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COVID can’t stop the celebration as Jorda is admitted to practice

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Until the pandemic hit, being admitted to practice as a lawyer in Victoria meant a day out in the big smoke- with an official court ceremony complete with wigs and gowns, followed by wine bars and fancy restaurants.

While COVID-19 restrictions meant our newest lawyer Jorda Burnett didn’t get to have that experience on her big day last Friday, we reckon she’s nailed her own version of a celebration in true country lawyer style: a picnic and a bottle of ...

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Law firm adapts to help clients during coronavirus pandemic

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Local firm SLM Law has announced a new service to support clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Drive-up” document signing services are available in Colac, Camperdown and Cobden to ensure people can attend to important business and personal matters but still practice social distancing.
SLM Law director Shaun Moloney said clients would be able to remain in their car during the process.
 
“They can ...
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SLM Law COVID-19 Statement 26 July 2020

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SLM Law would like to advise clients that, unfortunately, one of our Colac staff members has received confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test. It is important to note that this staff member has a role in our firm which does not generally involve face to face contact with clients.

Our thoughts are with the employee who has been isolating at home for the past seven days. We wish our affected employee well.

Fortunately, following the news of a rise in the number ...

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Introductory Speech to LIV Council – Rebecca Alexander 13 February 2020

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In 2019, SLM Director and Lawyer Rebecca Alexander was elected to Council of the Law Institute of Victoria (the peak body representing lawyers in Victoria). Her three year term commenced in January 2020 and she intends to ensure the interests of regional Victorians are properly represented in the legal industry.

Below is a copy of Rebecca’s introductory speech to the Law Institute of Victoria Council, which was given in February 2020.

It is my privilege to bring a little piece of regional ...

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Coronavirus Update 23 March 2020

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With the safety of our community in mind, SLM Law has now closed our office to the public until further notice.

Our team continues to work behind closed doors and we are very happy to continue to assist you with your legal matters.

For all SLM Law and LaTrobe Financial related inquiries:-

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SLM Law helps to bring Tom Curtain’s We’re Still Here Tour to Camperdown on 16 February 2020

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At SLM Law, we are proud to represent our country based community- from farmers to first home buyers.

Our district deserves the opportunity to get together and to host major events, irrespective of how far away we are from Melbourne.

That’s why we are excited to support the Camperdown P & A Society to bring Tom Curtain’s We’re Still Here tour and the Katherine Outback Experience to the Camperdown Showgrounds from 5pm on Sunday, 16 February 2020.

Not only is this event a ...

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SLM Law recognised last month as a top firm in Victoria for online property settlements

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SLM Law has been rated fifth state-wide as one of the top firms to deal with in September 2019, according to the PEXA peer-rated firms statistics.

According to PEXA, a high score and overall rating “indicates that a firm is frequently marked by peers as easy to settle with”, and is based on surveys completed by other lawyers and conveyancers at the end of the matter. The PEXA website states that “the Peer Rating functions much like an Uber or Airbnb ...

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You are the most important person in the world to the people who love you!

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You are the most important person in the world to the people who love you!

That was the message that John Maher shared with year 11 and 12 students at Trinity College this week when he came to share “Carmen’s road safety presentation“. SLM Law proudly sponsored John’s attendance at the school as we see the impact car accidents have on families in our community and we hope that by bringing this presentation to our community lives ...

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A day in the life of a law graduate

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My name is Grace Langdon and I started working at SLM Law part-time in September 2017 while I was still undertaking study as part of my Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at ACU in Melbourne. At the beginning of 2019, I began work at SLM Law as a full-time Law Graduate, and as not many people seem to have an idea of what I do day-to-day, I thought I’d fill you in.

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Who do you trust? Appointing a Medical Treatment Decision Maker

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No one wants to think about what will happen if you become unwell and you are unable to make your own decisions in the future. However, these matters are really important to consider because thinking about these issues now means you can choose who makes medical decisions on your behalf in the future if the situation arises that you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

The law in Victoria changed last year and prior to 12 March 2018 we would ...

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