26–28 Jun 2024
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The Writing Better Judgments program is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. This program provides participants with practical tools and tips for better judgment writing; a high level of interactivity including group workshops, and individual feedback.
Topics include: preparation and planning for judgments; what is good legal writing?; issue identification and resolution; how to write judgments that are clear, comprehensive, concise, coherent and convincing; and, managing procrastination and competing priorities.
This is a non-residential program; flights and accommodation are not included in the registration fee.
It is essential that participants have written a minimum of two or three judgments prior to attending this program.
“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.”