Mastering the art of judgment writing.

A group shot of Jock Serong, Fiona Todd, Peter Gray and Don Watson

Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd August 2024

2 Day EVENT | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM


Do you feel burdened by the number of judgments you have to write? Are your judgments and rulings getting longer and more complex?

Learn how to step off the judicial writing treadmill – and liberate time to focus on other aspects of the judicial role. 

In this 2-day experiential workshop, you will learn from judge-educators and eminent writers to hone your judgment writing techniques to become more efficient and effective. Participants will develop a range of effective ways to write tightly structured, precise and accessible decisions that use language that is clear for your intended readers.  

Judicial officers from the Magistrates', Coroners, Children's, County, and Supreme Courts are invited to register for this program to learn:

  • how to write clearly, concisely, and efficiently 
  • how to use narrative structure and voice 
  • frameworks for writing and structuring judgments. 


The Hon. Kim Hargrave, Supreme Court of Victoria, will lead the faculty, which includes: 

  • Justice Kristen Walker, Supreme Court of Victoria  
  • Justice Cameron Macaulay, Supreme Court of Victoria 
  • Justice Paul Cosgrave, Supreme Court of Victoria 
  • Judge Fiona Todd, County Court of Victoria