New Legal Services Commissioner to talk on his office’s new direction

On Tuesday week, the 17th, Michael McGarvie, Victoria’s somewhat-new Legal Services Commissioner (he has been Commissioner or Acting Commissioner for coming on 10 months) is going to give a talk at the Leo Cussen Institute at 5.30 p.m.  Mr McGarvie has acknowledged the need to build trust with the profession, and to reduce the extraordinary delays in complaint handling with which his predecessors have been associated.  The jury is still out in those regards, but it is early days, and at least change is being pursued, some of which sounds quite promising. Leos bill the ‘unique’ event, which will cost you a mere $95, as follows:

The Legal Services Commissioner speaks on legal ethics and a new approach to complaint handling

A unique opportunity to hear first hand from the newly appointed Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie, on his new approach to the handling of complaints about lawyers in Victoria.

Michael’s presentation will also cover:

  • Tips for practitioners about ethical dilemmas
  • Conduct issues frequently observe
  • The role of the regulator amongst the profession.’
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