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ANU/NJCA Joint Conference: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, February 2023


25–26 Feb 2023




$150 (Student Price)


Everyone Welcome

ANU/NJCA Joint Conference: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, February 2023

This conference, presented jointly by the National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system. The focus of the 2023 conference is Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Courts applying Therapeutic Jurisprudence principles recognise – and address – individual factors which contributed to the offender’s criminal behaviour. The offender has the opportunity to engage with, rather than against, the court process. TJ principles and practice are applied in many specialist courts but have broader application in mainstream courts.

The conference is aimed at practitioners within the judicial system and others with an interest in offender rehabilitation.

See article Therapeutic Jurisprudence by Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker.

This conference was originally scheduled for February 2021 but was postponed twice due to Covid-19.  The theme for the 2024 conference will be Sentencing.

Early Bird – $560

Early Bird Student – $150

Price will increase as of the 31st January 2023.

How is my participation confirmed?

You will receive an email and invoice once your registration is received and payment is confirmed.

Is it possible to make arrangements for special requirements, including dietary or other?

Yes, provided the College has sufficient notice to arrange it.

There is a space on the registration form for you to note these requirements.

Does the College organise travel arrangements for program participants?

Participants are required to organise their own travel to and from the program.

If I am unable to attend the program is the fee refunded to my court?

Please see our Terms & Conditions.

What is the dress code for attendance at College programs?

Smart casual unless otherwise advised.

Do I pay for incidental expenditure at the hotel?

If accommodation is included in the registration fee, you will pay for any incidentals on checkout.

Please note that most hotels require an imprint of your credit card when checking in, to cover incidental expenditure that is individually incurred.

Can I bring my partner?

Accommodation providers may charge a room service fee. Such costs must be borne by the participant.

Your partner may be invited to attend one of the dinners with you. The cost for this is $120 which will be invoiced to you via email.

Will I need to bring an electronic device such as a laptop with me?

The College encourages participants to bring their laptop or any other suitable electronic device to access materials at programs.

Will I receive hard copy materials?

The College may provide session handouts at programs; however, all other materials including the participants manual is available electronically.

Will I need to submit any documents?

Some programs send out a pre-program questionnaire or ask that you submit a written judgment.

The Program Manager will advise of such requirements in advance of the program.

Where can I get further assistance?

Contact the NJCA administration team: