The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Connecting with Victoria’s culturally diverse communities: Enhancing public trust and confidence in courts and tribunals” – The Hon Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC; “From advocacy to collegiality: The view of experts of ‘concurrent evidence’ and ‘expert conferral’ in the State Administrative Tribunal” – Bertus de Villiers; “Known unknowns: The overarching obligations of self-represented parties” – Harlis Kirimof and Erik Dober; and “Should Australian courts give more witnesses the right to Skype?” – Marilyn Krawitz and Justine Howard.
Australia’s first scholarly article on digitally altered images, body image, and the law appears in the June Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine. Israeli legislation popularly known as “Photoshop Law” came into effect on 1 January 2013. Photoshop Law is the first ever law of its kind; it requires that all models used ...more
The latest Part of JLM includes the following articles: “Unfitness to stand trial decision-making in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia” – Ian Freckelton QC and Magda Karagiannakis; “Legal risk management and injury in the fitness industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals” – Patrick Keyzer, Ian R Coyle, Joachim Dietrich, Kevin Norton, Betul Sekendiz, Veronica Jones and Caroline F Finch; “Just a little bit more: When sports scientists cross the line” – Tyler Fox; “Beauty is only photoshop deep: Legislating models’ BMIs and photoshopping images” – Marilyn Krawitz; “Medical use of cannabis in Australia: “Medical necessity” defences under current Australian law and avenues for reform” – Charles Martin; “Patents and the obligation to protect health: Examining the significance of human rights considerations in the protection of pharmaceutical patents: – Olasupo Ayodeji Owoeye; ““Best interests” and withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from an adult who lacks capacity in the parens patriae jurisdiction” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White and Malcolm K Smith; “Transparency in mental health: Why mental health tribunals should be required to publish reasons” – Alison Smith and Andrew Caple; “Government databases and public health research: Facilitating access in the public interest” – Carolyn Adams and Judy Allen; “The spectre of court-sanctioned sacrificial separation of teenage conjoined twins against their will” – Colleen Davis; and “Judicial virtues and decision-making in the VCAT Guardianship List” – Richard Polkinghorn. Also included in this Part are several section notes, including Legal Issues; Medical Issues; Bioethical Issues; Nursing Issues; and Medical Law Reporter. There is also an editorial, a letter to the Editor and a book review.
The interface between social media and the law is one fraught with many grey areas, so unsurprisingly, it is a growing area of legal scholarship. From the regulatory and ethical considerations of jurors and judges using social media, to the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, to an increasingly blurred public/private divide, social media ...more
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes the following articles: “Trying serious offences by judge alone: Towards an understanding of its impact on judicial administration in Australia” – Fiona Hanlon; “Courting justice beyond the cityscape: Access to justice and the rural, regional and remote magistrates’ courts” – Bridget Harris, Lucinda Jordan and Lydia Phillips; “Affordable costs in civil litigation” – Dr Andrew J Cannon AM; and “Summoned by social media: Why Australian courts should have social media accounts” – Marilyn Krawitz.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes three interesting articles on different topics. The first article is by The Honourable Justice PA Bergin and looks at the objectives, scope and focus of mediation legislation in Australia. The second article comes from Tania Sourdin and Naomi Burstyner, who explore the impact of pre-action requirements on civil litigation. The final article, by Marilyn Krawitz, argues that uniform, standalone national guidelines about lawyers’ social media use are necessary. There is also a Comments section and a case note about Aquila Coal Pty Ltd v Bowen Central Coal Pty Ltd  QSC 82.
The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!