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Past Events

View a selection of past events and programs delivered by the College in 2019

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Ballarat

Ballarat Specialist Family Violence Court Training - Day 3

22 November 2019 - Full day
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Building on the learnings from the first two days of the specialist program, this final session has a practical focus and will embed a shared understanding of roles and responsibilities in the multi-disciplinary team.

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Family Violence

The Intimate Terrorism of Family Violence

14 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
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Explore the social context of family violence and develop skills to identify and respond to family violence in the court or tribunal room.

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Self Represented Litigants

Self Represented Litigants: Skills and Strategies for VCAT members

8 November 2019 - Full day
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Focusing on lived experience, communication techniques and the limits of procedural fairness, this skills-based program supports enhanced engagement in the hearing room.

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Law and Literature 2020

Law and Literature Summer Reading 2020

7 November 2019, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
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Join Acting State Coroner Caitlin English in conversation with two prominent Australian authors, Dr Clare Wright and Tyson Yunkaporta, at our end of year Law and Literature event.

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Leading the Change: Specialist Family Violence Court

29 October 2019 - 30 October 2019
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A unique offering for Magistrates sitting in the Specialist Family Violence Courts, this comprehensive program will supported you to develop collaborative leadership skills to engage with the specialist multi-disciplinary family violence team.

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Ballarat Specialist Family Violence Court Training (Day 2)

18 October 2019
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Engaging in practical exercises to create a shared understanding of roles and responsibilities, the multidisciplinary team will develop the skills required to provide a specialised, collaborative and problem-solving response to family violence.

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Children's Court Conference 2019

16 October 2019 - 17 October 2019
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How can we work better together? This conference offers access to a wide-range of experts working with young people in and around the Children's Court. With a focus on behavioural change techniques, we will consider how we strengthen our support for young people and their communities. 

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Koori Twilight Trauma Series: Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Aboriginal Communities

15 October 2019
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Offering an opportunity to further develop a culturally appropriate framework, this twilight will focus on strategies to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People appearing before our courts.

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Judgment Writing: Good, clear, fast

9 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
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How to write like a judicial officer - and a story teller. Our judgment writing program assists judicial officers to become more efficient and effective in judgment writing.

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Self Represented Litigants

Self-Represented Litigants: Skills and strategies

20 September 2019
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Led by a cross-jurisdictional steering committee, this full-day practical skills-based program focuses on lived experience, verbal and non-verbal techniques for engaging with diverse litigants and the limits of procedural fairness.

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Ethics in Practice

Leading the Justice System: Ethics in practice

12 September 2019
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Co-facilitated by the Hon. Murray Kellam AO QC and leading ethicist Dr Attracta Lagan, this workshop focuses on personal and organisational integrity and applied ethics.

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Shepparton Specialist Family Violence Court Training (Day 3)

30 August 2019
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Participants will be supported to build and strengthen best practice multi-disciplinary partnerships and refine the skills required for a specialist, collaborative problem-solving approach to family violence.

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Ground Rules Hearings

Drug Court Education: Different perspectives

28 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
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Focused on enhancing the effectiveness of the multi-disciplinary team, participants will hear directly from Drug Court participants and develop strategies for identifying and responding to diverse needs.

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Forensic Evidence Series

Modern Forensic Evidence Series: Child Sexual Abuse And Non-Accidental Injury

26 August 2019
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Associate Professor Anne Smith, Medical Director of the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service, will address key myths and misconceptions and provide an updates on the latest approaches to injury investigation and interpretation

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Coroners Court Conference: What Is a Preventable Death?

14 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
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Touching on loneliness, aged care, harm minimisation and the diverse needs of Aboriginal and LGBTI communities, this conference will support Coroners further develop their understanding of a 'preventable death'.

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Koori Twilight Trauma Series: Recognising and Responding to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

13 August 2019
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This twilight will provide judicial officers with an insight into Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Family Violence

Language, Sentencing and Public Discourse

23 July 2019
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This twilight will canvass the power of language in challenging stereotypes, promoting accountability and enhancing visibility. 

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Jess Hill

Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

11 July 2019
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Walkley award winning investigative journalist Jess Hill returns to the Judicial College to launch her most recent work: See What You Made Me Do – Power, Control and Domestic Abuse.

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Judicial Peer Support

Judicial Peer Support

27 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
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Learn to recognise and respond to a colleague who may be struggling with the demands of their role. This interactive, solutions-focused program will weave together existing research into judicial wellbeing, including interactive skills-development.  

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Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe on Myth, Culture, History and the Law

26 June 2019
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Our first Law and Literature Twilight for 2019 presents author Bruce Pascoe talking about his award-winning book Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

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The JUDGE

Film Screening: THE JUDGE

19 June 2019
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The Judicial College of Victoria in partnership with the Australian Association of Women Judges invites you to a free screening of Erika Cohn’s acclaimed documentary THE JUDGE. 

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Ground Rules Hearings

Insight into Trauma

17 June 2019
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It can take great skill and understanding to manage trauma in the form of overwhelm, reticence, anger or disruptive behaviour in court. This one-day course will help effectively manage trauma in the court with greater ease and equanimity. 

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Ground Rules Hearings

Everything you need to know to conduct Ground Rules Hearings

29 April 2019
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Expert judicial officers take you through best practice approaches for the Ground Rules Hearing process.

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County Court Conference

County Court Conference: The Brain: time, trauma and memory

15 April 2019 - 17 April 2019
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This three-day conference will focus on issues relevant to judges including assessing memory, acquired brain injuries, and how an ageing population presents challenges to the courts. 

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Back to Country

Back to Country: A Journey to Gariwerd

29 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
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Immerse yourself in the country and culture of the Djab Wurrung, Jardwardjarli, Wotjobaluk and Gunditjmara people. On this journey, visit sites of significance, walk in the footsteps of Ancestors, and hear about the rich history of the beautiful and serene Gariwerd (Grampians National Park).