Journal of Judicial Administration (JJA)
Contemporary developments in judicial systems and court administration
About the Journal
The Journal of Judicial Administration is a leading forum for the discussion of contemporary issues impacting on judicial administration.
The Journal features informed discourse on areas such as:
the efficient and effective operation of Courts, Tribunals and quasi-judicial forums;
the impact of new technology on judicial administration;
the structure, organisation, financing and management of the Courts and the Court system;
the appointment, tenure, independence and accountability of judicial officers; and
education programs to enhance the work performance of justice system personnel.
The Journal of Judicial Administration is published in association with the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA). The articles featured in the Journal are written by leading judges, academics, practitioners and other legal specialists and experts.
Professor Greg J Reinhardt is the Executive Director of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. He is also a member of the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne.
PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION.
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The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Helping those who help themselves: Evaluating QPILCH’s Self Representation Service” – Jeff Giddings, Blake McKimmie, Cate Banks and Tamara Butler; “Jurors’ consideration of inadmissible evidence: A motivational explanation” – Diane Sivasubramaniam, Bianca Klettke, Jonathan Clough, Regina Schuller and Kristie Oleyar; “When coroners care too much: Therapeutic jurisprudence and suicide findings” – Belinda Carpenter, Gordon Tait, Nigel Stobbs and Michael Barnes; and “NSW costs assessment review” – Steve Shaw. There is also a review of the following book: “Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law” by Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker and Rosemary Hunter.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Judicial directions and the criminal standard of proof: Improving juror comprehension” – Ryan Essex and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “The “good” child sex offender: Constructions of defendants in child sexual abuse sentencing” – Nicole Stevens and Dr Sarah Wendt; “Making the marriage work: The components of a successful relationship between the Chief Justice and the CEO” – Richard Foster PSM; and “Who is the judge? A critical analysis of the discourse of disbelief” – Dr Pamela D Schulz OAM. Also in this Part is a case note by Dr Andrew Cannon about the Bernie Ecclestone case in Germany.
The unrepresented (or self-represented) litigant is an increasingly common sight in Australian courts and tribunals. While some people choose to represent themselves in legal proceedings, others are compelled to do so by cost, chance, or some other reason. Whatever their motivation, unrepresented litigants present a unique set of challenges to the administration of justice, and ...more
The first Part of Volume 24 of the Journal of Judicial Administration is a special issue on assisting unrepresented litigants and includes the following articles: “Litigants in person: Guidelines for the Federal Circuit Court” – Stephen H Scarlett RFD; “The self-represented litigant in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland” – The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC; “Self-represented parties and court rules in the Queensland courts” – Iain McCowie; “Self-represented litigants and strata title disputes in the State Administrative Tribunal: An experiment in accessible justice” – Bertus de Villiers; “Model no more: Querulent behaviour, vexatious litigants and the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 (Qld)” – Narelle Bedford and Monica Taylor; and “The dilemmas posed by self-represented litigants: The dark side” – Tania Sourdin and Nerida Wallace.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “In defence of “take-down” orders: Analysing the alleged futility of the court-ordered removal of archived online prejudicial publicity” – Isaac Frawley Buckley; “Hearing-med in Australian super-tribunals: Which cases and what process?” – Cady Simpson; “Population, crime and courts: Demographic projections of the future workload of the New South Wales Magistracy” – Brian Opeskin and Nick Parr; and “Collaborative problem solving in a community court setting” – Jay Jordens and Elizabeth Richardson. There is also a review of the book “Aboriginal Ways of Using English”.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes the following articles: “Trying serious offences by judge alone: Towards an understanding of its impact on judicial administration in Australia” – Fiona Hanlon; “Courting justice beyond the cityscape: Access to justice and the rural, regional and remote magistrates’ courts” – Bridget Harris, Lucinda Jordan and Lydia Phillips; “Affordable costs in civil litigation” – Dr Andrew J Cannon AM; and “Summoned by social media: Why Australian courts should have social media accounts” – Marilyn Krawitz.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes two interesting articles. The first article comes from Dr Anthony E Cassimatis and Dr Peter Billings and addresses whether statutory judicial review mechanisms enacted in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Tasmania have realised their overall aims of promoting access to justice and accountability of public administration. The second article is a personal reflection by Justice Emilios Kyrou on some of the key personal attributes of a good judge.
The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!
The following is a brief look at some forthcoming articles from various Thomson Reuters journals in August: Journal of Judicial Administration – Vol 23, Pt 1 In this issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration, Chief Justice Robert French AC reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. In his article ...more
The last Part of Volume 22 of JJA publishes the following articles: “Misconceptions or expert evidence in child sexual assault trials: Enhancing justice and jurors’ “common sense”” – Annie Cossins and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Mind the gap: Making evidence-based decisions about self-represented litigants” – Elizabeth Richardson and Tania Sourdin; “Solution-focused court programs for mentally impaired offenders: What works?” – Michelle Edgely; and “The constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes: A rejoinder” – Andrew Hemming.