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LIV welcomes Judicial Commission appointments

LIV welcomes Judicial Commission appointments

By LIV Media

Courts Justice 

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The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the appointment of four highly respected Victorians to the Judicial Commission of Victoria.

The Commission is a new independent body to hear complaints about the conduct of judicial officers and VCAT members.

LIV president Belinda Wilson said that those appointed to the Commission - Claire Keating, Helen Silver, Graham Atkinson, and Ross Heron - were highly regarded senior members of their fields.

"The calibre of these appointees provides strong backing to the heads of each of the courts and tribunals in dealing with concerns held by members of the public about members of the judiciary," she said.

The Commission will hear complaints from the public or members of the legal profession regarding concerns such as excessive delays in giving judgments, courtroom demeanor and health issues affecting a judicial officer or a VCAT member's ability to perform their role.

The most serious complaints will be referred to a specially convened Investigating Panel with coercive powers.

Ms Wilson said: "Judges, magistrates and tribunal members carry out difficult work every day. These processes will contribute to strengthening their roles in the community."

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Karin Derkley, LIV Media Advisor 

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M: 0413 014 902 
E: media@liv.asn.au

 


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