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Free Legal Seminar – Melbourne 14 August 6-7pm

Deakin University School of Law, in association with Sladen Legal is presenting the second external Research Seminar at 6pm on Thursday 14 August at Deakin University’s Melbourne City Centre, Deloitte Building, Level 3/ 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

The presentation, ‘Legal Regulation and Professional Standards’ will be given by Mr Michael McGarvie, Legal Services Commissioner, Legal Services Board.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration details, and feel free to distribute to your networks.

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Victorian Attorney-General Launches NRLJA Strategic Plan

The National Rural Law and Justice Alliance Strategic Plan was launched by the Victorian Attorney-General at Deakin Waterfront Campus last night.

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The Attorney also launched the Deakin University Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice ‘Conflict of Interest in Victorian Rural and Regional Legal Practice Report’.

‘Conflict of Interest Report’ by Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice

The  Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice has released their ‘Conflict of Interest in Victorian Regional and Rural Legal Practice’ Report.

In addition to the full report, a Plain English brochure has been created has been created by the Centre to share with the public or clients who might benefit from more information about conflict of interest in legal practice. Please feel free to download and print the brochure and make it broadly available.

Conflict of Interest Report and Brochure

 

Productivity Commission Access to Civil Justice Draft Report

The Productivity Commission have released their draft Accesss to Justice Report- noting some of the points raised in the submission by the National Rural law and Justice Alliance and the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice.

Review the Draft here:

Access to Justice Draft

Can the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance help to resist urban imperialism in legal services?

The 2012 International Journal of Rural Law and Policy Special Edition article by Professor Kim Economides highlights how the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance can offer resistance to urban imperialism in legal service provision for rural communities.

CENTRE-PERIPHERY TENSIONS IN LEGAL THEORY AND
PRACTICE: CAN LAW AND LAWYERS RESIST URBAN IMPERIALISM?

Attorney-General to overhaul the Copyright Act

Announcement by the Attorney-General

Australian Law Reform Commission Full Submission

Legal Barriers for People with a Disability

 

Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council

The Prime Minister announced the members of the Indigenous Advisory Council Chaired by Mr Warren Mundine on 22 November

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Using technology to empower domestic violence victims

A pilot scheme is using internet-based video technology to provide much needed legal services for those in abusive relationships.

Damien Carrick and others | Law Report, ABC Radio National

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29 October 2013 | Those living in regional centres can often face real challenges in seeking legal assistance to escape abusive marriages or to simply take out apprehended violence orders against dangerous partners. Now a pilot scheme is using internet-based video technology to provide much needed legal services for those in abusive relationships.

Guests: Ayfer (Family violence worker based in regional Victoria), Bonnie Renou (Lawyer with the Lodden Campaspe Community Legal Centre in Bendigo) and Elisa Whittaker (Lawyer with the Victorian Women’s Legal Service).