18–20 Sep 2024
How will the advances in technology, engineering and health affect the role of the judiciary?
How should the judiciary respond to rapid social and environmental and technological changes?
What are the contemporary issues confronting the judiciary and the community?
This two-and-a-half-day program is directed at experienced (mid- career) judges and magistrates. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon the role of a judge and the rule of law across cultures and enables the exploration of contemporary themes and social challenges.
The program is aimed at trial judges with less than five years’ experience.
During this judicial education program, participants will focus on judicial skills that are governed and enhanced by judicial practice rather than matters that are determined by rules of law.
By the end of this Program, participants will:
This sharing of experience and practice, led by experienced judges and facilitators, will enable judges to return to their respective courts with useful information about jury management in other places.
“By far, the most beneficial and productive program in which I have been a participant. Would have loved to have had the considerable assistance and knowledge which was imparted at a much earlier stage in my career.”
“An absolute must attend for all judicial officers. This should be made mandatory as it is so valuable in our work. The course was intense in some parts but full of helpful information, it was not overwhelming and flowed nicely in its structure. I got a lot out of the course because no one teaches you how to write judgments – our work places just assume you can write proficiently based upon your experience. This is the most difficult part of our work but the course has helped my confidence in my abilities. I am most thankful as it will reduce my stress about writing judgments in the future.”
“I have renewed confidence to be more u0022experimentalu0022 in care and criminal matters involving children and adolescents.”rn
“It was a really good conference. Thank you for all of your work in putting it together. A diverse range of speakers providing valuable insights into their work and areas of expertise. Also, having lived experience represented was great. Venue, catering etc all very good. I’m also really pleased the conference was recorded as I’m looking forward to re-watching a number of the sessions.”rn
“An excellent conference with a high calibre of presenters and participants. The conference was very professionally organised.”
“Excellent program! All presenters were well experienced, knowledgeable, informed, and engaging. Enjoyed the entire program!”