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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.
The Legal Services Board has approved professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements which will enable corporate lawyers to provide pro bono legal advice outside of a community legal centre under the recent amendment to the Legal Profession Act 2004 whilst being covered by the appropriate PII coverage. (more…)
The Legal Services Board congratulates the Victorian legal profession on the success of the 2012/2013 renewals period. (more…)