Jury Management

Date: 14 to 15-Nov-2014
Cost: $1,100.00
Location:
Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Details:

The National Judicial College of Australia will present a two day program on Jury Management to enable judges to explore and develop more effective and efficient jury management practices. The purpose of this 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.

Topics include:

  • Communicating effectively with juries 

  • Effective post empanelment communication

  • Dealing with issues during the trial

  • Effectively delivering the charge

  • Dealing with longer jury trials

The program will include sessions on communication, the use of question trails, and the effect of the availability of social media on jury behaviour.

Presenters

Presenters will include:

  • Dr Jacqueline Horan, Barrister and Senior Lecturer University of Melbourne Law School, Author of ‘Juries in the 21st Century’ (Federation Press, 2012)

  • His Honour Judge Tom Ingram, Tauranga District Court New Zealand

  • His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish, District Court of NSW

  • Professor James Ogloff, Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science, Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology

Cost

The Program Fee of $1,100.00 includes:

  • Course materials and content

  • Morning and afternoon teas and lunches

  • Dinner on the first night of the program

Participants are asked to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Comments from previous participants

Below are comments from past program participants in reference to exploring question trails:

  • ‘ A really helpful practical exploration of how to do this in practice and what benefits can result for jurors and the system in simpler, quicker trials.’

  • ‘The logic of having a ‘question tree’ as an ‘aide memoire’ setting out the matters which the prosecution must establish beyond reasonable doubt (and they are conceptually almost identical) is that the whole trial becomes more focussed.’

  • ‘A really helpful practical exploration of how to do this in practice  and what benefits can  result for jurors and the system in simpler, quicker trials.’

 

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