23 July 2014 – Volume 61

News

Victoria Legal Aid calls for changes to simplify child support

Victoria Legal Aid is calling for changes that would simplify the Child Support Program and ease the pressure on parents who are paying and receiving child support.

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New commitment to child support follows help with debt

When a father returned from overseas he found he had a child support debt of more than $30,000. Find out how it happened and why he is now committed to managing his payments better.

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Discrimination law roadshow extends its reach

Our workshops on discrimination law have been on the road for more than 18 months now. Attending the latest event provided an insight into why they have been so successful.

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Last chance to shape Victoria Legal Aid's future directions

Our online survey, which asks questions about Victoria Legal Aid's role, service delivery, priority clients and the critical issues emerging in the near future, will close this Friday 25 July.

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Our Horsham office: 10 years of dedicated service to the local community

We congratulate our team at the Horsham office for celebrating their 10-year milestone of providing legal aid to the region.

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VLA people

Churchill Fellow helps find a voice for people with disabilities

Mental Health and Disability Advocacy Senior Lawyer Eleanore Fritze has been awarded a prestigious Churchill fellowship to travel overseas and research legal help for people with disabilities who are detained. Find out more.

Panel practitioner updates

How to avoid non-compliance notices

Practitioners are reminded to adhere to disbursement deadlines and keep all files compliant in order to avoid non-compliance or restitution notices.

Read more at How to avoid non-compliance notices.

Collaboration focuses on improving quality of criminal trials

We have been working with the profession to develop quality tools and standards as part of our Delivering High Quality Criminal Trials consultation.

Read more at Collaboration focuses on improving quality of criminal trials.

Community events

Legal Practice Manager required for Loddon Campaspe CLC

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is seeking a Legal Practice Manager in Bendigo.

For more information call the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre on (03) 5444 4364 or visit Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre.

Applications close Monday 28 July.

Lawyers required for Youthlaw

Youthlaw is seeking two lawyers for their Melbourne office.

For more information call Youthlaw on (03) 9611 2412 or visit Youthlaw.

Applications close Friday 8 August.

Human Rights Under the Charter: The Development of Human Rights Law in Victoria – 7 and 8 August

Held by Monash University, Human Rights Under the Charter: The Development of Human Rights Law in Victoria is the first international conference to present a thorough judicial and academic analysis of Victoria's human rights jurisprudence produced under the Victorian Human Rights Charter.

Read more at Human Rights Under the Charter: The Development of Human Rights Law in Victoria.

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