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Programs and Events


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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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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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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Impacts of COVID-19 in the sphere of youth justice

22 October 2020, 3.30pm-4.30pm
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Continuing our series of interactive sessions for County Court judges, this week we will hear about the impacts for young people of the COVID-19 restrictions.

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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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Morning tree

Coroners Court Conference

21 April 2021 - 23 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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Self Represented Litigants

Self-represented Litigants: Skills and Strategies

4 September 2021 - Full day (Date TBC)
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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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Children's Court Conference

20 October 2021 - 21 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.