Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Past Events

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

Homepage Tile Image
Technology Facilitated Abuse

Cyber, Courts and Community: Technology-Facilitated Abuse (Webinar)

11 August 2020, 4.30pm-6.00pm
Homepage teaser text

What do phones, GPS systems, watches, fitness apps, eTags and loyalty cards have in common?  Join us for in-depth discussion about the challenge that technology-facilitated abuse poses to our current ways of working.

Homepage Tile Image
Koori

Voices from the inside: The Experience for Aboriginal Women and Children (Webinar)

25 June 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm
Homepage teaser text

Aboriginal women are the fastest growing prison population. Join us live via webinar for an in-depth discussion dissecting the drivers and responses to this growth in incarceration of Aboriginal women. 

Homepage Tile Image
Forensic Evidence Series

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

24 June 2020, 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Homepage teaser text

Explore the science of urine drug screen testing and how this mechanism is used to support the goals of the Family Drug Treatment Court.

Homepage Tile Image
Wellbeing

Your Future Self: Life Beyond the Bench

15 May 2020 - Full day
Homepage teaser text

Whether you aspire to a public or academic post, a return to the bar, or have something else in mind, this program will prompt considerations about physical and psychological health, relationships, finances and future goals. 

Homepage Tile Image
uluru

Koori Twilight Series: The Long Road to Recognition with Professor Megan Davis

12 March 2020, 4.30pm-6pm
Homepage teaser text

In 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders put forward an historic piece of political writing– the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In this twilight, Professor Megan Davis will reflect on the consultation process and provide an update on progress towards the establishment of a Voice to Parliament.

Homepage Tile Image
Cybercrime

Cyber, Courts and Community: Judges, Ethics and Social Media

18 February 2020, 4.30pm-6pm
Homepage teaser text

Offering new and innovative ways to ‘connect’, ‘like’, ‘share’ and ‘comment’, the power and pervasiveness of social media presents challenges for both long-standing members of the judiciary and new appointees.

Homepage Tile Image
Family Violence

The Intimate Terrorism of Family Violence

14 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
Homepage teaser text

Explore the social context of family violence and develop skills to identify and respond to family violence in the court or tribunal room.

Homepage Tile Image
Law and Literature 2020

Law and Literature Summer Reading 2020

7 November 2019, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
""

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

15 October 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
""

Judgment Writing: Good, clear, fast

9 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
Self Represented Litigants

Self-Represented Litigants: Skills and strategies

20 September 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
Ethics in Practice

Leading the Justice System: Ethics in practice

12 September 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
Forensic Evidence Series

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

26 August 2019
Homepage teaser text

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

Homepage Tile Image
""

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

13 August 2019
Homepage teaser text

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

Homepage Tile Image
Family Violence

Language, Sentencing and Public Discourse

23 July 2019
Homepage teaser text

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

Homepage Tile Image
Jess Hill

Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

11 July 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.

Homepage Tile Image
Judicial Peer Support

Judicial Peer Support

27 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
Homepage teaser text

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.  

Homepage Tile Image
Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe on Myth, Culture, History and the Law

26 June 2019
Homepage teaser text

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?

Homepage Tile Image
The JUDGE

Film Screening: THE JUDGE

19 June 2019
Homepage teaser text

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. 

Homepage Tile Image
Ground Rules Hearings

Insight into Trauma

17 June 2019
Homepage teaser text

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. 

Homepage Tile Image
Ground Rules Hearings

Everything you need to know to conduct Ground Rules Hearings

29 April 2019
Homepage teaser text

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

Homepage Tile Image
Back to Country

Back to Country: A Journey to Gariwerd

29 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
Homepage teaser text

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).