The workshop style program encourages a rigorous and evidence-based approach to the assessment of witnesses with an emphasis on the topics of reliability and credibility. Expert speakers will also discuss the effect of some social and cultural factors on witness assessment. At the completion of the program participants will be able to make more accurate decisions about witness reliability and credibility and communicate their findings in cogent, reasoned judgments.
This program is designed to enhance participants’ (judicial officers and legally qualified Tribunal members) judgment writing skills through analysis, discussions and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The workshop groups will be assisted by professional writers and senior judges.
The two day interactive forum on jury management will enable participating judges to explore and develop more effective and efficient jury management practices. Topics to be covered include effective communication with juries, dealing with issues during the trial, effectively delivering the charge and dealing with longer jury trials.
This program is available to Judicial officers and legally qualified Tribunal members and is offered through the year, dependent on sufficient numbers of participants at any one time. 360 Degree Feedback is a system or process in which judicial officers can receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. The feedback provides the recipient with a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and is an extremely useful development tool.
This program is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The workshop groups will be assisted by professional writers and senior judges.