Judicial Life/
Judicial management forum.

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Friday 25th October 2024

Full Day EVENT | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM


The close working relationship between judge and associate is a distinctive feature of judicial life. The relationship is generally highly prized and valued by both parties and has evolved without much formal assistance. But how do other judges manage their working life with associates? And what constitutes best-practice when managing staff?

Guided by senior judicial officers acting as judicial mentors, the Judicial management forum invites new judicial officers to learn management practices and principles from colleagues. You will have the opportunity to contribute to discussions about the legal and ethical obligations of the shared workplace including in relation to sexual harassment and bullying.

Participants will take part in skills sessions that explore:

  • allocating work and setting expectations
  • giving and receiving feedback including good, difficult, constructive and timely feedback
  • mentoring and establishing boundaries
  • conversations in chambers about cultural contexts arising in- or out-of-court
  • debriefing after court and having tricky conversations.

Invitation only for new appointees to the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria.