Journal of Judicial Administration (JJA)
Contemporary developments in judicial systems and court administration
About the Journal
The Journal of Judicial Administration (ISSN: 1036-7918) 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.
Subscribe or Purchase
To subscribe to this Journal or purchase individual articles, please visit our “Subscribe or Purchase” page.
For the individual contents pages for each Part, click here.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Judges and community engagement: An institutional obligation” – Sam Bookman; “Questioning the evidence: A case for best-practice models of interviewing in the Refugee Review Tribunal” – Jessica Findling and Georgina Heydon; “Is the representative nature of juries justiciable?” – Anthony Gray; and “Four recent decisions on sentencing Aboriginal people” – Christopher J Charles.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The corporate transformation of the courts: Towards a judicial board of executive directors” – Tin Bunjevac; “Family reports and family violence in Australian family law proceedings: What do we know?” – Dr Rachael Field, Dr Samantha Jeffries, Zoe Rathus AM and Angela Lynch; “Barriers to unbundled legal services in Australia: Canvassing reforms to better manage self-represented litigants in courts and in practice” – Margaret Castles; “Why do some civil cases end up in a full hearing? Formulating litigation and process referral indicia through text analysis” – Naomi Burstyner, Tania Sourdin, Chinthaka Liyange and Bahadorreza Ofoghi; and “Keeping the peace? Justices of the Peace as judicial decision-makers in regional Western Australia” – Claire Stimpson.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The award of wasted costs arising from defective expert evidence” – Dr Ian Freckelton QC; “Therapeutic jurisprudence in the coronial jurisdiction” – Isabel Roper and Vivien Holmes; “The International Framework for Court Excellence and therapeutic jurisprudence: Creating excellent courts and enhancing wellbeing” – E Richardson, Magistrate P Spencer and Prof D Wexler; “Improving the use of court decisions in the Federal Circuit Court” – Grant T Riethmuller; and “The High Court and the cocktail party from hell: Can social media improve community engagement with the courts?” – Andrew Henderson. There is also a review of the following book: “Expert Evidence in Criminal Jury Trials” (2016) by Ian Freckelton QC, Jacqueline Horan, Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Blake McKimmie.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Assessing the adequacy of judicial complements” – Judith Bellis, Catherine McKinnon and David Murchie; “Inefficiencies of court administration despite participants’ goodwill” – Ludmila Stern, Uldis Ozolins and Sandra Hale; “Justice and technological innovation” – Tania Sourdin. There is also a review of the following book: “Non-Adversarial Justice” by Michael King, Arie Freiberg, Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Connecting with Victoria’s culturally diverse communities: Enhancing public trust and confidence in courts and tribunals” – The Hon Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC; “From advocacy to collegiality: The view of experts of ‘concurrent evidence’ and ‘expert conferral’ in the State Administrative Tribunal” – Bertus de Villiers; “Known unknowns: The overarching obligations of self-represented parties” – Harlis Kirimof and Erik Dober; and “Should Australian courts give more witnesses the right to Skype?” – Marilyn Krawitz and Justine Howard.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Equal justice and cultural diversity: The general meets the particular” – The Hon Chief Justice Robert French AC; “Working with interpreters: Judicial perspectives” – The Hon Justice Melissa Perry and Kristen Zornada; “Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity” – The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC; “Judging in a multicultural society” – The Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou; “Embracing technology: The way forward for the courts” – The Hon Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC; and “Constitutional right of access to courts in Australia: The case of prisoners” – Anthony Gray.
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.