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Court on camera


Cite as: April 2014 88 (04) LIJ, p.17

1. 2014 LIV Legal Symposium

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Court on Camera

More than 700 delegates from a range of practice areas attended the LIV Legal Symposium from 5-7 March at the Sofitel Melbourne. Highlights included the keynote address by Dr George Beaton on developing trends in the legal landscape, a session on ethical issues around social media by LIV ethics lawyer Michael Dolan and a session on Impairment Assessments covering TAC , Worksafe and the Wrongs Act by neurologist Associate Professor Dr Richard Stark.

Pictured top left: Criminal lawyers Anna Radonic, Youth law; College of Law lecturer Andrew Hale and Ann Valos at the Symposium welcome drinks.

Pictured top right: Justice Bernie Teague and Judge David Jones spoke about parole issues. See “Parole system doubts” p15 for more.

2. Supreme Court Library book launch

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Chief Justice Marilyn Warren launched the book Reproductive Freedom, Torture and International Human Rights by Monash University researcher Dr Ronli Sifris at the Supreme Court of Victoria Library on 5 March. Pictured: Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and Dr Ronli Sifris

3. VACRO inspiring change

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Court on Camera

Kerry Tucker and Helen Barnacle (pictured above) shared their journeys through the criminal justice system in a facilitated panel discussion on 6 March to mark International Women’s Day. While incarcerated, Ms Tucker wrote a children’s story book designed to encourage visits between mothers in prison and their children with their carers. The session raised money for the VACRO Children’s Foundation, set up to help Victorian children adversely affected by parental contact with the criminal justice system. Pictured left, VACRO children’s counsellor and community consultant Romy Same with Ms Tucker’s book.


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