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Law Institute of Victoria appoints new CEO

Nerida Wallace has been appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). Ms Wallace replaced former CEO Michael Brett Young who had held the role for 8 years and stayed to assist with the change.

Ms Wallace brought a range and breadth of experiences across the legal profession, said LIV President Geoff Bowyer. “Ms Wallace has a wealth of experience providing legal and strategic advice across the legal profession. She has worked with private law forms, government, courts and dispute resolution bodies,” said Mr Bowyer.

Currently the director of her own consultancy, Transform Management Services, Ms Wallace’s previous roles include conciliator, solicitor, principal legal officer and policy advisor with groups including the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service, Workcover, the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Family Court, Attorney-General’s Department and as a policy officer. The role will require the CEO to work with key stakeholders including Attorneys-General, the Department of Justice, Courts Services Victoria, heads of jurisdiction, the Law Council of Australia, the large law firm group, community legal centres, the Victorian Bar, law schools and legal training providers.

“Ms Wallace is an innovate leader and will help guide both the Law Institute and the profession in this changing legal environment,” said Mr Bowyer.

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