Judgment Writing (this program is now fully subscribed)

Date: 19 to 21-Mar-2014
Cost: $1,650.00
Venue: Supreme Court Building, Brisbane


A new program on judgment writing has been developed for the Australian judiciary. This program is designed to enhance participants’ 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 program provides:

  • an engaging and enjoyable learning experience aimed at improving judgment writing skills
  • facilitation by judges and writers with substantial experience in judgment writing
  • delivery using relevant, practical tools and tips for better judgment writing
  • a high level of interactivity including group workshops and individual feedback

Topics will include:

  • preparation and planning for judgments
  • what is good legal writing?
  • issue based reasons for decision
  • structure
  • how to write judgments that are clear, comprehensive, concise and coherent
  • getting started and keeping going

Presenters will include:

  • Ms Ginger Briggs (writer, Melbourne)
  • Mr Gideon Haigh (journalist, Melbourne)
  • Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth (Supreme Court of Victoria)
  • Justice Patrick Keane (High Court of Australia)
  • Mr Michael Meehan (School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Victoria)
  • Justice Debra Mullins (Supreme Court of Queensland)
  • Justice Peter Murphy (Family Court of Australia)
  • Justice Monika Schmidt (Supreme Court of New South Wales)
  • Ms Jane Westaway (writer, New Zealand)
  • Justice Alan Wilson (Supreme Court of Queensland)
  • Judge Tom Wodak (County Court of Victoria rtd)


View the brochure for the program 

This program is now fully subscribed. To register your interest in attending future programs please email jw@njca.anu.edu.au