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RPA News

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 long-standing objective 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 VCAT and the courts. This will in turn assist lawyers to comply with the requirements of the Legal Profession Uniform Law and the expectations of consumers and the wider legal profession.

Living Free project launched in Frankston

Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Fiona McLeay, alongside Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, Rob Hulls, launched the Living Free Project last week.  Funded in our grant 2017 round, this innovative project utilises (more…)

New report: Small Claims, Large Battles June 8, 2018

The Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Fiona McLeay, was honoured to speak at the launch of the Women’s Legal Service report, Small Claims, Large Battles in May.  The report presents the findings from their 18 month project investigating the experiences of vulnerable women as they seek fair financial outcomes through the family law system. (more…)