Bright sparks in the Magistrates’ Court

Late last year I mentioned the woes a few of my colleagues had encountered about using iPads in our Magistrates' Courts. I understood there was a policy from the Court in development, but there was no word on it till now.Since then, the Magistrates' Court has taken to twitter itself at @MagCourtVic, and today — …

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Bright sparks in the Magistrates' Court

Late last year I mentioned the woes a few of my colleagues had encountered about using iPads in our Magistrates' Courts. I understood there was a policy from the Court in development, but there was no word on it till now.Since then, the Magistrates' Court has taken to twitter itself at @MagCourtVic, and today — …

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Zukanovic v Magistrates’ Court at Moorabbin [2011] VSC 141: judicial review of a contempt proceeding

Edit: Costs were awarded against the Magistrates' Court: Zukanovic v Magistrates' Court of Victoria at Moorabbin (No 2) [2011] VSC 160.This incident of apparent courtroom contempt was originally noted here.The bubble-blower, Zukanovic, was found guilty of contempt in the face of the Magistrates' Court and sentenced to a month's imprisonment. He was released on bail …

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