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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions

Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Overview


This course examined the art and craft of judgment writing, permitting participants to consider broadly the nature of appellate judgment writing, style and structure for good writing, as well as the importance of the editing process.

Objectives


The objective of this course was to provide participants the tools and concepts necessary to craft well-written, understandable judgments.

Summary

Led by senior judges and academics, this course combined lectures and several exercises to hone judges writing skills. Topics included choices for organizing judgments, context, concision, stylistic clarity and energy, self-editing and collegial editing.

Date

Dec 10th -
Dec 11th 2018

Number of Participants

7

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