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Upcoming Programs

Seen and Heard: Children and the Courts (ANU/NJCA Joint Conference)

Date: 7 to 8-Feb-2015

This conference will explore the common areas of interest between child protection and family law under the themes of ‘communication by, with and about children’. The Conference has been designed for judicial officers, legal practitioners, child protection and welfare officers, teachers, psychologists psychiatrists, medical and nursing practitioners and all who have an interest in the welfare of children.

360 Degree Feedback Program

Date: 9-Feb to 30-Nov-2015

This program is available to Judicial officers and legally qualified Tribunal members and is offered through the year, dependent on sufficient numbers of participants at any one time. 360 Degree Feedback is a system or process in which judicial officers can receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. The feedback provides the recipient with a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and is an extremely useful development tool.

Writing Better Judgments Program

Date: 18 to 20-Mar-2015

This program is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The workshop groups will be assisted by professional writers and senior judges.

Online Decision Making Program

Date: 4-May-2015

This 6 week online program is designed to improve participants’ ability to recognise potential pitfalls in the decision-making process, assist their own decision making process and to write reasons that are clear and easy to understand.


‘The standard of the presentations and sessions were of a uniformly high standard unlike any other conference I have ever attended.’