Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing—presented jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute—was an intensive program developed to help judges take their judicial writing skills to an advanced level. The sessions featured extensive small-group work and individualized feedback on writing problems from experienced judicial faculty and experts on judicial writing.
The seminar was designed to help members of the judiciary align their judgment’s structure with their view of the case’s issues. The goal was to improve communication skills with multiple and complex audiences. Additionally, this seminar helped judges communicate their decision and reasoning more efficiently and comprehensibly. This completed the objective of improving professional writing skills, from drafting and organizing, to revising and editing.
The seminar was separated into various sessions: