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Judicial Institute CPD course
London, United Kingdom
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UCL Judicial Institute: CPD Course
Understanding Judging: Roles, Skills and Challenges
12-13 November 2011
CPD hours: 12
About this course
This is the first and only course available in the UK that offers lawyers the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a judge. This course is intended for practitioners and legal academics who currently do not hold a judicial post but who may be interested in taking on a fee-paid or salaried judicial appointment in the courts and tribunals in future. The course is open to all solicitors, barristers, ILEX members, employed lawyers and academics.
The course is designed to help those interested in applying to be a judge to answer 2 key questions:
- Is a judicial post right for me?
- What is the most appropriate judicial post for me to apply for?
Through this course lawyers will gain an in-depth understanding of the range of judicial roles that can be applied for, the skills and qualities needed to be a judge, the key differences between being in legal practice and being a judge, and the challenges practitioners face when moving from practice into a judicial post.
The course covers:
- Reality of Judging
- Range of Judicial Roles
- Judicial Skills and Competences
- Writing & Delivering Judgments
- Applying for Judicial Appointment: Myth and Reality
- Judicial Ethics: Crossing the Divide from Practice
The course is taught by highly experienced judicial trainers, and a variety of learning approaches are used:
- Hands-on judicial decision-making
- Small group working
- Panel discussion with experienced judges
- Interactive decision-making
Diversity Bursaries covering the full course fee will be awarded to at least 25% of all participants that are from members of groups currently under-represented in the judiciary. If you wish to apply for a Bursary please read the details in the Course Brochure carefully and return a completed Application Form (both can be downloaded below). Decisions on Bursary awards wll be made within 14 days of receipt of a completed Application Form.
Saturday 12 November
|10:00||Welcome and Plenary
|10:30||Small Group Session 1: Understanding the Judiciary|
|11:50||Panel Discussion with Judges on Role & Reality of Judging|
Small Group Session 2: Developing Judicial Skills & Competences
(Pre-hearing review, oral hearing, deliberations and decision-writng)
|Day Two||Sunday 13 November|
|10:00||Small Group Session 3: Delivering a Judgment|
|13:00||Applying for a Judicial Post: Myth & Reality|
Ethical Dilemmas (Interactive Session)
WC1H 0EG London
UCL Judicial Institute
UCL's Judicial Institute is the first and only UK centre of excellence for research, teaching and policy engagement about the judiciary. The central mission of the Institute is to provide evidence-based understanding and intellectual leadership about the judiciary as a critical social institution and the about the process of judicial decision-making.
The Judicial Institute, under the direction of Professor Dame Hazel Genn and Professor Cheryl Thomas, was formally launched in November 2010. It is supported by an Advisory Board of senior judges, lawyers and academics from the UK and abroad.
For more information about the Judicial Institute please its website at: