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.
“In history, as in medicine and the law, memory is a vital but hazardous field. When we studied history at university - we had first class teachers - we were warned that memory is and was fallible. But this vital fact was mentioned in passing rather than forming a major topic of study in its own right. So when I began to write books I learned much more, and sometimes learned by trial and error. This address recounts parts of that learning trip.”
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.