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ACT Courts and Tribunal Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Items recently uploaded onto the ACT Courts website:

Notice to Practitioners - Central Criminal List November-December - Call-Over 9 November 2020
21 October 2020

Notice to Practitioners - Commencement of the Law Term 2021
21 October 2020

Registrar's Directions List and Return of Subpoenas list
2 September 2020

"Change is coming, whether you like it or not " - Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremony for Admission of Lawyers
2 September 2020

Tribute to Acting Justice Linda Ashford - Speech Given at the Memorial for the Late Honourable Acting Justice Linda Ashford
2 September 2020

Reopening of practitioner court document collection boxes
16 July 2020

ACT Supreme Court 2021 Criminal, Civil and Appeal listing/blocks
9 July 2020

ACT Supreme Court Central Criminal List August-September- Call-Over
6 July 2020

Media Release - Acting Justice Ashord
22 June 2020

Special Arrangements in response to COVID-19
Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2020, updated 28 May

Practice Direction - COVID-19 Measures - revised arrangements
Magistrates Court Practice Direction 20 May 2020

Jury Trials in the Supreme Court
Media Release 18 May 2020

Central Criminal List August-September - Call-Over 11 May 2020
Notice to Practitioners 7 May 2020

Priority Criminal Hearing Procedure (in custody)
Notice to Practitioners 5 May 2020

Media Release - Return of Acting Justice Walker to the ACT Magistrates Court
3 April 2020

Practice Direction No 3 OF 2012 Criminal Appeals From The Magistrates Court
20 March 2020

Media Release - COVID-19 
16 March 2020

For Jurors - COVID-19 Virus
16 March 2020

Operation of the ACT Supreme Court during COVID-19 outbreak
16 March 2020 - Media Release

The Chief Justice and judges of the Supreme Court of the ACT are seeking applications for Associate positions, to commence at various times from August or September 2020 and at various dates in 2021. Read more

Magistrates Court - Delayed commencement of Criminal Party Conferences - Adult Criminal Matters
Notice to Practitioners 21 February 2020

The Chief Justice and judges of the Supreme Court of the ACT are seeking applications for Associate positions, to commence at various times from August to September 2020. Read more

Central Criminal List April - June 2020 (PDF 75.6)
Notice to Practitioners 14 February 2020

Yanes v Trewin [2020] ACTMC 1
Uploaded 11 February 2020
CRIMINAL LAW - PARTICULAR OFFENCES - EVIDENCE Offences Against the Person, Assault, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Consent, Consent to harm during sexual intercourse, Tendency evidence.

Speech Given by Acting Justice Walker at the Ceremonial Sitting on the Occasion of the Opening of the Legal Year 2020, the Opening of the Supreme Court Heritage Building, and the Commencement of the Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List. (PDF128KB)Uploaded 10 February 2020

Speech Given by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremonial Sitting on the Occasion of the Opening of the Legal Year 2020, the Opening of the Supreme Court Heritage Building, and the Commencement of the Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (PDF 148KB)
Uploaded 6 February 2020

Supreme Court Daily List (PDF 81.3 KB)
Notice to Practitioners - 28 January 2020

Commencement of the Legal Year - 28 January 2020 (PDF 70.3KB)
Notice to Practitioners - 13 January 2020

ACT Courts and Tribunal end of year sitting dates and shutdown details

Civil central listing dates & civil mediation blocks 2020 (PDF 89.6)
Notice to Practitioners 11 July 2019

Criminal Central Listing Dates 2020 (PDF 108KB)
Notice to Practitioners 9 July 2019

Schedule of fees applicable to the Supreme Court, Civil Jurisdiction, effective 1 July 2019 (PDF 80KB)  (Word 123KB)
Uploaded 28 June 2019

Supreme Court Annual Review 2017-2018 (PDF 2.7MB)
Uploaded 25 June 2019

Court Procedures Amendment Rules 2019 (No. 1) (PDF 105KB) 
Notice to Practioners 25 June 2019

Admission Days 2020 has been added to the Court website

"Ancient Greece, Australia and Criminal Justice" - Speech delivered by Justice Loukas-Karlsson at the Hellenic Australian Lawyers ACT Charpter Theophilos Efkarpidis Oration, given on 16 November 2018 at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers in Canberra (PDF 469KB) (Word 104KB)

Callover 13 May 2019 - Central Criminal Listing periods September-October 2019 (PDF 369KB)
Notice to Practitioners 9 May 2019

Bundle of Common Authorities approved by the Court (PDF 1.18MB)
Notice to Practitioners 8 May 2019

Commencement of all matters on Monday 6 May 2019 
Notice to Practitioners 1 May 2019

Ceremonial sitting on the passing of the late Chief Justice Jeffrey Miles AO, Canberra, 29 March 2019. Speeches by ACT Chief Justice Murrell; Mr Gordon Ramsey MLA, Attorney-General for the ACT; Mr Steven Whybrow, President of the ACT Bar Association; Mr Chris Donohoe, President of the ACT Law Society. (PDF 65KB) (Word 237KB)

“Vale Former Chief Justice Jeffrey Miles” – “Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at a Memorial Sitting to Pay Tribute to the Late The Honourable Former Chief Justice Jeffrey Allan Miles AO”, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, 29 March 2019 (PDF 314KB)  (Word 58KB)

"Women in the Law" - Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the ANU Law Students' Society Women in the Law Breakfast, University House, ANU, 25 March 2019 (PDF 397KB)  (Word 77KB)

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Mauritius National Day Reception, Old Parliament House, 15 March 2019 (PDF 264KB)  (Word 51.5KB)

Special sitting - 29 March 2019 (PDF 246KB)
Notice to Practitioners 14 March 2019

"A Welcome to a Learned and Nobel Profession" - Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremony for Admission of Lawyers, 7 December 2018 (PDF 301KB)  (Word 52.5KB)