12 November 2014 – Volume 69 


Farmer with multiple sclerosis takes surer step with legal help

A farmer with multiple sclerosis had developed his own inventive ways to keep active, but was frustrated to learn he could not get help from the National Disability Insurance Scheme. His lawyer helped him demonstrate that early assistance would keep him independent for longer.
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Meet our White Ribbon Ambassador

Horsham office family lawyer Slav Subbotin's important work in highlighting the impact of family violence was recently acknowledged with an appointment as a White Ribbon Day ambassador.
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LIV celebrates 25 years of accredited specialisation

This year the Law Institute of Victoria celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Accredited Specialisation program and Victoria Legal Aid is proud to have 65 accredited specialist lawyers on staff.
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Community legal centres worth their weight in gold

The importance of strong community legal centres was recently highlighted by our Managing Director Bevan Warner at the Victorian CLCs Symposium 2014.

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VLA people

A valuable addition to the Victorian Legal Assistance Forum

With a diverse background in social justice, Victorian Legal Assistance Forum Project Officer Diane White is looking forward to improving access to legal services for socially and economically vulnerable Victorians. Read more.

Private practitioner profile

New to our panels, but an old hand at making a difference

Warrnambool lawyer Pat McComish this year joined our Indictable Crime and Summary Crime panels, and is now doing more of the work that gives him most satisfaction. Read more.

Panel practitioner updates

Vacancy for Geelong Managing Lawyer

An opportunity is available to manage our Geelong office and lead our work in the Barwon region, providing high quality, responsive legal services for the most vulnerable members of the community.

You will provide effective management and leadership to a diverse team of dedicated and experienced lawyers, across the civil, criminal and family law areas.

An engaged leader with a passion for social justice, and commitment to high quality legal services, you inspire confidence, can develop the skills and expertise of a team and manage budgetary objectives.

For more information contact Director Civil Justice, Access and Equity Dan Nicholson on (03) 9269 0691 or see our jobs board.

Applications close Friday 21 November.

Community events

Candidates forum on justice issues – 18 November

This forum is an opportunity for the public to put justice-related questions to sitting members and candidates for the electoral seats of Bendigo East and Bendigo West. Find out more.

White Ribbon Day – 25 November

White Ribbon Day seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men's violence against women. Men and women are encouraged to wear a symbolic white ribbon on Monday 25 November. Find out more.

Find legal answers

Looking for simplified legal information? Our Find legal answers search is an easy way to find answers to a range of common legal questions.

Legal services

Is your client eligible for a grant of legal assistance? See Information for lawyers to access grants guidelines, practice resources and information on doing legal aid work.

Practice resources

Our Practice resources gives lawyers access conference papers and articles, practice updates and materials, and information on the Roundtable Dispute Management process. It also provides access to fact sheets for clients and our law library.

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