Library

This page contains useful materials for members of the IOJT community.

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Judicial Education and Training: IOJT Journal Number 3 (May 2015)
Judicial Education and Training: IOJT Journal, May 2015

Problem Solving in Canada's Courtrooms: A Guide to Therapeutic Justice
National Judicial Institute / Institute National de la Magistrature (Canada)

Science Manual for Canadian Judges
National Judicial Institute / Institute National de la Magistrature (Canada)

Review of International Experience for Institutionalizing Judicial Education: Some Guidelines of Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Evaluating Judicial Education: Performance Indicators (International Bar Association--Judges' Forum
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Judicial Orientation: Six Factors Influencing Programme Development
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Judges as Learners: Reflections on Principle and Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Evaluating Judicial Education
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Training of Judges: Reflections on Principle and International Practice
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Developing Bench Books for Tribunals: Some Guidelines
Livingston Armytage, LLM, educatingjudges.com

Guide to Reason Writing in Tribunals
Prof. Jeremy Cooper, Judicial College

Inaugural Issue of the Judicial Education and Training. A publication of the IOJT.
Judicial Education and Training (IOJT Journal), Vol 1 No 1 2013

What Constitutes Good Further Training? This paper develops a “Grand Strategy” for the judicial training offered by the German Judicial Academy. 
English Version | German Version

Deutsche Richterakademie - German Judicial Academy - Académie Allemande de la Magistrature

White Paper on the Ongoing Training of Judges
English version | French Version
General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Spain

Judicial Independence. In a paper first delivered at the Scotland Sheriffs' Conference on 9 March 2002, Lord Hope suggests some guidelines for maintaining judicial independence from the executive and highlights some of the tensions that can exist to threaten such independence even in a mature democracy.
Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Alligator River Exercise. A short, but complex. tale of five individuals and the choices they made. This exercise asks you to rate the moral culpability of each.
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

Competencies Required of a Judge. What are the basic skills and attributes that all judges must have?
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

Judicial Ethics Scenarios. Four short ethics dillemmas challenge you to make the right choice.
Judicial Studies Commission of Scotland (submitter)

The Estonian judiciary is using an innovative method called Court Practice Analysis (CPA) to improve the quality of court decisions and to assess better training needs as well as training impact. Tanel Kask and Margit Vutt have posted articles about CPA on the European Judicial Training Network's webpage, at its news link and its articles page.
Tanel Kaskand Margit Vutt, Supreme Court of Estonia 

Capacitacion en oralidad. Desafio y limites para la mejora en la gestion del sistema.
Leticia Lorenzo, Studies Coordinator at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, Chile

The Democratic Legitimacy of the Judiciary and the Realization of Fundamental Rights.
José Alcebíades de Oliveira, Jr. (interview), Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Belgian Judicial Training Institute: Legal Framework, Target Group and Organisation
Edith Van den Broeck, Belgian Judicial Training Institute

Principles and Standards of Judicial Branch Education. This guide lists and describes eight principles judicial educators can follow to organize, administer, and develop programming that supports effective judicial branch education.
National Association of State Judicial Educators (USA)

This article describes the organization of the National Institute of Justice (Moldova) and the Institute's educational programs
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Moldova

Description of the National Institute of Justice of Bulgaria
National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)

Report. A description of NJI's pedagogic approach to judicial education. Lists electronic resources available to Canadian judges, the thematic organization of courses, together with a brief description of each course offered by the Institute.
National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)

The Art of Judging Within a Judges' Panel. This paper explores the dynamics within a judges panel from the preliminary hearing, to hearing the case, to writing the judgment. The chairman dominance model and group polarization is examined in the context of group work and decision making.
Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, Additional Deputy President of IOJT

Assessing Witnesses. This PowerPoint slide set (in PDF format) covers current research findings on how well we assess witness testimony.
Alastair Thornton, Deputy Director of Judicial Studies who works for the Judicial Studies Committee in the training of Court of Session and High Court judges, sheriffs and justices of the peace in Scotland

Judicial Ethics: Judicial Skills Course.
This PowerPoint slide set (in PDF format) presents challenging scenarios on a variety of issues.
Alastair Thornton, Deputy Director of Judicial Studies who works for the Judicial Studies Committee in the training of Court of Session and High Court judges, sheriffs and justices of the peace in Scotland