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Registration desk opens at the Hilton Hotel

Friday 7 June

All sessions held at the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory

Welcome to delegates / Welcome to Country

The Hon Justice Judith Kelly, President of the Judicial Conference of Australia
The Hon Chief Justice Michael Grant, Chief Justice of the Northern Territory

Keynote Address: Sir Samuel Griffith and the meaning of meaning

The Hon Justice James Edelman, High Court of Australia

Customary Aboriginal Law

Ceremony performed by Yolngu people, questions and answers, and an address

Welcome Reception: Supreme Court Balcony


Saturday 8 June

Technology in the Courts: The use of e-court books, the experience of e-jury trials, and the use of an iPad on the bench

Justice Andrew Keogh, Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge Andrea Tsalamandris, County Court of Victoria
Magistrate Anne McGarvie, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Media Coverage in the Courts

The Hon Justice Applegarth, Supreme Court of Queensland
Judge Gerard Winter, District Court of New Zealand and Vice-President, Judges Association of New Zealand
Denise Healy, National Media & Public Affairs Manager, Family Court of Australia & Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Informal lunch: Hilton Hotel

Colloquium Dinner: Wharf One

Dinner speaker: The Hon Justice Glenn Martin, AM


Sunday 9 June

Trial by Peers

Justice Graham Hiley, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory Trial by Peers? (pdf) (177KB)

Healthcare in Today’s NT: A Perspective from a Clinician and a Researcher

Professor Alan Cass, Menzies School of Health Research

Looking Back on a Life in the Law

The Hon Sally Thomas, AC, formerly Chief Magistrate of the Northern Territory, a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and the Administrator of the Northern Territory Speech (pdf) (111KB)