The Judicial College of Victoria has published an excellent resource for the judiciary who are navigating new ways of working in the Coronavirus pandemic. As Judge Lisa Hannan, Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria writes in the forward to the resource: "During this challenging time there is more onus on us as judicial … Continue reading Court Craft during the Coronavirus pandemic – a resource for judiciary (TJ Court Craft Series #16)
The legal philosophy of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) invites us to examine how laws, legal processes and the roles of legal actors may be undertaken in a way to maximise wellbeing. We often reflect on the wellbeing of people coming before our courts, but what about the wellbeing of the presiding judicial officers? In this blog … Continue reading AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?
Judge Jamey Hueston (retired), Co-Convenor of the Judicial Outreach Group of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence writes... It is an occupational reality that judges are frequently exposed to disturbing cases involving human misery and anguishing circumstances that can wear on their psyche. Traditional Legal culture expects judges to remain stoically neutral and unemotional while rendering fair decisions. However, it is unreasonable to expect judges to be indifferent to distressing matters or be unaffected by the … Continue reading The Power of Compassion in the Court: Healing on both sides of the bench (TJ Court Craft Series #15)
A new bench card on procedural fairness has been developed by the American Judges Association, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Judicial College. Read more about this bench card and link to other Procedural Fairness resources on the wonderful blog of ProceduralFairness.org Or link straight to a … Continue reading Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)
Judge Jamey Hueston (Retired) writes... On any given day, in courtrooms across the world, judges witness the unfortunate consequences of drug abuse reflected by some offenders who are in court “nodding out” from a “heroin high” while waiting for their cases to be called. A steady stream of people with untreated mental-health issues also enter … Continue reading Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Court (TJ Court Craft Series #10)