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Young Lawyers Matter
Young Lawyers Matter

  Karen Finch 07 Sep 2020

During the first lockdown in Melbourne, I attended a virtual event organised by the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria. During that session, an incredibly accomplished, articulate, intelligent young lawyer made a comment that impacted me greatly – “My voice doesn’t matter.”

 

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Year of crises leans heavily on government lawyers
Year of crises leans heavily on government lawyers

 Karin Derkley 25 Jun 2020

Government lawyers have been kept busy throughout 2020 as first the bushfires and then the COVID-19 crisis piled demand on their advice services, the LIV's Government Lawyers Conference was told last week...
 

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Temporary Amendments to Fair Work regulations
Temporary Amendments to Fair Work regulations

 Workplace Relations Section 29 Apr 2020

The LIV has prepared a brief summary of an important Fair Work amendment, in response to COVID-19…

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JobKeeper Payment
JobKeeper Payment

 Workplace Relations Section 16 Apr 2020

The LIV has prepared a brief summary of the JobKeeper Payment, and what this means for employees and employers….

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Young Lawyers: A call to action
Young Lawyers: A call to action

 Rose Inglis 01 Apr 2020

Young lawyers are particularly vulnerable to workplace sexual harassment. There are steps you can take to change the status quo.

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Annual Report released for Workplace Relations Section
Annual Report released for Workplace Relations Section

 Workplace Relations Section 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has released its annual report for the Workplace Relations section...

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LIV Young Lawyers supports better workplace protections for early lawyers
LIV Young Lawyers supports better workplace protections for early lawyers

 LIV Young Lawyers 13 Sep 2019

LIV Young Lawyers has supported the proposal for the modern award to be expanded to include early lawyers in private practice, including the establishment of a minimum wage...
 

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LIV responds to discussion paper on sexual harassment in the legal profession
LIV responds to discussion paper on sexual harassment in the legal profession

 Workplace Relations Section 11 Sep 2019

In a reponse to the Law Council of Australia's discussion paper addressing sexual harassment in the legal profession, the LIV has advocated for greater oversight by regulatory bodies and targeted training surrounding sexual harassment...

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: June 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: June 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 03 Jul 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section monthly case law update provides members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in June 2019.

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The importance of civility
The importance of civility

 Michelle Sharpe 01 Jun 2019

Bullying in any workplace is harmful to mental health. But bullying in the legal profession may have other consequences...

 

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Liability for racially offensive remarks
Liability for racially offensive remarks

 Bill Swannie 01 Jun 2019

Two decisions of the Federal Court illustrate that an employer may be liable for racially vilifying remarks made in the workplace...

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The LIV supports introduction of workplace manslaughter offence
The LIV supports introduction of workplace manslaughter offence

 Workplace Relations Section 31 May 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided feedback to the Department of Justice and Community Safety on the Workplace Manslaughter Consultation Paper...

 

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: May 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: May 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 29 May 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section monthly case law update provides members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in May 2019...

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Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: April 2019
Workplace Relations Section Case Law Update: April 2019

 Workplace Relations Section 06 May 2019

The LIV's Workplace Relations Section is pleased to introduce its first monthly case law update, providing members with a brief summary of relevant employment law and industrial relations decisions published in April 2019...

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Dealing with discrimination
Dealing with discrimination

 Kelvin Ng 01 Apr 2019

Lawyers are responsible for upholding the rule of law, an integral component of which is equality before the law. In light of this, it is somewhat ironic that the composition of the legal profession itself...

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