Webinar “Judicial Decision Making”


April 20, 2021, 16:30

The National School of Judges, with assistance from the USAID New Justice Program and in cooperation with the National Judicial College, Reno, USA, is launching a new series of open webinars on various topics for judges, judicial clerks, and court staff.

The first one is titled “Judicial Decision Making”.

Each day judges are called upon to make decisions that affect the lives of the people coming before them. Improved decision-making skills can enhance the efficiency of judicial activity, productivity, and proficiency. This course will familiarize judges with the psychology of decision making, the factors that affect the judicial decision-making process and will assist them in the analysis of their own thinking style. The faculty will address, how the judge’s personality type and ethical considerations may influence the decision-making process at first instance court level or during appellate courts review as well as practical suggestions to aid in drafting wise and balanced decisions from the bench.

After this 120-minute webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own decision-making style;
  • Analyze issues of fairness and equity;
  • