11 November 2015 – Volume 93

News

Family Law Council submission encourages earlier identification of risk factors to families

Our submission to the Family Law Council calls for changes to court practices and training for judicial officers to help minimise the risk of family violence. Read more about our Family Law Council submission.

One-stop legal help for victims of sexual assault

Our Frankston, Morwell and Geelong offices in conjunction with Multi-Disciplinary Centres are working to ensure victims of sexual assault receive timely and streamlined support. Read more about our one-stop legal help for victims of sexual assault.

Newly accredited specialist lawyers boost Victoria Legal Aid expertise

Victoria Legal Aid clients can look forward to an even higher level of expertise following a number of our lawyers being awarded Law Institute of Victoria specialist accreditation. Read more about our newly accredited specialist lawyers.

Panel practitioner updates

Reminder to register for training on new family law guidelines

Learn more about our new family law guidelines that came into effect on 30 October by registering for the 7 December training session on how to apply the new guidelines. Find out how to register.

Community news and notices

Legal Fun Run and Walk – 23 November

The Legal Fun Run and Walk is an opportunity to raise awareness of health and wellbeing by focusing on work-life balance and getting active. Come and cheer other members of the legal community and network afterwards over a gourmet barbecue. Read more about the Legal Fun Run and Walk.

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 Wednesday 25 November. Read more about White Ribbon Day.

4th National Elder Abuse Conference – 23 to 25 February 2016

This conference aims to prevent and resolve elder abuse by showcasing new knowledge to use in practice, raise awareness and influence system change. The conference features a range of internationally acclaimed speakers from medical and allied health, education, government and aged care sectors, as well as engaging discussion on the prevention of elder abuse and networking opportunities. Read more about the National Elder Abuse Conference.

If you have any community news that you would like included in this eNewsletter email editor@vla.vic.gov.au. Items will be published at the editor's discretion.

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