Providing justice in a viral world: Where to from here?

Wednesday 26 August - 30 September · 5.00pm - 7.00pm · 1.5 CPD Units per session

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) Online Conference Series in collaboration with the Law Society of NSW

"In mid-March 2020, Australia and New Zealand began going into lockdown.  The courts, however, could not.  The change to remote, audio-visual hearings of all cases has been a technological, psychological and personal challenge for everyone involved in legal proceedings.  And, it has had to ensure that the new medium for hearings conforms with the principle of open justice.

A court case is often a life changing event for the individual litigants.  Litigants, like all humans including judicial officers, court staff and lawyers, are used to the raw effect of physical presence and interaction.  While the stakes are just as high in a virtual hearing, it is not the same experience for anyone.  The AIJA in collaboration with the Law Society of NSW will explore in this conference series, how everyone has adapted, how we have been affected both professionally and emotionally, what we can do better and what changes will come out of this in the long term.  

The speakers in this series are all at the heart of dealing with this challenge of our age."– The Honourable Justice Steven Rares, President, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.

Join us for five weekly online sessions on Wednesday's from 26 August 2020 - 30 September 2020 as we dive deeper into these issues and ask, what does the future hold for justice in a viral world?

Webcast details

Date       Wednesday 26 August and 2, 16, 23, 30 September 2020
Time       5.00pm – Webcast login 
                  5.30pm – Welcome and introduction
                  followed by panel discussion including live Q&A
                  7.00pm – Webcast concludes
Format  Online Webcast
CPD      1.5 CPD Units per session
Cost       Conference Pass
                  Includes access to all five conference series sessions.
                  $399 Member  
                  $699 Non-Member

                Individual Session Pass
                   Session selected within registration.         
                   $99 Member
                   $149 Non-member 

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Program and Speakers

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) Online Conference Series will be presented across five weekly online sessions. Additional bonus sessions are also available to purchase.

Visit the website for full program and speaker details.