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Case conferences

S. 18ZI(1) amended by No. 43/2020 s. 21(1)(2).

    (1)     For the purpose of being informed from time to time about the progress being made by an offender subject to a drug and alcohol treatment order, the judicial officer constituting the Drug Court may convene a case conference.

S. 18ZI(2) amended by Nos 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 97.2), 43/2020 s. 21(2).

    (2)     A case conference may be attended by a lawyer, a prosecutor, a health service provider, a community corrections officer or anyone else whom the judicial officer thinks should attend.

S. 18ZI(3) amended by Nos 65/2016 s. 7, 43/2020 s. 21(1).

    (3)     For the purposes of section 104ZY of the Corrections Act 1986 , a relevant person referred to in that section who discloses at a case conference information about an offender subject to a drug and alcohol treatment order is taken to be performing his or her official duties.

S. 18ZI(4) amended by No. 43/2020 s. 21(2).

    (4)     No objection can be taken to a judicial officer subsequently constituting the Drug Court in a proceeding on the ground that he or she had previously convened a case conference in relation to the proceeding.

S. 18ZI(5) inserted by No. 43/2020 s. 21(3).

    (5)     In this section—

"judicial officer" means—

        (a)     for the Drug Court Division of the Magistrates' Court, a magistrate; or

        (b)     for the Drug Court Division of the County Court, a judicial registrar, associate judge, or judge of the County Court.

S. 18ZJ inserted by No. 2/2002 s. 5.

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