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New Perspectives on Courtroom Leadership








Trial Judges and Magistrates

New Perspectives on Courtroom Leadership

*Following recent announcements made by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments about precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, the National Judicial College of Australia has decided to postpone all programs scheduled for delivery until the end of July 2020. This includes the New Perspectives on Courtroom Leadership program, scheduled for delivery on 4 and 5 June 2020. This program has been rescheduled to run in early 2021 at a date to be advised*

The National Judicial College of Australia will deliver a two-day program to provide judicial officers with an opportunity to explore their own personal style of judicial leadership within their courtroom. This program builds on topics introduced in our orientation.

The program will help judicial officers to:

  • maintain control in their courts
  • understand how their judicial role may be conceptualised as one of leadership in the courtroom;
  • enhance their existing judicial skills, making them more effective leaders within the courtroom;
  • acquire new skills for leadership within the courtroom;
  • gain greater confidence in their ability to manage the courtroom
  • become more aware of their personal resources for managing the unexpected.

It will be of particular benefit to judicial officers who wish to enhance their leadership skills, as well as those who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of courtroom dynamics, thereby enhancing their in-court skills.

This is a non-residential program; flights and accommodation are not included in the registration fee.


Planning Committee Members


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.


Contact the NJCA administration team: [email protected]