Upcoming education events

Ngara Yura Program Seminar: the Wotton Decision: This Ngara Yura Program is a joint seminar facilitated with the NSW Bar Association and Law Society of NSW. The session will consider the impact of the Wotton decision: Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5) [2016] FCA 1457. Panelists Ms Chris Ronalds AO SC and Mr Tony McAvoy SC (Wangan & Jagalingou traditional owner) will discuss the impact of this decision.

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.

Cross-jurisdictional Seminar: Mental Health: These seminars facilitate discussion about topical issues and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas between members of different courts. They focus on informing the NSW judiciary about changes in legislation and practice and procedure.

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.

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