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Attaining Judicial Excellence in Australia

In December 2017, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC), with support from SJI, released the Elements of Judicial Excellence Framework.

The framework was created to support a well-coordinated, evidence-based system of judicial professional development, and provides information court leaders can use when deciding how to structure judicial education, performance feedback programs, and mentoring programs for judges. It also provides judicial professional development program stakeholders with a common language that can be used in discussions about developmental objectives and to improve coordination of resources across developmental programs.

Recently, the National Judicial College of Australia (NJCA) adapted the framework as a basis for the development of their own judicial excellence framework.