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Past Events

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

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Lead Family Violence Magistrates’ Workshop: Leading in Uncertain and Changing Times (Webinar)

6 August 2020, 11.30am - 1.00pm
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These workshops provide a forum for Family Violence Lead Magistrates to discuss family violence reforms and practice issues.

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Lead Family Violence Magistrates’ Workshop: Leading in Uncertain and Changing Times (Webinar)

30 July 2020, 11.30am - 1.00pm
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These workshops provide a forum for Family Violence Lead Magistrates to discuss family violence reforms and practice issues.

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

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Family Violence Lead Magistrates' Professional Development Workshop

13 March 2020 - Half day
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These workshops provide a forum for Family Violence Lead Magistrates to discuss family violence reforms and practice issues.

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Leading the change: A Program for Specialist Family Violence Court Magistrates

2 March 2020 - 3 March 2020
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A unique offering for Magistrates sitting in the Specialist Family Violence Courts, this program will build a deeper understanding of the complexities of family violence and develop expert court craft and leadership skills.

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Drug Court Education

Drug Court Education: The Power of Words

27 February 2020 - 28 February 2020
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A unique opportunity for the Melbourne and Dandenong Drug Court teams to come together for specialist training.

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Geelong Children's Court

It Takes a Village: Geelong Children's Court

11 February 2020 - Full day
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A unique opportunity for the Geelong Children’s Court community to come together to explore ways of better responding to the complexities of young people in the justice system.

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Jess Hill

Moorabbin Specialist Family Violence Court Training - Day 3

5 February 2020 - Full day
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This is the final instalment of the three-day training program for the multi-disciplinary team at Moorabbin’s Specialist Family Violence Court.

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Moorabbin Justice Centre

Moorabbin Specialist Family Violence Court Training - Day 2

22 January 2020 - Full day
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This is Day 2 of the three-day multi-disciplinary training for the Moorabbin Specialist Family Violence Court.

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Marcia Neave AO

Moorabbin Specialist Family Violence Court Training - Day 1

15 January 2020 - Full day
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We are delighted to be delivering the first of a three-part training for the multi-disciplinary team at Moorabbin's new Specialist Family Violence Court. 

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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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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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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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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.