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) 

Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #2)

  The TJ Court Craft Series provides practical insights and tools for judges interested in therapeutic jurisprudence, problem solving or solution-focused approaches.  For other posts in the series click here.  Factors affecting court communication “The judicial officer’s attitude towards the participant and the participant’s cultural background, prior contact with court, experience of court, cognitive skills and … Continue reading Enhancing Judicial Communication (TJ Court Craft Series #2)