Upcoming education events 2021

  • Ngara Yura Program visit to WEAVE Weave is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1976, that provides support for children, young people, families and communities facing complex situations. The service has been in operation for 40 years.
    Weave provides a range of services that include practical support, housing referral, counselling, mental health services, drug and alcohol support, access to education and employment opportunities.
  • Ngara Yura Program Community Visit: To the Dharawal community of La Perouse The Ngara Yura Committee organises a regular program of visits to Aboriginal communities in NSW to provide judicial officers with a greater understanding of contemporary Aboriginal society, customs and traditions, and of the challenges Aboriginal people face in the legal system. The visits also enable community members to meet judicial officers outside the courtroom and learn about the judicial role
    The Ngara Yura Program will facilitate a half day visit to the Dharawal community of La Perouse. Our host organisation is Gujaga: https://www.gujaga.org.au/
  • District Court of NSW Webinar: DNA- the latest capability and limitations of DNA technology and techniques These webinars provide useful, informative and timely information on a range of topical matters relevant to the work of the
    District Court. They aim to enhance judicial performance and assist in the further development of judicial skills and knowledge.
  • District Court of NSW Seminar: Paring Back Lengthy Judgments
    Not only are unnecessarily long judgments incredibly time consuming for the writer, they can also impact both the court and the public. In this session, Justice Harrison will share some valuable tips about how to appropriately shorten judgments and canvass ways to pare down to the essentials.
  • 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://elearning.judcom.nsw.gov.au/

A user guide to this E-learning module may be found here