State Courts and Tribunals
Supreme Court of Tasmania
- Practice Directions
- Circulars to Practitioners
- Circular No 6 of 2020 COVID-19 and Burnie District Registry
- Circular No 5 of 2020 – COVID-19 Approved Manner of Court Proceedings-
- Circular No 4 of 2020 COVID-19 and Burnie District Registry
- Circular No 3 of 2020 – COVID-19 and Miscellaneous Criminal
- Circular No 2 of 2020 – e-Filing in the Supreme Court
Magistrates Court of Tasmania
- No 8 of 2020 – Provisions of Lawyers’ Contact Details to the Court
- No 7 of 2020 – Circular re Burnie Access and After Hours Courts
- Circular No 6 of 2020 Circular re Burnie After Hours Courts
- Circular 5 of 2020 – Further Arrangements for the Burnie Registry of the Magistrates Court
- Circular 4 of 2020 – COVID-19 Approved Manner of Court Proceedings.
- Circular No. 3 2020 After Hours Courts – Magistrates Court – Arrangements Due to COVID -19
- Circular 2 of 2020 – Arrangements for the Burnie Registry of the Magistrates Court
Magistrates Court Update
6 April 2020 – The Magistrates Court will soon be increasing its use of the Zoom online conferencing platform for appearances in criminal matters. Criminal law practitioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the system, including the use of screen sharing as a means of providing/viewing documents.
- Practice Direction 1 of 2020 – COVID-19 – Variations to Practice – Civil Division
- Practice Direction 2 of 2020 – COVID-19 Variations to Practice – Criminal and General Division
- Water Bottles
The Magistrates Court of Tasmania advise that they have now removed all water jugs and “glasses” from the bar tables and legal practitioners and prosecutors will be permitted to bring their own water bottles into courtrooms. As water bottles are potential weapons the individual will need to take responsibility for ensuring that their bottle is under their control at all times. Only water may be brought into the courtrooms. Managers have been instructed to ensure staff and security officers are aware of the arrangement.