Legal professional bodies
These are organisations that support lawyers and law students, educate and assist the public about law in Victoria and/or ensure the accountability of the legal profession.
Students should make the most of the LIV, which offers free membership to students while they are studying, giving access to newsletters, mentor support and career networking events. The Victoria Law Foundation offers grants to projects (this Guide was created with VLF funding) and internships to law students. The Legal Services Commissioner resolves disputes between lawyers and clients and where necessary, disciplines lawyers.
All lawyers and law students interested in social and environmental justice are invited to join the Progressive Law Network or form a branch if there is not one local to you.