Papers for: ANU/NJCA Conference: Sentencing from theory to practice

Date: 8 to 9-Feb-2014

This biennial conference explored current issues in sentencing and is jointly presented by the National Judicial College and the ANU.

Judgment Writing (this program is now fully subscribed)

Date: 19 to 21-Mar-2014

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.

National Judicial Orientation Program

Date: 15 to 20-Jun-2014

The objective of this program is to assist newly appointed judicial officers with their transition to judicial office.

Online Coronial Program

Date: 14-Jul to 29-Aug-2014

This program is suitable for new part time coroners. An online community of peers and experts will share experiences and knowledge while considering the core components of coronial work. Participants will be reviewing session material, case studies and interacting with two expert facilitators, Michael Barnes, NSW State Coroner and Hugh Dillon, NSW Deputy State Coroner.

Witness Assessment Program

Date: 18 to 19-Sep-2014

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.

Leadership Program for Heads of Jurisdiction

Date: 23 to 24-Oct-2014

The aim of this program is to assist heads of jurisdiction to develop their leadership skills. The program is very interactive and along with expert presenters will involve exchange of experience between participants.

Jury Management

Date: 14 to 15-Nov-2014

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.