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Conflict of interest in Victorian rural and regional legal practice

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This research report was based on 163 survey responses and 29 interviews with Victorian rural and regional legal practitioners, as well as 8 human service organisation representatives. Peak law profession organisations including the Legal Services Board, Law Institute of Victoria, the Federation of Community Legal Centres and Victoria Legal Aid were also interviewed for the research. The principal objective of the research was to examine how conflict of interested is manifested in rural and regional settings and how effectively the current conflict of interest rules are applied within those settings. The report includes a number of recommendations for better responding to issues of conflict of interest within a rural and regional context.




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Publication classification

A6 Research report/technical paper, JE1 Research report for an external body - Public sector

Copyright notice

2014, Deakin University


Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice - Deakin University

Place of publication

Geelong, Vic.