10 April 2013 – Volume 30


Making the link with social and economic policy – challenges for legal aid 

Managing Director Bevan Warner spoke about the need to recognise the link between legal and non-legal problems at the recent National Access to Justice and Pro Bono conference.
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Holistic approach helps teenager get her life back on track 

A vulnerable 15-year-old offender is on a good behaviour bond after our lawyers took a holistic approach to helping her resolve her issues in two different legal jurisdictions.
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VLA people

Judy Small appointed Federal Magistrate

Victoria Legal Aid’s Director Family, Youth and Children’s Law Judy Small was recently appointed to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. Read more.

Panel practitioner updates

New eligibility guidelines now operational 

Changes to eligibility guidelines announced in December last year aimed at maintaining services at a sustainable level came into effect on Monday 8 April. Find out more. Find out more.

Improve your ATLAS skills 

Practitioners are encouraged to access the ATLAS user guide and April training sessions to improve their ATLAS skills. Sign up now.

Community news

Family Law Intensive Melbourne – Saturday 4 May 

The Family Law section of the Law Council of Australia is holding a conference focusing on solutions to everyday problems family law practitioners encounter. Find out more.

Castan Centre Human Rights Law Conference – Friday 26 July 

Held by the Castan Centre, this conference will discuss current human rights issues locally and internationally. A discounted early bird registration fee is available to those who register by Tuesday 30 April. Register now.

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