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!
Judicial Bullying Extract from the June 2013 issue of the Australian Law Journal, “Current Issues” by PWY There arrived on my desk one morning recently a sample copy of Vol 4(1) of Thomson Reuters’ Workplace Review. That issue contained three contributions decrying “judicial bullying” apparently arising from the “Managing People in Court” Conference held in ...more
The latest Part of ALJ publishes the following articles: “Judges and academics: Dialogue of the hard of hearing” – Chief Justice Robert French AC; “An age of judicial hegemony” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; “Communications with the court” – Richard Lilley SC and Justin Carter; and “Jurisdiction clauses since Akai” – Richard Garnett. There are also several sections, including Current Issues, Conveyancing and Property, and Recent Cases.
By the Hon Marilyn Warren AC. This article was originally presented by Chief Justice Warren at the Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference in 2010. In it, her Honour advocates the pursuit of direct judicial involvement in alternative dispute resolution, but rejects the proposal that judges should act as mediators.