Upcoming education events

  • District Court of NSW Seminar: Tendency — what’s not to admit? What does s 97 of the Evidence Act really mean? The Honourable Justice Simpson, NSW Court of Appeal, will answer these questions at this practical seminar on tendency evidence.
  • District Court of NSW Seminar: Using JIRS Effectively. Hugh Donnelly, Director, Research and Sentencing, Judicial Commission of NSW, will conduct an instructional session on how to use the Judicial Information Research System (JIRS) effectively. The session will provide participants with quick tips on how best to find the law by accessing either primary or secondary material and discuss the recent changes to JIRS.
  • Land and Environment Court of NSW Seminar: Cultural Landscapes. The term “cultural landscape” is a familiar one in heritage practice. However, it is interpreted in many ways, and on many scales of magnitude and can be an inexact and difficult concept. Cultural landscapes reflect and demonstrate layers of human activity, and inevitably evolve and change through time. Specific places with heritage value all exist within a cultural landscape, are part of it, and inevitably affect and are affected by the fate of the cultural landscape itself. The key features, extent and significance of particular cultural landscapes can be the subject of considerable debate and uncertainty. Yet the definition, assessment and conservation methodology of cultural landscapes is a vital part of heritage conservation practice. Professor Sharon Sullivan AO, through a series of examples, will address these issues, and cover elements such as such as definitions of and types of cultural landscape, the assessment of their significance, and factors needing consideration in decisions about their conservation.
  • Children’s Court of NSW; NJCA: Family Violence Training. The National Judicial College has designed, specifically for judicial officers, a program on Family Violence in court. This one day program will cover the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book usage, family violence incidence in Australia, community views and perceptions of family violence, behaviour and dynamics, control of the courtroom, communicating from the bench and judicial self-care.
  • Local Court of NSW Annual Conference: This program provides practical and stimulating judicial education for magistrates. It will cover topics such as criminal law, expert evidence, sentencing environmental crime, judicial bullying, home detention, rural crime as well as institutional sexual abuse and family violence. This conference will also include an open forum encouraging discussion and interaction among colleagues.
  • Supreme Court of NSW Annual Conference: This program includes sessions on statutory wills, developments in criminal law, vicarious liability and accessorial liability in crime, liability of public authorities and soft law, Australia’s Marine Estate: key pressures and their cumulative impacts on our marine ecosystems, the pre-judicature equity jurisdiction in New South Wales 1824 – 1972, and duty of care.