Day: June 5, 2012

Congrats to Victorian In-House Attorneys

Times have changed!  Until last month, “corporate practising certificates” applicable to in-house lawyers in Victoria, Australia, limited them to providing legal advice only to their employers.  This restriction prevented these lawyers from volunteering their services for pro bono work in the same manner as their law firm counterparts and in-house lawyers in other Australian states. Thankfully, the Legal Profession and Public Notaries Amendment Bill 2012 was passed by the Victorian Parliament on March 27, given Royal Assent on April 3, and became effective on May 2.  The bill amended the Legal Profession Act 2004 by lifting restrictions on in-house lawyers

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