The COVID-19 pandemic has seen our civil courts and tribunals rapidly shift to remote operations using online and phone conferencing. There is an urgent need for evidence about how these approaches are working in order to support the justice system as we navigate new ways of practising. The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (Monash University) […]Read more "Have you experienced an online or phone hearing? Please share your story!"
Australia’s work and transport crash compensation schemes deal with around 300,000 new claims every year. New claim numbers are often regarded as an important marker of injury prevention and scheme performance. COVID-19 is having a massive range of impacts on our work and health, and these will flow on to the nation’s compensation schemes. In […]Read more "COVID-19 effects on injury compensation claim numbers"
In this post, we discuss telehealth care for compensation claimants. The decree to stay at home to flatten the curve of COVID-19 has the potential to disrupt the recovery of people injured at work or in transport accidents. But how easy is it for compensation claimants to access telehealth care? And what are the limitations […]Read more "Telehealth treatment for compensation claimants in COVID-19 times"
For the average lawyer the overwhelming influx of new technology can generate one of two responses: fight or flight. How will you respond?Read more "LegalTech fighters"
Alyssa Cabry shares her observations and experiences at the Swan Hill Koori Court.Read more "Indigenous sentencing courts: Distinct from or derivative of Therapeutic Jurisprudence?"
ACJI hosted a Law Week event on 17 May designed to unlock insights into the future of NewLaw.Read more "NewLaw, legaltech and marshmallows"
Ellen Hays explains how amicus curiae help courts to make better decisions by sharing their expertise and research.Read more "Courts need friends too: Three amicus curiae case snapshots"
Zak Gaddie argues that Victorian apology laws should be reformed so that all parties can experience the therapeutic and dispute-resolving benefits of apologies.Read more "Government Bodies Just Need to Say “Sorry”"
Alicia Crossley considers how the experience of self-represented litigants at VCAT can be improved by imagining a conversation between key stakeholders.Read more "Mapping a new path for self-represented litigants in VCAT: A commitment to conversation"
Does the adversarial system re-traumatise sexual assault victims? Sarah Tan provides a critique of the system and makes suggestions for reforms based on Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence.Read more "Sexual assault victims: Helpless before the law"