find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
The iJudge, coming to a court near you

The iJudge, coming to a court near you

The courts may soon become their own multi-media hubs in a bid to combat public disapproval if Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren has her way. According to Warren, the courts should publish…

The courts may soon become their own multi-media hubs in a bid to combat public disapproval if Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren has her way.

According to Warren, the courts should publish an online newspaper covering various judgments each week, open a YouTube channel streaming the views of court-specific commentators and stream the video and/or audio of judgments online.

Speaking at Deakin University this week for the Richard Searby oration, Warren said opening court-controlled media channels may assist the justice system in meeting the scrutiny of the media by allowing court decisions to go straight to the general public, rather than be filtered by journalists.

She believes that too often the media, particularly the tabloid press, present a channel where "judges are viewed as fair game and severely criticized more and more". This usually comes down to the fact that judges can only confine their views to their judgment and don't have the opportunity to respond to criticism.

Warren has long maintained that judges receive a tough time from the media. In a judgment handed down earlier this month, she said that the public has little ability to evaluate statements made in the media around the notion that judges are "soft on sentencing".

According to The Australian, the Victorian Government has welcomed Warren's proposal and even suggested that the courts go beyond streaming just judgments to bring entire court cases to computer screens.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

The iJudge, coming to a court near you
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Jetski
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
Consultation
Oct 23 2017
Lawyers slam rushed consultation for SA repeat offenders bill
The Law Society of South Australia has expressed concern for a proposal to roll out new laws amendin...
IBA
Oct 23 2017
The pursuit of happiness in the law
A panel of legal experts have explored how to define success in the legal profession, and how lawyer...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...