The latest issue of the JJA includes four articles of interest. The first comes from Iain Ross and discusses the Tribunal Excellence Framework with particular reference to the VCAT. The second article, by Natalia Antolak-Saper, discusses the purpose, regularity and practice of judicially directed verdicts in Australia. The third article is from ME Rackemann and examines the increasing significance of expert opinion evidence. The final article is by H Douglas, J Hammill, EA Russell and W Hall, reports the results of a survey about judicial understanding of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.