The workshop style program encourages a rigorous and evidence-based approach to the assessment of witnesses with an emphasis on the topics of reliability and credibility. Expert speakers will also discuss the effect of some social and cultural factors on witness assessment. At the completion of the program participants will be able to make more accurate decisions about witness reliability and credibility and communicate their findings in cogent, reasoned judgments.
The aim of this program is to assist heads of jurisdiction to develop their leadership skills. The program is very interactive and along with expert presenters will involve exchange of experience between participants.
The two day interactive forum on jury management will enable participating judges to explore and develop more effective and efficient jury management practices. Topics to be covered include effective communication with juries, dealing with issues during the trial, effectively delivering the charge and dealing with longer jury trials.