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Past Events

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

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Delivering oral decisions with confidence
Skills

Delivering oral decisions with confidence.

10 November 2021
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Open to all judicial officers, this webinar is an opportunity to hear from experienced judicial officers who will share their knowledge and techniques for preparing and delivering an oral decision.

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Law

Cryptocurrency: What you need to know.

9 September 2021
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Cryptocurrencies continue to pose challenging legal questions globally. Join us for an in-depth discussion of these legal issues.

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evidence law
Law

Evidence law essentials: Procedural considerations.

24 June 2021
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Procedural issues regarding the admission of evidence can be complex and challenging. This webinar, the first in a series focusing on topical issues in evidence law, will focus on these often contentious issues.

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Law

Sentencing: What's in a name?

17 June 2021
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Our twilight webinar will consider the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in Brown v The Queen, where the Court resolved the issue of how personality disorders should be taken into account at sentencing.

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CISP: Complex cases, further options

18 November 2020
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Judge Sarah Dawes and Judge David Sexton will talk about the arrival of Court Integrated Services Programs to the County Court, in particular Bail Support programs.

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Understanding electronic monitoring: a new sentencing option for Magistrates

16 November 2020
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Join Judge Felicity Hampel and Sarah Miles ACM, Acting Deputy Commissioner Community Operations and Offender Services, Corrections Victoria, as they discuss electronic monitoring as a sentencing option and how it works in practice.

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Helen Mentha

Motivational Interviewing

13 November 2020 & 27 November 2020
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A two-day facilitated workshop applying Motivational Interviewing theory in the courtroom setting.

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VCAT Tribunal Craft

VCAT Tribunal Craft (Webinar)

22 October 2020, Full day
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This full day skills-based program for tribunal members focuses on developing and practising techniques to more effectively manage both the in-person and remote tribunal room.

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Professor Snow

Identifying communication issues with vulnerable witnesses in the courtroom

21 October 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
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Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Pamela Snow will join an expert judicial panel that dissects communication as a human skill and how communication challenges can manifest in court.

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County Court of Victoria

Managing the Challenges of COVID-19 in Victoria’s prisons (County Court Webinar Series)

17 September 2020, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
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The fourth in a series of opportunities for judges to come together with colleagues and discuss matters relating to their work, this session will focus on the challenges of COVID-19 in Victoria’s prisons. 

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County Court of Victoria

Technology tips - Lessons Learned in Covid (County Court Webinar Series)

20 August 2020, 3.30pm-4.30pm
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Join Judge Andrea Tsalamandris, Judge Trevor Wraight and Judge Samantha Marks for a County Court of Victoria interactive discussion on useful technology tips and hacks, both big and small.

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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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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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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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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.