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Programs and Events

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The College’s programs and events are designed to meet the needs of judicial officers at every stage of their careers - from orientation to retirement.

The calendar is constantly changing with new events added throughout the year. If you are a Victorian judicial officer you can register your interest on the upcoming events below. We also welcome interstate judicial officers to our programs. Please contact Annabel Mornement, Director, Education for further information.

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Wellbeing

Your Future Self: Life Beyond the Bench

15 May 2020 - Full day
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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. 

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Victims of Crime in the Courtroom

Cyber, Courts and Community: Technology-Facilitated Abuse

9 June 2020, 4.30pm-6pm
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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.

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Family Violence

The Intimate Terrorism of Family Violence

11 June 2020 - 12 June 2020
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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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Judicial Peer Support

Balancing the Demands of Judicial Life

18 June 2020 - Full day
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This foundational wellbeing program will explain the nature and sources of judicial stress and explore evidence-based practices to improve psychological health and assist you to thrive in the judicial role.

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Budj Bim

Koori Twilight: Speaking up for Budj Bim

25 June 2020, 4.30pm-6pm
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In 2018, the Yarra River was recognised through legislation to be a living entity with an independent voice. In 2019, the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape became the first Australian site to receive World Heritage status exclusively for its cultural significance. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the pathway to recognition and legal implications.

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Forensic Evidence

Modern Forensic Evidence Series: Making the Most of Expert Evidence

17 July 2020 - Full day
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This full-day workshop will help you make the most of expert evidence in the courtroom, covering validation studies, practice notes and pre-trial procedures and how best to manage concurrent evidence. 

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Coroners Court Conference

19 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
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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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Self Represented Litigants

Self-represented Litigants: Skills and Strategies

4 September 2020 - Full day
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A refresher on practical communication skills to enhance engagement with self-represented litigants from different backgrounds and experiences, boundary setting and the limits of procedural fairness.

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Koori

Koori Twilight: Voices from the Inside - Women in Custody

15 October 2020, 4.30pm-6pm
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Aboriginal women are the fastest growing prison population. Join us for an in-depth discussion dissecting the drivers and responses to this growth in incarceration of Aboriginal women. 

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Children's Court tree

Children's Court Conference

21 October 2020 - 22 October 2020
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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.

 

 

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Wellbeing

VCAT: Balancing Demands of Judicial Life

23 October 2020 - Full day
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Designed specifically with the VCAT context in mind, this program will equip members to recognise the signs of distress in a colleague and how to respond in a compassionate and confident manner.

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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.