April 2017

Writing Better Judgments 2017 – Registrations are now open!

Date: 3 to 5-Apr-2017
Cost: $2,350.00

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.

September 2017

National Magistrates Orientation Program 2017

Date: 4 to 8-Sep-2017
Cost: TBA

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.

October 2017

Dialogues on Being a Judge 2017

Date: 4 to 6-Oct-2017
Cost: $3,200.00

This two and a half day residential program has been developed specifically for experienced (mid career) judges and magistrates. It will provide an opportunity for judicial officers to reflect and share with colleagues their approaches to their work through the exploration of contemporary themes. Further details will be available early in the new year.

National Judicial Orientation Program October 2017

Date: 22 to 27-Oct-2017
Cost: TBA

The National Judicial Orientation Program has been presented every year since 1994. The program has been developed by a steering committee of experienced judges and judicial education professionals drawn from courts and educational bodies throughout Australia. The primary objective of the program is to assist newly appointed judicial officers with their transition to judicial office by facilitating the development and refinement of the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for effective judging.

November 2017

Jury Management 2017

Date: 24 to 25-Nov-2017
Cost: TBA

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

December 2017

Oral Judgments 2017- Seeking Expressions of Interest

Date: 31 to 31-Dec-2017
Cost: TBA

Note: The dates and location of the Program will be advised soon. Dates on this page are not applicable. This program has been developed for the Australian judiciary and is being designed to enhance participants’ oral judgment skills through analysis, discussion and preparing for the delivery oral judgments. The program has a large practical component in which participants will deliver oral decisions and receive individualised feedback to enhance skills in oral decisions.

March 2018

Joint NJCA/ANU Conference 2018: Sentencing

Date: 3 to 4-Mar-2018
Cost: TBA

Save the dates for our biennial Sentencing conference: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018