(Re)assessing the “Grand Bargain”: The history and current status of compensation for work injury in the U.S.
This public lecture outlined the history and current status of workers’ compensation in the U.S., with a review of some of the contextual forces that continue to shape the contours of the programs in the states. Presented by Emily Spieler, Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law and Emeritus Dean at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|31 October 2017|
Responding to the litigant in person challenge: Where to from here?
ACJI hosted a public lecture by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin and Justice Kevin Bell AM about future directions for research, policy and practice regarding self-represented litigants. This discussion was framed with particular reference to Justice Bell’s decision in Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council  VSC 61.
|19 September 2017|
Class actions, litigation funding and access to justice
The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is currently inquiring into access to justice issues arising in connection with class actions and litigation funding. In this lecture, A/Prof Michael Legg (UNSW Law) addressed selected questions raised in the VLRC's discussion paper dealing with the regulation of litigation funders and lawyers, including common fund orders and contingency fees, the certification of class actions and the settlement of class actions.
Commentary was provided by Dr Tania Penovic (Monash Law) and Mr David Burstyner (Adley Burstyner).
|7 September 2017|
The School Lawyer Program: Providing accessible legal services to young people
ACJI collaborated with the Progressive Law Network to host a public lecture on the School Lawyer Program. This innovative program improves access to justice by providing accessible legal services to young people within their school community. Presented by Vincent Shin, Shorna Moore, Monique Hurley and Semisi Kailahi.
|29 August 2017|
Careers in Legal Tech and Entrepreneurship
ACJI collaborated with the Monash Law Students' Society to bring students a panel discussion about how thinking innovatively can shape their future career. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from legal innovators and entrepreneurs on how they’ve harnessed technology to solve legal problems.
Speakers: Eloise Burge, litigation Lawyer turned User Experience Designer at Portable, Kate Ashmor, founder of Melbourne-based ‘digital’ law firm, Ashmor Legal, and Alex Lia, founder of legal services business, Lexicon Law , and current Arts/Law student.
|10 May 2017|
Community Courts: Producing Better Results Internationally Using Procedural Justice, Therapeutic and Problem-Solving Principles
Jurisdictions across the world are establishing community courts to build trust between court, police and community, to reduce crime, recidivism and incarceration while saving millions of dollars. In this presentation, Judge Alex Calabrese from Red Hook Community Justice Center discussed the principles used by community courts to produce better results for courts, communities, police, victims and offenders.
|8 March 2017|
Legal Ethics and Climate Change
|21 March 2017|
Independent Medical Examinations, Sick Leave and Return to Work: international perspectives
Visiting researcher Associate Professor Silje Maeland presented recent research comparing sick leave decisions by GPs, insurance physicians and occupational physicians in several different countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, The Netherlands). She also introduced work currently underway in Norway evaluating the impact of independent medical examinations on return to work, using an unusual RCT design.
|29 November 2016|
Mediation: Saving Your Small Business
|15 November 2016|
Webcast: Mediation and High Conflict People
Featuring Bill Eddy LCSW Esq, President of the High Conflict Institute in California, this webcast explored mediation in high conflict disputes. Hear about ‘New Ways for Mediation’, a new, highly-structured method developed by Bill Eddy in his professional family mediation practice. It is specifically designed for mediating high-conflict disputes by guiding the parties in using simple self-management skills to their maximum ability.
31 August 2016
2016 Civil Justice Research and Teaching Conference
ACJI hosted the peak annual conference of civil procedure academics from Australia and New Zealand.
|18-19 February 2016|
2016 Civil Justice Forum
ACJI hosted an expert forum on The Future of Civil Procedure – Innovation and Inertia. The keynote address by the Hon Marilyn Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria was followed by an address from Colin Rule, COO of Modria, exploring the impact of technology on the justice. Other presenters focused on costs, wellbeing and redress arrangements, including an address by Gail Furness SC, Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
|17 February 2016|
'Collaborative decision making'
Wednesday 4 November 2015
'Future of the Courts'
Wednesday 11 November 2015
'Technology Innovation' Panel DiscussionTechnology is rapidly changing the world in which we live in. This technology panel explored the ways in which technology is reshaping the justice sector now and into the future. Paul Faulkner from McGirr Technologies discussed his firsthand experience in delivering digital solutions to Victorian courts and tribunals. Ross Paull, CEO of Guided Resolution, explained how web-based software applications are being used in alternative dispute resolution. Professor Tania Sourdin, Director of ACJI, spoke abou the three main layers of technological change and how this will reshape justice processes.
