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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SLM Law warns clients: be wary of solar panel stress

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The nature of our job as lawyers means we often have to deal with problems after they have already arisen, rather than being able to avoid problems.

In some instances, we see the same issue recur and we feel frustrated that our clients go through the same difficulties and cannot learn from each other’s experiences.

This is why we think it is important to notify South West residents, business owners and farmers of the potential pitfalls of entering into an agreement to ...

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Vacancy | Law Clerk/Administration Camperdown

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Law Clerk / Office Administration (Full-Time)

  • Camperdown location
  • Office Administration
  • Corporate environment

This position is based at our Camperdown Branch performing general office administration duties including reception, mail, banking and diary management. You will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents, typing correspondence and liaising with clients.

To be successful for these positions you must:

  • Be self-confident and ...
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Why Limit Us? group launched

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Sometimes as lawyers we see silly laws that don’t reflect public expectations.
Certainly the State Government’s decision to retain a 100 kilometres per hour speed between Colac and Werribee is one of those occasions.
That’s why SLM Law director Rebecca Alexander has taken steps to raise awareness for the need to increase the speed limit to 110 kilometres per hour between Colac and Werribee.
You can find more details and like the page at Why Limit Us? and call into ...
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Amazing determination: from workplace injury victim to world ranked triathlete

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The grit and determination shown by my client Clint Pickin is one example of the extraordinary resilience people can show after suffering injury.

Clint was injured in March 2014 on a dairy farm which led to his right leg being amputated below the knee. Clint was 25 years of age at the time. Keen to get ahead in life, the dairy position was one he did on top of his full-time position in the timber industry. The loss of his leg ...

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SLM Law welcomes Tracie Lawrence

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The directors of SLM Law are pleased to welcome legal executive and conveyancer Tracie Lawrence to the team.

Tracie has been a Colac local all her life and is active in the local community. Tracie brings almost 20 years of conveyancing experience to SLM Law.

“I am excited by the opportunity to continue my career with SLM Law,” Tracie said.

Tracie enjoys working with the broad client base that conveyancing provides, from first home buyers to retirees and everyone in between.

“I appreciate that ...

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Is my heart attack or stroke work related?

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Whether or not you can obtain workers compensation for a heart attack or stroke depends on whether work is a significant contributing factor to the injury. This is the test regardless of whether you suffer the heart attack or stroke at work or in your leisure time.

In determining whether a worker’s employment was a significant contributing factor to an injury, the following must be taken into account —

  1. the duration of the worker’s current employment
  2. the nature of the work performed
  3. the particular tasks ...
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Vacancies | Receptionist & Law Clerk/Conveyancing

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Receptionist

As front of house, you will be responsible for the management of the reception area including switchboard operation, greeting clients for appointments, counter enquires, diary management, marketing activities and general administration work.

Law Clerk/Conveyancing

As part of our Conveyancing Team you will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents and correspondence, liaising with clients ...

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Vacancy | Probate Clerk / Estate Administration (Full-Time)

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SLM Law is one of the leading law firms in the area, with a diverse and growing client base. We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Probate Clerk / Estate Administration (Full-Time)

As a probate clerk, you will have a hands-on role in preparing legal documents, typing correspondence and liaising with clients and other external agencies and general administration work.

To be successful for this position you must:

  • Be self-confident and assertive
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Have experience ...
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