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Video 3: LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 – Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring the possibilities

Video 3: LIV Criminal Law Conference 2020 – Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring the possibilities

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Recorded: 7 August 2020 | Run Time: 27:53

Her Honour Magistrate Spencer and Tania Wolff discuss how therapeutic jurisprudence can support court excellence and the quality of criminal practice as we strive to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID.

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    Her Honour Magistrate Spencer and Tania Wolff discuss how therapeutic jurisprudence can support court excellence and the quality of criminal practice as we strive to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID. 

    Topics include:

    • Therapeutic jurisprudence: how is it evident in court practice and processes?
    • Challenges and opportunities for practitioners
    • How procedural justice principles can guide court craft and criminal practice
  • Presenters

    Presenter: Her Honour Magistrate Pauline Spencer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

    Magistrate Spencer was appointed as a magistrate in 2006. She currently sits at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and is the Head of Division, Specialist Courts providing judicial leadership across the court’s therapeutic programs.

    Prior to her appointment, Magistrate Spencer worked as a lawyer in private practice as principal legal officer for the Fitzroy Legal Service and as executive officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres – the peak body for over 50 community legal centres in Victoria.  Magistrate Spencer has an interest in therapeutic jurisprudence, improved responses to family violence and how the court can improve links with the community it serves.

    Presenter: Tania Wolff, Principal Lawyer, First Step Legal; LIV President and LIV Council Member

    Tania is the principal and manager of Legal Services at First Step Legal, a sessional legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal, president of the Law Institute of Victoria and an LIV accredited specialist in criminal law.

    Since 2012, she has driven the expansion of First Step Legal, a unique health justice partnership embedded within a medical, mental health and addiction services clinic in St Kilda. The legal practice is one of the few criminal legal practices operating as a health justice practice in Australia. She is a proponent of the expansion of specialist courts and advancing therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and justice reinvestment initiatives. She is committed to compassionate legal practice, which is core to the work that she does every day with some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our community.

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