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Diversity: Housing not prisons needed
Diversity: Housing not prisons needed

 Madeleine Mylrea 01 Oct 2021

The number of women in prison has soared and there are now more women sitting in prison on remand than sentenced.

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How Islam helped my mental health
How Islam helped my mental health

 Sharlene Kuruppuarachchi 20 Sep 2021

I work as a lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in family violence and criminal law. I work with vulnerable clients where I have to undertake in court duties and casework files. This means I have to juggle a number of tasks each day. My faith has helped me be patient with clients because I need to have sincere concern for other people when I am interacting with them.

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Diversity: Mood for reform growing
Diversity: Mood for reform growing

 Eleanor Weir 01 Sep 2021

Members of the legal profession must continue to tackle gender inequality and systemic discrimination.

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LIV responds to Sexual Harassment in the Victorian Workplace consultation
LIV responds to Sexual Harassment in the Victorian Workplace consultation

 the LIV Sexual Harassment Working Group 18 Aug 2021

The LIV has responded to a Victorian Government consultation paper focused on addressing sexual harassment in Victorian workplaces...

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Diversity: Why mentoring works
Diversity: Why mentoring works

 Madison Pondeljak 01 Jul 2021

It is no secret that by having a good mentor one can achieve greater career success.

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Diversity: Focus on resilience
Diversity: Focus on resilience

 Victorian Women Lawyers 01 Jun 2021

We have all learned from 2020 and can apply these lessons to future challenges at work.

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According to merit?/Diversity: Addressing disability and justice
According to merit?/Diversity: Addressing disability and justice

 Samantha Gonzales 01 May 2021

Practitioners need to have a good understanding of accessibility resources provided by courts.

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LIV seeks that Sex Discrimination Act Amendment Bill not proceed
LIV seeks that Sex Discrimination Act Amendment Bill not proceed

 LIV Diversity Committee 13 Apr 2021

The LIV has submitted a letter to MP Zali Steggall expressing concerns regarding her proposed Bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act...

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According to merit?/Diversity: Workplace misconduct in the spotlight
According to merit?/Diversity: Workplace misconduct in the spotlight

 Claire Rapson and Dr Andrea de Silva 01 Apr 2021

Preventing and responding to sexual harassment requires a holistic approach which addresses underlying structural inequalities.

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Positive Action, Lasting Change: Advancing cultural diversity in the Victorian legal profession
Positive Action, Lasting Change: Advancing cultural diversity in the Victorian legal profession

 Sam Pandya, President, Law Institute of Victoria 01 Dec 2020

Download the paper.

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Diversity paper: Call to firms to push for inclusion in the profession
Diversity paper: Call to firms to push for inclusion in the profession

 Sam Pandya 01 Dec 2020

LIV president Sam Pandya’s new paper ‘Positive Action, Lasting Change: Advancing cultural diversity in the Victorian legal profession’, extracted here, recommends firms drive ethnic and cultural diversity at all levels.

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Diversity: Firms target structural blocks to entry
Diversity: Firms target structural blocks to entry

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2020

Law firms are trying to address the barriers that are holding back culturally diverse lawyers from senior roles.

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Young Lawyers: Embracing diversity
Young Lawyers: Embracing diversity

 Yasin Azra 01 Dec 2020

At 17, after a long journey from the Afghan warzone, including a stateless existence in Pakistan and a crossing from Indonesia in a fishing canoe, Yasin Azra arrived in Australia ready to contribute and make a difference.

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Young lawyers: Levelling the playing field
Young lawyers: Levelling the playing field

 Muluka Said 01 Dec 2020

More needs to be done to combat unconscious bias in regards to candidates from low socio-economic and diverse backgrounds.

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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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