10–12 Feb 2020
Judges, Magistrates and Tribunal Members
Writing Better Judgments Feb 2020
The Writing Better Judgments program is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. This program provides participants with practical tools and tips for better judgment writing; a high level of interactivity including group workshops, and individual feedback.
Topics include: preparation and planning for judgments; what is good legal writing?; issue identification and resolution; how to write judgments that are clear, comprehensive, concise, coherent and convincing; and, managing procrastination and competing priorities.
It is essential that participants have written a minimum of two or three judgments prior to attending this program.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
No, individual participants should arrange their own travel.
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?
You will pay for this 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 is most welcome 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 help?
Contact the NJCA administration team: firstname.lastname@example.org