This two-day seminar is provided for those judges who sit in the county court and family Proceedings Court who are authorised to hear private law children cases.
The aim of this seminar is to provide suitably authorised judges with an opportunity to identify and address current issues, update themselves on current law, practice and procedure, and advance their judicial skills in this jurisdiction.
The seminar combines presentations from experts in their field with small-group discussions that provide judges with an opportunity to exchange views and share experiences with fellow judges who hear these cases.
Topics covered include:
• Legal update
• Case management issues
• Managing a fact finding hearing and giving judgement
• Vulnerable parents
• Mental health issues
• Risk assessment