Upcoming education events

Local Court of NSW Metropolitan Series II: This series of seminars for metropolitan-based magistrates facilitates the development of judicial knowledge and skills. The interactive nature of these sessions provides a great opportunity for networking and peer-based learning through discussion and problem-solving.

Children’s Court of NSW Section 16 Meeting: Section 16 meetings focus on issues specific to the Children’s Court, in both the care and criminal jurisdictions. It provides Children’s Court magistrates with the opportunity to discuss current matters involving children and the court with their peers and with other professionals involved in the area.

Local Court of NSW Magistrates’ Orientation Program: This five-day residential program assists new magistrates with their transition to judicial office, with a focus on fundamental judicial skills and knowledge about court craft, decision-making, sentencing, judicial administration and judicial conduct. The program provides participants with an opportunity to analyse and compare different judicial attitudes and approaches to judicial practice.

Cross-jurisdictional Seminar: Risky Business: Chronic Stress or as most commonly referred to, burnout is reaching epidemic levels in today’s workplaces. This session will
discuss how stress impacts so many areas of our bodies and the causes. It will also look at the horrific consequences of what can happen when stress becomes unmanageable, both from a deeply personal and professional perspective. Most importantly, the session will show what we need to do to keep ourselves “operationally ready” to face these challenges we all face during our lifetime.

Cultural Diversity E-Learning: Produced by the Judicial Commission of NSW, drawing on several resources, including the Family Court of Australia’s online cultural competency training course and the Judicial Commission’s Equality Before the Law Bench Book at https://efront.judcom.nsw.gov.au/efront/www/index.php