Solicitors and barristers have their own professional associations. It used to be compulsory to be a member of these associations but this is no longer the case.
Law Institute of Victoria
The Law Institute of Victoria is the state’s peak body for lawyers. The Law Institute of Victoria’s purpose is to be a leader and innovator of the legal profession, to support and inform members and to raise the profile of the legal profession.
The Law Institute of Victoria’s Legal Referral Service assists the public to find a member lawyer to assist them with their legal issue.
The Victorian Bar is the professional association of barristers practising in Victoria. On behalf of its members the Victorian Bar promotes the administration of justice and the rule of law.