National Magistrates Orientation Program 2017

Date: 4 to 8-Sep-2017
Cost: $3,600.00
Venue: Brisbane CBD


This five day program, previously called the Phoenix Magistrates Program, is open to magistrates only, providing an opportunity for professional development, reflection, workshops and to meet magistrates from other jurisdictions. It will have a strong emphasis on using the knowledge and skills of people who are familiar with the challenges inherent in the work of a magistrate.

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Brief program overview

Monday 4 September 2017

  • Transition to the bench
  • Resilience, wellbeing and mindfulness practice
  • Children and the Youth Court

Tuesday 5 September 2017

  • Family & domestic violence
  • Cultural barriers in the court room
  • Interpreters
  • Sentencing

Wednesday 6 September 2017

  • Judgment Writing

Thursday 7 September 2017

  • Oral decisions
  • Litigants in person
  • Contempt
  • Court craft: Handling difficult court room situations

Friday 8 September 2017

  • Judicial conduct & ethics
  • Media and the Courts including Suppression Orders