find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (1-3 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney NSW 2000
· Join a dynamic Firm · Excellent career growth opportunity
View details
In-house lawyer 1-4 PAE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Leading Brand · Report to a Dynamic Legal Counsel
View details
VCAT launches Saturday hearings

VCAT launches Saturday hearings

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has launched a pilot program of Saturday morning hearings in the City of Hume.The Saturday morning hearings are aimed at helping time-poor…

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has launched a pilot program of Saturday morning hearings in the City of Hume.

The Saturday morning hearings are aimed at helping time-poor Melbournians who are unable to attend hearings during weekdays.

The new initiative kicked-off at the Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows on 23 October as part of Transforming VCAT - a three-year strategic plan to bring VCAT closer to the community.

"Like the twilight sittings that currently run at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood, sitting outside of business hours gives more options to people wanting to access VCAT," Justice Ross said. "At its heart, Transforming VCAT is about improving access to justice for all Victorians."

Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls noted that a significant proportion of the parties who attended VCAT live in our metropolitan areas.

"Having VCAT available to hear their cases closer to home and at more flexible times allows more people to access its services," Hulls said. "The option of a metropolitan hub close to community legal centres, public transport, justice service centres and businesses will increase the convenience for people wanting to access VCAT, as will the option of weekend sittings."

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

VCAT launches Saturday hearings
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
Scales of Justice, Victorian County Court, retiring judges
Aug 21 2017
Replacements named for retired Vic judges
Two new judicial officers have been appointed in the Victorian County Court, following the retire...
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 & ...