This book focuses on the changing role of judges in courts, tribunals, and other forums across a variety of jurisdictions. With contributions by international experts in judicial administration and senior judicial figures, it provides a unique comparative perspective on the role of modern judges in a rapidly evolving environment and the pressures of effective judicial administration. The chapters are sourced from a Collaborative Research Network focused on innovations in judging, and sponsored by the international Law and Society Association.
The book provides essential insights and perspectives for judges, judicial officers, and administrators, allowing them to respond to the challenges of the twenty-first century. It is also a valuable resource for legal practitioners and judicial experts, shedding light on the role of the modern judge and the strategies they employ.
Tania Sourdin is Dean and Head of School at the Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia. With an extensive career focusing on justice, litigation, conflict avoidance, and dispute resolution, she has influenced legislative reform initiatives, standards and cultural change for dispute resolution. She has also taught judges in a range of programs that include court craft, civil procedure, decision-making, complex behavior and in judicial orientation programs. Her research currently focuses on exploring innovations within the judicial system.
Archie Zariski is Professor of Legal Studies at Athabasca University, Canada. He has extensive experience in mediation, having designed and coordinated courses on dispute resolution, including negotiation and mediation, worked as a mediator, and trained other mediators. His research interests are in the area of mediation and conflict resolution.