Events.

The College's events are designed to meet the needs of judicial officers at every career stage. They reflect six key areas of judicial education: Law, Skills, Judicial Life, Social Context, First Nations and Non-Legal Knowledge.
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Skills/
Jury trial management.

24 May 2024 | Full Day

What do you do if an empanelment goes ‘off script’, or if a juror breaks the rules? How do you create a question trail?

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Social Context/
Understanding personality disorders and complex trauma.

14 May 2024 | Seminar

Mental disorder or impairment and drug dependency are common in people appearing in the criminal justice system. Yet they often don’t get the support they need.

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First Nations/
First Nations cultural awareness for judicial officers.

30 April 2024 | Full Day

Build a nuanced cultural awareness about First Nations people to foster respect and understanding in Victoria’s court system.

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Skills/
Delivering oral decisions effectively – VCAT.

19 April 2024 | Full Day

Proficiency in giving an oral decision is an essential skill of efficient tribunal members. Oral decisions assist in managing case load, counter over-reliance on the written word, and prevent the pile of reserve decisions from building up.

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Law/
Prima Facie: Film screening with playwright Suzie Miller.

17 April 2024 | Seminar

An unexpected event forces a criminal barrister to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

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Judicial Life/
VCAT orientation: Ethical and behavioural dimensions of the role.

22 March 2024 | Full Day

An opportunity for new VCAT members to come together and learn about their role.

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