A Tasmanian judge who was counselled after kissing a female colleague in a nightclub will not preside over cases in the North-West this week.
A Supreme Court spokesman confirmed on Sunday that Acting Justice Shane Marshall would be hearing Justice Gregory Geason's cases in Burnie from Monday.
The spokesman also confirmed that Justice Geason was not on leave, "nor has he indicated any intention to step down".
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The Chief Justice Alan Blow counselled Justice Geason after concerns were raised by lawyers at Justice Geason's behaviour at a nightclub last month after a Law Society dinner marking the opening of the legal year.
Justice Geason returned to Hobart on Friday after a criminal trial in Burnie ended.
Justice Blow counselled him about his behaviour and said further steps may be taken "depending on what he considers appropriate".
Women's Legal Service chief executive Yvette Cehtel said it was appropriate the Chief Justice dealt with the matter involving Justice Geason.
"It is important that the judiciary lead this conversation about what kind of culture we want in the legal profession in Tasmania and that does sit rightly with the Chief Justice," Ms Cehtel said.
"But we need to have a mechanism in place where people with concerns about the conduct of magistrates or judges can make a complaint.
"Such a complaint should not be investigated internally because that gives a perception that judges and magistrates are above and outside the law."
Ms Cehtel said people in senior positions needed to be held accountable.
"Those at the top need to model appropriate behaviour," she said.
"You wouldn't tolerate a senior manager in a supermarket with a young checkout operator.
"In corporate Australia that kind of behaviour has been called out as not acceptable in a contemporary workplace."
The Tasmanian Government has declined to comment on the matter involving Justice Geason.