The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
Current obstetric information guidelines and childbirth education models deny women true birth choice. Failure of duty to warn in obstetric negligence case law has focussed to warn of the risks of obstetric interventions. There is no case law on failure of duty to warn of the risks of vaginal birth. The health system is complicit in denying full disclosure of birth risks.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.