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National Judicial Orientation Program, Nov 2023


12–17 Nov 2023






Judges only

National Judicial Orientation Program, Nov 2023

This program is open to newly appointed judges of the Supreme, Federal, Federal Circuit, District & County Courts. The objective of the program is to assist newly appointed judicial officers with their transition to judicial office by facilitating the development and refinement of the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary for effective judging.

Successive steering committees of experienced judges and judicial education professionals have contributed to the program since the program’s inception in 1994. The program offers insights into the role and responsibilities of a member of the judiciary. Participants benefit from the knowledge and experience of senior judges who attend the program as speakers, and the exchange of ideas and experiences with other participants.

This is a five-and-a-half-day residential program commencing Sunday evening. Many sessions are interactive and encourage robust discussion. Participants will discuss a range of practical scenarios.

Planning Committee

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: