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 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.
The latest Part of JJA publishes the following articles: “Transforming governance and technology in civil and administrative justice” – David Tait and Terry Carney; “Are retributive aims achievable in a restorative justice setting?” – Tony Foley; “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children: Implications for judicial administration” – Samantha Parkinson and Sara McLean; “Child protection law and practice in the Northern Territory and implications for the court” – Hilary Hannam; and “QCAT’s hybrid hearing: The best of both worlds or compromised mediation?” – Bobette Wolski.
The October Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Managing the paper: Taming the Leviathan” – Hon Justice Peter Vickery; “Reflections on ADR, judging and non-adversarial justice: Parallels and future developments” – Michael S King; “To dream the impossible dream? Therapeutic jurisprudence in mainstream courts” – Pauline Spencer; and “Antisocial personality disorder and therapeutic justice court programs” – Andrew Cannon, Rebekah Doley, Claire Ferguson and Nathan Brooks.
The first Part of Volume 22 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three articles on a range of issues. The first article comes from Binh Tran-Nam and Michael Walpole and examines how costs to taxpayers influence tax dispute resolution routes in the Australian context. The second article, by Dr Pamela D Schulz, discusses the influence and scope of social media and the theoretical impact on the integrity and independence of courts and the judiciary. The final article is by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore and reflects upon the constitutionality of the increasing use by the legislature of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes.
The last Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three interesting articles on various aspects of law. The first article comes from David Caruso discusses proposed reforms for the cross-examination of child witnesses and the reception and treatment of their evidence. The second article is by Kathy Douglas and discusses the views of mediators about models of tribunal practice and the degree to which mediators improvise around a model. The final article, by Andrea de Smidt and Kate Dodgson, looks at the approach to legal practice taken by the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House to achieve the best outcomes for clients with the minimum of resources.
The latest issue of the JJA includes four articles of interest. The first comes from Iain Ross and discusses the Tribunal Excellence Framework with particular reference to the VCAT. The second article, by Natalia Antolak-Saper, discusses the purpose, regularity and practice of judicially directed verdicts in Australia. The third article is from ME Rackemann and examines the increasing significance of expert opinion evidence. The final article is by H Douglas, J Hammill, EA Russell and W Hall, reports the results of a survey about judicial understanding of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.