Category Archives: Judiciary_Court Craft Series

Sharing Therapeutic Jurisprudence Practices & Techniques

Therapeutic Jurisprudence founder, Professor David Wexler, calls on us to collect, disseminate, digest and employ creative TJ practices and techniques… When we speak of TJ “practices and techniques”, we refer to the “roles” of legal actors—typically judges, lawyers, and others … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA’S FIRST RESEARCH MEASURING JUDICIAL STRESS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND THE COURTS?

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 … Continue reading

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The Power of Compassion in the Court: Healing on both sides of the bench (TJ Court Craft Series #15)

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 … Continue reading

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The Trauma-Informed Courtroom (TJ Court Craft Series #14)

This guest blog by Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) first appeared on the Justice Speakers Institute, LLC blog series on this link.  This is the third blog in our series on Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed practice. Why do judges and … Continue reading

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Prison/Court Video Links: Tips for Judges (TJ Court Craft Series #13)

Magistrate Pauline Spencer (Victoria, Australia) writes…. With the emergence of technology and pressures on prison/court transportation, the use of video links between prisons and courts are becoming more commonplace.

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Steps towards change – a tool for judges working with persons with substance abuse disorders (TJ Court Craft Series #12)

Guest blogger Magistrate Pauline Spencer writes…. Judicial officers seeing people with substance abuse disorder will often see people who are feeling overwhelmed.

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Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)

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.

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Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence’s website has gone public and you can now join as a member. Regular membership is $25, and student memberships are free. By joining the ISTJ, you will be able to: Participate and share your profile … Continue reading

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Exporting Drug Court Concepts to Traditional Court (TJ Court Craft Series #10)

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 … Continue reading

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6 therapeutic jurisprudence practices for judges and courts (TJ Court Craft Series #9)

In this blog we draw on an article by Paula O’Byrne where she explores some key TJ practices that can be used to improve the effectiveness of criminal courts… 

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