(from left to right) Paul Faulkner; Ross Paull; Tania Sourdin
Thursday 15 October 2015
2 New Methods for Managing High Conflict in the Workplace
You know who they are! Today's workplace includes some customers, employees & managers whose behaviour is "high-conflict" – including yelling, lying, blaming, spreading rumours & generally sapping the organization's time, energy & money.
This public lecture provided an overview of methods for managing high-conflict people with two approaches: "The CARS Method" for managing high-conflict situations by anyone, and "New Ways for Work" – a new coaching method that uses a workbook for 3-12 sessions with employees and managers who need to improve their workplace behaviour or want to advance in their careers.
This was a preview of the 2-day Workshop: It's All Your Fault at Work! that Mr. Eddy presented on 10 - 11 September at Monash University Law Chambers.
Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ.
Monday 31 August 2015
Symposium: Access to Justice - taking the next steps
The Productivity Commission's Access to Justice Inquiry report was released on 3 December 2014. The report looks at the accessibility of the justice system, the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, the regulation of the legal profession and the structure and operations of ombudsmen, tribunals and courts. It also discusses private funding of litigation; and the provision of legal aid, both broadly, and specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In the light of this ground breaking report, the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University and the Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration hosted a one-day Symposium that brought together senior judicial officers, researchers and policy-makers from around Australia to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the Access to Justice Arrangements Inquiry report.
The Symposium considered how the issues of costs, timeliness, obligations and processes impact upon accessing the justice system as well as examining issues relating to Legal Aid and Legal Centres. The Symposium featured keynote speakers and panel discussions from senior judicial officers, administrators and researchers.
Friday 26 June 2015
Thursday 25 June 2015
Public Lecture: An economist and a lawyer went to lunch... reflections of the Productivity Commission's Access to Civil Justice Inquiry, by Dr Warren Mundy, Commissioner (pdf 46kb)
In this lecture, Dr Mundy reflected on the findings and recommendations of the Productivity Commission's inquiry into Access to Civil Justice. In particular, the application of economics to the examination of civil justice policy and institutions were explored and there was discussion on future challenges to improving access to civil justice.
|13 February 2015|
Public Lecture: Early Neutral Evaluation: A useful addition to the ADR smorgasbord?
Presented by Chief Magistrate of Victoria, Peter Lauritsen and Dr Paula Gerber
|9 October 2014|
|Book Launch – Non-Adversarial Justice 2nd edition||11 September 2014|
|Conference - National Mediation Conference 2014||8-11 September 2014|
Bill Eddy presented his ground-breaking work in the area of high-conflict personalities in the context of legal and other disputes.
|4 September 2014|
|Public Lecture: The Business of Mediation: Making it Happen||12 June 2014|
|Forum - Timeliness in the Justice System: Ideas and Innovations||16-17 May 2014|
|15 May 2014|
Public Lecture - Winning at Mediation: The ICC Competition
|20 March 2014|
More information: PowerPoint presentation from the lecture (PPTX, 0.41 MB)
The Business of Mediation: decisions you need to make
|14 October 2013|
4 Tips for Managing High Conflict People
|19 September 2013|
The "Borat Problem" in Negotiation
|24 July 2013|
Merry Christmas Yuendumu… and what a riot it was
|20 March 2013|
Pre-action Requirements in England – Reflecting on Recent Developments
|3 December 2012|
4 Tips for Managing High Conflict People
|17 September 2012|
How Can You Tell If It Is High Quality Mediation?
|20 September 2012|
|'Justice Delayed is Justice Denied?' |
Description: Public lecture by Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, President American Bar Association.
|4 July 2012|