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Guardianship Guide Updated

6 August 2020
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Our Guide to the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic) has been updated to reflect the last six months of jurisprudence since commencement, with new case discussion and principles.

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Coronavirus and Judicial Wellbeing

Coronavirus and Judicial Wellbeing Resource

4 August 2020
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Now updated to reflect the new challenges following the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions, including resources about communication whilst wearing a mask, supporting our long-term mental health during Coronavirus restrictions, and the impact of Coronavirus on children.

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Benchbook and resource updates

31 July 2020
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Marie Curie once said that ‘Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’

We have updated our range of Benchbooks and specialist COVID resources to meet the needs of the legal community, so that you may ‘understand more’.

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Connecting with Science: Drug screens and how they support Family Drug Treatment Court goals

2 July 2020
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How to unpack the challenges and opportunities of urine drug testing is the purpose of this new collection of resources.

 

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Coronavirus library open to all

1 July 2020
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College CEO Samantha Burchell discusses how the College, amidst the upheaval and noise of the Coronavirus pandemic has continued to support the judiciary in this month’s Law Institute of Victoria journal.

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Safe, healthy and respectful workplaces

29 June 2020
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The Heads of Victoria's courts and tribunal have issued a joint statement confirming their commitment to making sure that our courts and tribunal are safe, healthy and respectful workplaces.

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Judicial appointments

26 June 2020
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The College welcomes and congratulates Timothy Freeman and Fiona Steffensen on their appointments as Judicial Registrars of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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The heavy burden of judge alone trials

26 June 2020
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Our new Judge Alone Trial Proceedings discusses relevant legislation and issues concerning adequacy of reasons, directions and warnings, and judicial practice in the conduct of a criminal judge alone trial.

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Courtcraft during the Coronavirus pandemic: New resource for Magistrates

18 June 2020
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This new resource offers insights into ways magistrates have been adapting their courtcraft during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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New Guide: Modifying Courtcraft for Virtual Hearings

11 June 2020
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With a rapid increase in the number of online hearings taking place, the College has produced a quick reference guide for judicial officers on tips and tricks for when and how to modify courtcraft online.

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New Appointments to the County and Coroners Courts

10 June 2020
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The College welcomes and congratulates Sarah Leighfield, David Purcell, Fiona Todd and My Anh Tran on their appointments to the County Court, and Coroner John Olle on his reappointment to the Coroners Court.

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Queen's Birthday Honours

9 June 2020
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The College congratulates former Supreme Court Justice Robert Redlich AM and former County Court Judge Carolyn Douglas OAM, who were named in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours for services to the law, and to the judiciary.