Increasingly, judges and other judicial officers have to tackle ever more complex issues in managing cases. With this has come more emphasis on the need for effective case flow management, giving courts new responsibilities to secure the cooperation of the many agencies involved in judicial administration.
This course will take a detailed look at the principles and techniques for the development and management of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent system – not only from the court’s perspective, but also considering the obligations and responsibilities of others involved in the administrations of justice.
It includes a comprehensive review of the lessons learned from recent justice system reforms in England and Wales, designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
The course includes inputs from expert guest speakers on the judge’s role in court, supplemented with a site visit to observe the system in practice.
On completion, you will be able to:
- Recognise the key ingredients of a modern and successful case management strategy
- Demonstrate your judicial independence and integrity through effective case handling
- Influence the behaviour of others by the appropriate use of case management directions
- Conduct a pre-trial review hearing and proactively monitor the progress of a case
- Make use of special measures to protect the vulnerable
- Use technology to support case management
- Set appropriate and challenging performance targets and monitor your team’s performance
- Establishing an improved case management system
- Promoting judicial leadership as an essential case management tool
- Practising your case management skills in a supportive learning environment
- Deployment of limited resources in the efficient and transparent administration of justice
- Critical examination of judicial case management practices through attendance at a live courtroom session
- Monitoring and evaluation of case management procedures
This is week one of Judicial Case Management and Legal Ethics.
All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.