News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress

In June Santiago de Compostela in Spain was host to the Iberoamerican Congress of Therapeutic Jurisprudence.  Joaquin Lopez reflects on an energising two days... Although I knew of the existence of the Iberoamerican Association of Therapeutic Jurisprudence/La Asociación Iberoamericana de Justicia Terapéutica (AITJ), I attended the Congress knowing none of its 1000 members.  Over two days, I … Continue reading News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress

Responsive judging 

Guest blogger Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD, Registered Psychologist, reflects on a roundtable discussion - “Responsive Judging” - at the 2016 Law & Society Conference in New Orleans, USA. The panel of four judges included Kevin Burke (USA), Michael Jones(USA), Pauline Spencer (Australia) and Rick Verschoof (Nederland) was facilitated by Tania Sourdin (Dean of Law, University … Continue reading Responsive judging 

Judicial Communication – speech and the use of language (TJ Court Craft Series #6)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blog posts in the Court Craft Series here “The use of some words – such as “you” and “why” – may be problematic in some situations. Judicial officers should be sensitive to … Continue reading Judicial Communication – speech and the use of language (TJ Court Craft Series #6)

Improving judicial communication (TJ Court Craft series #5) 

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  This blog builds on previous blogs about how to improve conversations in court - link. “Asking questions, paraphrasing, supporting, analysing, advising in an empowering way and judging are responses judicial officers can use according … Continue reading Improving judicial communication (TJ Court Craft series #5) 

Better judicial conversations (TJ Court Craft series #4)

The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  Read other blogs in the Court Craft Series here. This blog builds on our previous post about improving communication in court (here). “Asking questions, paraphrasing, supporting, analysing, advising in an empowering way and judging … Continue reading Better judicial conversations (TJ Court Craft series #4)