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Upcoming Programs

Joint NJCA / ANU Conference 2017: Brave New Worlds

Date: 4 to 5-Mar-2017

In partnership with the ANU College of Law, the National Judicial College of Australia will present the biennial Conference on 4 and 5 March 2017.

The theme of the conference is Brave New Worlds: Challenges for Evidence in the 21st Century. The conference will focus on emerging research and issues in the areas of evidence law, cybercrime and decision-making. Speakers include leading researchers, academics and judicial officers.

Writing Better Judgments 2017 – Registrations are now open!

Date: 3 to 5-Apr-2017

This program has been developed for the Australian judiciary and is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The program is hands-on and where participants are assisted by professional writers and senior judges.

National Magistrates Orientation Program 2017

Date: 4 to 8-Sep-2017

This five day program, previously called the Phoenix Magistrates Program, is open to magistrates only, providing an opportunity for professional development, reflection, workshops and to meet magistrates from other jurisdictions. It will have a strong emphasis on using the knowledge and skills of people who are familiar with the challenges inherent in the work of a magistrate.

Dialogues on Being a Judge 2017

Date: 4 to 6-Oct-2017

This two and a half day residential program has been developed specifically for experienced (mid career) judges and magistrates. It will provide an opportunity for judicial officers to reflect and share with colleagues their approaches to their work through the exploration of contemporary themes. Further details will be available early in the new year.


Registrations are now open for the Joint NJCA/ANU Conference to be held on 4 and 5 March 2017 in Canberra.

There will be 2 National Judicial Orientation Programs held in 2017. 19-24 February in Melbourne (full) and 22-27 October in Sydney. Please register your interest for the October Program.

A Judicial committee has been established to develop an oral judgments program. The location and dates will be advised soon. Please register your interest to receive more information.

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‘A great opportunity to think outside the usual square. Stimulating, enjoyable and interesting. Balance was just right.’

Dialogues on Being a Judge Program October 2015