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Women lawyers need to assert themselves in virtual world
Women lawyers need to assert themselves in virtual world

 Karin Derkley 09 Sep 2020

Women lawyers should unmute their microphones and quickly raise a virtual hand to take opportunities offered in group video meetings, a conference was told recently...

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Workplace: Stage 4 calls for COVID-safe plans
Workplace: Stage 4 calls for COVID-safe plans

 Michelle Gunn 01 Sep 2020

Restriction fatigue has resulted in a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases and a delayed timeline to return to the office. Planning for effective infection control measures is vital.

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19

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Practice FAQs: Certifying, witnessing and producing documents
Practice FAQs: Certifying, witnessing and producing documents

 Donna Cooper and Carly Erwin 01 Sep 2020

The LIV Practice Support Line provides guidance on a range of day-to-day issues that arise in daily legal practice. 

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Pro bono: COVID-19 crisis for charities
Pro bono: COVID-19 crisis for charities

 Sue Woodward 01 Sep 2020

While demand for services has increased income has declined.

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Young Lawyers: Ten tips for working from home
Young Lawyers: Ten tips for working from home

 Tessa Micucci and Amanda Di Placido 01 Sep 2020

Given the ‘working from home’ era is only just beginning, here are 10 tips to get you through lockdown 2.0 and beyond.

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Health and wellbeing: Zooming in on fatigue
Health and wellbeing: Zooming in on fatigue

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Feeling physically and mentally depleted as a result of screen fatigue is not uncommon. There are strategies to help manage working remotely.

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Judge-alone trials help reduce backlog: Chief Judge Kidd
Judge-alone trials help reduce backlog: Chief Judge Kidd

 Karin Derkley 19 Aug 2020


County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd has encouraged legal practitioners to reconsider the option of judge-alone trials as efforts by the courts to bring back jury trials have been stymied by the resurgence of the coronavirus...

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Remote hearings the norm for foreseeable future: Judge Cain
Remote hearings the norm for foreseeable future: Judge Cain

 Karin Derkley 18 Aug 2020

Criminal lawyers need to build their business around remote hearings for the foreseeable future, with in-person court attendance to remain the exception for some time, state coroner and coordinator of the courts’ response to the pandemic Judge John Cain told the LIV Criminal Law Conference...

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Parental leave: Shift from gendered roles gathers pace
Parental leave: Shift from gendered roles gathers pace

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2020

Maurice Blackburn sees the benefits of encouraging men to take Primary carer parental leave. The LIJ spoke to four caring dads.

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Government sector: In the public interest
Government sector: In the public interest

 Karin Derkley 01 Aug 2020

Government lawyers have been at the forefront of the Victorian response to COVID-19 – amending laws and negotiating new regulations to keep the community safe. 

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Members’ needs drive strategy
Members’ needs drive strategy

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2020

The LIV continues to support its 18,500-plus members and the community during these unprecedented and challenging times.

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Employment contracts: Frustration in the time of COVID-19
Employment contracts: Frustration in the time of COVID-19

 Nicholas Green QC and Gianluca Rossi 01 Aug 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic raises the question of whether the lockdown constitutes the frustration of a contract of employment. 

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2020

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19 and VCAT Planning and Environment Division

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Property: The need to observe good faith
Property: The need to observe good faith

 Peter Lowenstern 01 Aug 2020

Don’t launch into an explanation about the legal concept – instead, tell your client what they need to do in COVID-19 residential tenancy negotiations. 

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