Tuesday 7th March 2023
Seminar | 4.45pm-6.00pm
Robust exchanges between judicial officers and lawyers in the courtroom are common. There are complex dynamics in this unique workplace. But when does a response overstep the mark and become ‘judicial bullying’?
If judicial officers fail to maintain the standards expected of them, confidence in the courts and VCAT is undermined and the system of justice is impacted.
Developed in conjunction with the Judicial Commission of Victoria, this introductory session will explore:
the Commission’s recent consultation on this issue, including development of a judicial conduct guideline
the experiences and perceptions of judicial conduct
what isn’t – and what is – judicial bullying
the causes and impacts of judicial bullying
how to promote a positive culture and support the wellbeing of all court users, including judicial officers and their staff.