevelopment a new model for Victorian courts
Bendigo Court redevelopment a new model for Victorian courts

 Karin Derkley 30 Oct 2020

Central Victorian practitioners have welcomed the redevelopment of the Bendigo Law Court after more than ten years of lobbying to update the original 19th century facility...
 

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Technology: Move online brings challenges
Technology: Move online brings challenges

 Molina Asthana 01 Sep 2020

Increased use of technology in Victorian courts raises questions of access to justice. 

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Youth legal need surges during pandemic
Youth legal need surges during pandemic

 Karin Derkley 25 Aug 2020

COVID-19 has been driving a surge in young people calling for legal assistance through Youthlaw, Victoria’s free community legal centre for people under 25 years of age...

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Courts’ therapeutic approach continues during pandemic
Courts’ therapeutic approach continues during pandemic

 Karin Derkley 20 Aug 2020

Victoria's specialist and mainstream courts have continued to provide therapeutic support programs during the pandemic, recently appointed Head of Division Specialist Courts Magistrate Pauline Spencer told the Criminal Law Conference...

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Submission to the Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence
Submission to the Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence

 LIV Family, Criminal and Administrative Law and Human Rights Sections 30 Jul 2020

The LIV, informed by expert lawyers assisting vulnerable families, women and children escaping from family violence, have provided its submission to the Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs' inquiry...  

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