Public lecture: Judicial independence and court governance

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Monday 7 March 2016

Attend a twilight lecture on judicial independence by Fulbright Specialist Professor Ingo Keilitz.

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre is hosting “The judiciary's delicate balance: Judicial independence, self-management, transparency, and public accountability". The lecture will look at judicial independence, which is fundamental to the separation of powers in the Westminster System.

Victoria’s courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) have achieved a hard-won independence from the administrative arm of government. The lecture will attempt to answer questions such as how should the judiciary perfect the balancing act required to deliver justice with impartiality and efficiency? How should the courts be accountable to a discerning and well-informed public?

Event details

Date: Monday 7 March 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Level 2, Room 2.10, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen St, Melbourne


Professor Keilitz is the President of CourtMetrics, a USA consultancy specialising in performance measurement and management in the justice sector. He is a former Justice Reform Specialist at the World Bank and Vice President of the National Center for State Courts. As a researcher, writer and consultant to public, non-profit and private-sector organisations throughout the world, he has helped shape the landscape of justice system governance, administration and reform.


To attend the lecture please contact Sean Mulcahy by phone on +61 3 9919 1289 or by email on [email protected] by 29 February 2016.

Registration is free.

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7 March 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Sean Mulcahy
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
9919 1289