Conference Programme

CMJA TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE

“Becoming Stronger Together”

Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre,

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane, Australia

9-14 SEPTEMBER 2018

Updated 12/12/2017

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2018

 
09:30-16:00 CMJA Council meeting  
Time to be arranged Meeting of Chief Justices hosted by Chief Justice  
14:00-17:00 Registration of delegates  
Evening Welcome Reception  
 

MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

 
09:00-10:30 Session 1:

OPENING CEREMONY

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-11:30 Notices and Introduction to Conference by Judge Shamim Qureshi, Director of Programmes.

Membership of CMJA – Judge Tim Workman, Executive Vice President.

 
11:30-12:30 Session 2:

First Keynote Speech: Becoming stronger together”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 3:

Concurrent Panel Session 3A: Strengthening and Defending judicial independence”

 Concurrent Panel Session 3B: A privilege to serve the nation – Fighting corruption and maladministration”

 
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16:30 Session 4:

Specialist Groups:

A: Restorative Justice: an alternative to a criminal record?
B: Military Court Systems: can they still be justified in this age?
C: Coroners Courts: updating old-fashioned procedures
D: Countering Extremism: can we use existing criminal laws or is terrorism legislation really necessary?
E: International Child Abduction
 
16:30-17:30 Gender Section Meeting (all delegates are welcome to attend)
 
Evening Reception
 
 

TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

 
09:00 Announcement of 2019 Conference  
09:15-10:30 Session 5:

Second Keynote Speech: “The state of Justice in the Commonwealth”

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 6:

Concurrent Panel Session 6A: “Ensuring justice for indigenous persons and all other minorities in all walks of life

Concurrent Panel Session 6B: Virtual Courts and Digital Filing

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 7:

Concurrent Panel Session 7A: “Striking for Justice”

Concurrent Panel Session 7B:“Mentoring new Judges and Magistrates”

 
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16:30 Session 8:

CMJA Regional Meetings:

Africa – East, Central and Southern
Africa – West
Atlantic and Mediterranean
Caribbean
Indian Ocean
Pacific
 
Evening Reception  
 

WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

 
09:00 CMJA Endowment Fund – Sir William Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey, Chairman of the CMJA Endowment Fund
09:00-10:30 Session 9:

Third Keynote Speech: “Psychological issues of victims of sexual or domestic abuse”?

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 10:

Concurrent Panel Session 10A: “Co-ordinating International Justice Systems”

Concurrent Panel Session 10B: “What is the need for Judicial Education?”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 11:

Concurrent Panel Session 11A: “Managing modern criminal justice”

Concurrent Panel Session 11B: “The impact of climate change on justice”

 
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16:30 Session 12:

Breakout Session: “A comparative study of judicial terms, conditions and emoluments in the Commonwealth”

 
Evening Free  
 

THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2018

 
09:00-10:30 Session 13:

Panel Session: “Can we keep pretending that Judicial Wellness is not a problem?”

 
10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 14:

Learning Session: Handling the media”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 15:

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CMJA

 
15:00-15:30 Session 16:

Closing Remarks by the new President CMJA and

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

 
1530-1600 TEA BREAK  
1600-1700 Meeting of the new CMJA Council members only  
1930 Gala Dinner and Dance  
 

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2018

  Day Out