The civil forensic psychiatry website, compiled by Dr. Michael Epstein is a resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers and others. It comprises an interactive blog, a forum, and a questions and issues site. It is a one stop shop for articles, commentary, legislation, court instruction, fee schedules and impairment guides.

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The Judicial College of Victoria- a useful resource

August 9, 2020

The Judicial College of Victoria provides guidance for Judges in Victoria, it describes itself as ‘ a trusted place where the judiciary come to share knowledge, wisdom and expertise.’ The home page provides information about various manuals including a civil procedures book.  Interesting information on expert witnesses http://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/eManuals/Civil/index.htm#44187.htm.  for example:  procedure for giving evidence The Act gives courts the power to give any direction considered appropriate in respect of experts giving evidence at trial (s65K(1)). Such directions may include directing […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein