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Online Workshop: Attending Court and Writing Reports - 11/04/2023

$220.00 inc. GST

Date: 11/04/2023

Time: 9:30 - 12:30pm AEST

This workshop introduces non-legal practitioners, such as psychologists, counsellors and social workers, to the requirements and legal obligations of writing court reports, attending court as a witness or support person, and your responsibilities to your clients.

We will examine commonly-requested reports such as Parenting Reports, Child Assessments, Family Reports, and Intervention Order assessment reports. Consideration will be given to the laws which govern these reports.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • how the Family Court, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia operate
  • the requirements of attending court as a witness who is subpoenaed
  • the requirements of attending court as a support person
  • the purpose, structure and use of a court report
  • how reports are used in courts, and the issues that may arise in the process of cross-examination
  • the impact of having an ongoing professional relationship with clients after the process of court preparation.

Ideal for

Non-legal practitioners, such as psychologists, counsellors and social workers.

About the presenter

Lilia Szarski is a clinical supervisor and experienced trainer at Relationships Australia Victoria and a qualified, registered psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.

Accessing your training 

  • When you register for this training event, a new account in the RAV learning Management system (Moodle) will be automatically created. This is our new online learning hub – where you can access all of our upcoming training and professional development programs.
  • This online, interactive workshop will be delivered live via Zoom video-conferencing. Further information will be provided upon registration.

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