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RPA News. Regulation. Prosecutions. Action.

RPA News is a blog published by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner. It is used to inform the lawyers and the public about the following:

  • changes to the regulatory regime, including legislation and regulations
  • disciplinary decisions handed down by VCAT or the courts
  • special events and public announcements
  • new resources available on this website, and
  • any other information we believe is relevant to lawyers and the public.

Please note: blog entries discussing disciplinary action are published by the Commissioner in line with the Commissioner’s statutory responsibility to educate the legal profession. By publicising disciplinary outcomes, the Commissioner intends for lawyers to compare their conduct and business practices with those highlighted by the VCAT and the courts. This will in turn assist lawyers to comply with the requirements of the Legal Profession Act 2004, the Legal Profession Regulations 2005, the various legal profession rules and the expectations of consumers of legal services and the wider legal profession.

Invitation: Dignity through decision-making support July 25, 2016

Carers Victoria and Scope invite you to attend the launch of ‘Decision Making Support: Building Capacity Within Victoria‘.

This is a series of evidence-based educational resources providing support to people with a cognitive disability.  The project was funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board’s Grants Program. (more…)

Discussing death and dying: Advance care planning

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer will be hosting a community Q&A panel on advanced care planning for patients suffering terminal illnesses.

Advance care planning is the process of thinking and talking about what kind of medical care and treatments you might want, or not want, if you become (more…)

Mortgage Wellbeing Service Newsletter February 4, 2016

The Mortgage Wellbeing Service, funded through the Victorian Legal Services Board’s Grants program, has published their latest newsletter.

The newsletter provides details of the work undertaken by the Service over the past nine months since their commencement. It includes (more…)

2016 Grants funding round now open December 10, 2015

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Victorian Legal Services Board 2016 Grants funding round.

For more details visit the Victorian Legal Services Board Website for the application form, guidelines and tips for applicants.

Applications close 4 March 2016.

Law and Cancer: Implications for clinical practice November 23, 2015

The Cancer Council Victoria, in collaboration with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, will host the symposium ‘Law and Cancer: Implications for clinical practice’.

Clinicians who work with cancer patients need to understand the law as it relates to the delivery of patient care, including the legal (more…)

Mortgage Wellbeing Service to launch July 15, 2015

Homeowners in Melbourne’s west who are experiencing mortgage stress will be able to call upon a new service thanks to an innovative program set to launch on Tuesday 28 July.

The Mortgage Wellbeing Service was developed by Community West’s Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Services to provide free legal, social and financial counselling to support (more…)

Youth Justice Reinvestment seminar June 23, 2015

Regional communities will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion on youth justice reinvestment on Wednesday 24 June.

Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice will host a video conference looking at (more…)

We are moving office August 20, 2014

Please note, that from 1 September 2014 the Legal Services Board will be moving to a new office and our contact details will change. Our new contact details will be as follows:

Level 5, 555 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000
GPO Box 492 Melbourne 3001
Ausdoc: DX 185 Melbourne

Reception: 03 9679 8001
Practitioner Services: 03 9679 8000
LSB Online: 03 9679 8111
Fax: 03 9679 8101


Legal Outsourcing Guidelines December 20, 2012

The Legal Services Board has approved Legal Outsourcing Guidelines to assist all Victorian practitioners engaged in legal outsourcing.  The Guidelines aim to address the inherent risks involved in outsourcing and inform of best practice. (more…)

RODA goes live! October 19, 2012

Michael McGarvie, Legal Services Board CEO and Legal Services Commissioner, has today announced that the Register of Disciplinary action (the RODA) has been enhanced and relaunched on the Legal Services Board website. (more…)