How to Conduct a Ground Rules Hearing.

Watch how to conduct a ground rules hearing with and without an intermediary. The video includes details of the judicial officer’s directions regarding questioning.

*On 19 December 2023 this video was edited to remove references to out-of-court meetings between a judicial officer and the complainant prior to the Special Hearing.
This practice has been disapproved by the Court of Appeal in Alec (a pseudonym) v The King [2023] VSCA 208 and DPP v Smith [2023] VSCA 293.