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Events

The College's events are designed to meet the needs of judicial officers at every career stage. They reflect six key areas of judicial education: Law, Skills, Judicial Life, Social Context, First Nations and Non-Legal Knowledge.

If you are a Victorian judicial officer you can register your interest in upcoming events below. We also welcome interstate judicial officers. Please contact Jane Mevel, Director, Education for further information.

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Drug Court
Social Context

Drug Court Education: Engaging with emerging issues and complexity.

5 March 2021
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The third in a series of online events, this workshop brings together a panel of experts to discuss emerging issues in pharmacotherapy policy, treatment interventions; and pharmacological approaches, and a practical skills-based session for working with people who have comorbid mental health conditions.

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VCAT Tribunal Craft
Skills

VCAT Tribunal Craft.

11 March 2021
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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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Dr Tracy Castelino
Social Context

Exploring inclusion and equity.

19 March 2021 and 31 March 2021
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In partnership with the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, we are delivering online multidisciplinary training to support the establishment of the new Specialist Family Violence Courts at Frankston and Heidelberg.

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Coroners Conference Link
Judicial Life

Coroners Court Conference.

22 April 2021
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Our annual Coroners Court Conferences offers a unique opportunity for Victorian, interstate and overseas Coroners to engage with emerging issues challenging society and the impact on their inquisitorial role.

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Dr Tracy Castelino
Social Context

Working together: A shared understanding.

19 May 2021 and 16 June 2021
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In partnership with the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, we are delivering online multidisciplinary training to support the establishment of the new Specialist Family Violence Courts at Frankston and Heidelberg.

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evidence law
Law

Evidence law essentials: Procedural considerations.

26 May 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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Children's conference
Judicial Life

Children's Court Conference.

21 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
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Our annual Children's Court Conference brings together magistrates from across Victoria to further develop the work of this specialist jurisdiction.