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The Life of a Court Officer (Clerk) at the Magistrates’ Court
The Life of a Court Officer (Clerk) at the Magistrates’ Court

 Manolya Ilanli 07 Sep 2021

Court Officers (Clerks) are the backbones of court proceedings in both open and online court. They work closely with Judicial Officers to assist them in the coordination of courtroom processes.

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Young Lawyers: Is technology destroying the rule of law?
Young Lawyers: Is technology destroying the rule of law?

 Anastasia Misarvidis-Tyshing 01 Sep 2021

As the use of artificial intelligence spreads, the process involved in algorithmic thinking needs to be more transparent to avoid discrimination.

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Young Lawyers: Transparency in human rights
Young Lawyers: Transparency in human rights

 Ryan Wil, Ashley Branch and Benjamin Stern 01 Aug 2021

As COVID-19 decisions continue to impinge on our rights, YL considers three key recommendations from the 2015 report into Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights.

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Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh
Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh

 Sylvie Alston 22 Jul 2021

My favourite Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Young Lawyers event is less than a month away. Not only is the Victorian Golden Gavel Competition the perfect opportunity for young lawyers to build their professional brand, be inspired and enhance their professional skills, it also offers the best boost to one’s wellbeing – laughter.

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Hungary and COVID-19
Hungary and COVID-19

 Sinéad O’Brien Butler 21 Jul 2021

The LIV presents a series of opinion blogs from various LIV Young Lawyers members relating to governments around the world using COVID-19 as justification to abrogate human rights. The first blog focuses on the expanded power of Victor Orbán’s Fidesz party during the pandemic.

 

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Practice Spotlight: Competition and Consumer Law
Practice Spotlight: Competition and Consumer Law

 Jessica Jane 20 Jul 2021

This month, the Young Lawyers blog is focusing on the practice area of competition and consumer law. Competition law aims to prohibit businesses from engaging in conduct that will distort or harm competition.

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Young Lawyers: Extra-curial punishment
Young Lawyers: Extra-curial punishment

 ​Rose George 01 Jul 2021

What role does extra-curial punishment play in sentencing?

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Practice Spotlight: VOCAT and Compensation Applications
Practice Spotlight: VOCAT and Compensation Applications

 Jessica Hall 25 Jun 2021

This month the Young Lawyers’ blog is focusing on the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) and compensation applications under Section 85B of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) (SA).

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Law students to benefit from emergency lockdown scholarship
Law students to benefit from emergency lockdown scholarship

 Karin Derkley 07 Jun 2021

Law students who have lost income during the current lockdown will be able to eat and pay their rent thanks to an initiative by Melbourne lawyer, Leila Chalk...
 

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Young Lawyers: Being a public servant
Young Lawyers: Being a public servant

 Edmund Yuan 01 Jun 2021

What can you expect from working in government and why should you consider it?

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Mental Fitness – A Student’s Perspective
Mental Fitness – A Student’s Perspective

 Caroline Ashton 28 May 2021

To be physically fit, we must exercise the muscles in our bodies regularly. Similarly, to be mentally fit we must exercise our positive mental muscles. This enables us to approach challenges and problems without mental stress or other negative emotions. It is the basis of developing positive intelligence. 

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Eliminating sexual harassment: A call for positive duties under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)
Eliminating sexual harassment: A call for positive duties under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

 Alexandra Gonos 28 May 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020) (Report) alarmingly revealed that one in three individuals had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Practice Spotlight: Wills and Estates
Practice Spotlight: Wills and Estates

 Rachel Croucher 28 May 2021

This month the Young Lawyers’ blog is focusing on the practice area of wills and estates. This practice group often involves will drafting and administration of deceased estates. The types of law practiced on a day-to-day basis range from trusts and succession law to property and taxation. Additionally, mediation and litigation skills are also highly sought after in this area.

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Employment: Zooming into a new role
Employment: Zooming into a new role

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2021

The LIJ talked to four lawyers who have faced the challenge of starting a new job during the pandemic. 

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Young Lawyers: Unsustainable expectations
Young Lawyers: Unsustainable expectations

 Anastasia Misarvidis-Tyshing and Matthew Healy 01 May 2021

Despite the legal profession no longer overtly promoting overwork, it is an unstated assumption that young lawyers will work overtime.

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