Three new one-hour Ethics Video productions for peak law body

Miro Films has completed a further three online videos/DVDs for the Law Institute of Victoria for its Ethics Video collection.
This years production includes three separate DVDs-the general Ethics Videos joined by a special production for Corporate Lawyers and Government lawyers.

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.

The new educational videos commissioned by the Institute are free to members.

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Michael Dolan interviews corporate lawyer Simon Doyle 

Ethics Videos feature highly acclaimed legal panel

The productions cover questions of Ethics for Lawyers and features the LIV’s Michael Dolan as interviewer with this year’s panellists including: leading criminal Clayton Utz litigation specialist Nicole Ryan Green, former Family Court Judge and now Monash Professor, The Hon. Nahum Mushin, Melissa Macken who is a solicitor at A.J. Macken & Co. Melissa is a former member of the Law Institute Council and former Chair and current member of the Ethics Committee, Jason Newman who is a litigation lawyer and partner at Gilchrist Connell. Jason is a current member of the Ethics Committee.

Specialist panellists this year included Simon Doyle who spent 15 years in private practice, the majority of that time as a partner in a Melbourne firm. He then moved in-house with his main client and spent a decade as its General Counsel.
During his time as General Counsel, in addition to the more common requirements of the role, Simon enjoyed a diverse range of work including an IPO, mergers and acquisitions, establishing the compliance framework, directorships of Australian and overseas subsidiaries and even responsibility at times for corporate communications and human resources. Since retiring from that role, Simon has spent time as a consultant in Australia and the UK and a director of an ASX listed company.

Louise Akenson who is a Managing Lawyer with 20 years experience as a public sector lawyer features in the Government Lawyers Ethics video. Louise is a member of the Law Institute Council and the current Chair of the Government Lawyers Section. Louise is a trained social worker and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne.

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Michael Dolan with Government Lawyer Louise Akenson

Ethics Videos feature diverse areas of law

The documentary covers such diverse categories as Property Law, Criminal Law, Duty to the Court, Concurrent Client Conflict, Medical Negligence and Sharp Practice.

The videos are available online at the Law institute of Victoria:

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Director Michel Lawrence checks audio during filming

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