Family Violence in the Court 2017 – 2018

Date: TBA

This one day, face to face training program provides guidance and promotes best practice for the judiciary when dealing with cases involving domestic violence.

Information on understanding the complainant / perpetrator, judicial responsibilities in the courtroom and communication from the bench will be delivered, along with a courtroom scenario that will engage participants and lead discussion on key issues relevant to courtroom control.

Please click the heading for a program overview.

For further information or to secure a training date, please email NJCA’s Family Violence Program Manager, Jane Armstrong at jane.armstrong@anu.edu.au


Witness Assessment Program

Date: 18 to 19-Sep-2014
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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.


Judgment Writing (this program is now fully subscribed)

Date: 19 to 21-Mar-2014
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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.


Jury Management

Date: 14 to 15-Nov-2014
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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.


360 Degree Feedback Program

Date: 16-Mar to 30-Nov-2015

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.


Writing Better Judgments Program

Date: 18 to 20-Mar-2015
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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.


Jury Management 2017

Date: 24 to 25-Nov-2017
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This program is aimed at judges with fewer than five years’ experience. The purpose of the program is to look at ways of dealing with the many practical issues connected with managing a jury in the course of a jury trial.


National Magistrates Orientation Program 2017

Date: 4 to 8-Sep-2017
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This five day program, previously called the Phoenix Magistrates Program, is open to magistrates only, providing an opportunity for professional development, reflection, workshops and to meet magistrates from other jurisdictions. It will have a strong emphasis on using the knowledge and skills of people who are familiar with the challenges inherent in the work of a magistrate.


Writing Better Judgments 2018 – Seeking Expressions of Interest

Date: 19 to 21-Mar-2018
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This program has been developed for the Australian judiciary and is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The program is hands-on and where participants are assisted by professional writers and senior judges.