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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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Technology Facilitated Abuse

Cyber, Courts and Community: Technology-Facilitated Abuse (Webinar)

11 August 2020, 4.30pm-6.00pm
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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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VCAT

VCAT Tribunal Craft

3 September 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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Budj Bim

Koori Twilight: Speaking up for Budj Bim

15 October 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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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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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.