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Upcoming Programs

Family Violence in the Court 2017 – 2018

Date: TBA

This one day, face to face training program provides guidance and promotes best practice for the judiciary when dealing with cases involving domestic violence.

Information on understanding the complainant / perpetrator, judicial responsibilities in the courtroom and communication from the bench will be delivered, along with a courtroom scenario that will engage participants and lead discussion on key issues relevant to courtroom control.

Please click the heading for a program overview.

For further information or to secure a training date, please email NJCA’s Family Violence Program Manager, Jane Armstrong at jane.armstrong@anu.edu.au

Jury Management 2017

Date: 24 to 25-Nov-2017

This program is aimed at judges with fewer than five years’ experience. The purpose of the program is to look at ways of dealing with the many practical issues connected with managing a jury in the course of a jury trial.

Sentencing – New Challenges

Date: 3 to 4-Mar-2018

Registrations have now opened for the Joint NJCA / ANU College of Law biennial Sentencing conference to be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018. Click on the event title above to see the draft program and to register.

Writing Better Judgments 2018 – Seeking Expressions of Interest

Date: 19 to 21-Mar-2018

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.


Sentencing Conference 2018: registrations are now open.


We are undertaking a comprehensive review of our website and associated business processes.

The Joint NJCA/ANU Conference held on 4 and 5 March 2017 in Canberra was a resounding success. Papers from the conference will be posted to our website soon.

A Judicial committee has been established to develop an oral judgments program. The Program will be held in 2018. Please register your interest to receive more information.

The next Writing Better Judgments program will be in Perth from 19 to 21 March 2018.  Registrations will open in October.

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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