Miro Films has just completed a 70-minute Legal Ethics Documentary for the peak law body, The Law Institute of Victoria.
Each year the Law Institute takes thousands of calls from lawyers across the state, the regions, the cities, and the suburbs with questions on ethical conduct.
How should they handle a situation? What should they do here? There can be many areas of ethical conduct for lawyers which can’t be answered definitively. Rather the Law Institute, provides callers with simple logical solutions and advice to help them with what can be sometimes very troubling and difficult problems.
As part of the LIV service to members we have produced a documentary style program to help lawyers come to grips with the ethical problems they face daily. The scenarios have been selected from the thousands which come to the LIV every year.
The film is an educational product for the Institute, covering questions of Ethics for Lawyers and features the LIV’s Michael Dolan as presenter/interviewer with panellists: leading criminal lawyer Bob Galbally, Clayton Utz litigation specialist Nicole Ryan Green, former Family Court Judge and now Monash Professor, The Hon. Nahum Mushin and former LIV President Danny Barlow.
The documentary covers such diverse categories as Property Law, Criminal Law, Duty to the Court, Concurrent Client Conflict, Medical Negligence and Sharp Practice.
Former LIV president and regional solicitor Danny Barlow.
The video covers a variety of case studies on ethical issues for lawyers providing insights into various different areas of the law.
The panellists all contribute frank, open and revealing insights on legal practice.
The video is now available online or as DVD from the Law Institute of Victoria.