The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University is pleased to host the Monash Courts and Tribunal Research Roundtable on 18 September. The Roundtable will focus on empirical civil justice research on courts and tribunals, and will be held at Monash University Law Chambers in the Melbourne CBD.
Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):
- examining civil justice activity in courts and tribunals
- evaluating law reforms or innovations in case management, and
- research methods, techniques and challenges in court and tribunal settings.
The roundtable will be an opportunity for researchers and policy makers in this field to share insights, practices and findings in connection with empirical civil justice research in court and tribunal settings. Works in progress are appropriate. Early career and PhD researchers are particularly welcome, and bursaries to fund attendance will be offered to up to three early-career or PhD participants.
Please send the title of your presentation and a short abstract (up to 250 words) by 21 July to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the PDF version of the Call for Abstracts here.
Responding to the litigant in person challenge: Where to from here?
The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation is delighted to host a public lecture about future directions for policy and practice regarding self-represented litigants.
The rise of self-represented litigants has been recognised as a phenomenon across the common law world. The last decade has seen increasing attention given to the issue by policy makers, researchers, lawyers and the judiciary. This discussion will consider the evidence base and responses developed to date and ask, “where should we go from here”? This question will be considered in terms of future directions for research, policy, and practice, with particular reference to Justice Bell’s decision in Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council  VSC 61.
Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Venue: Monash Law Chambers,
555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Registrations for this event will open in August.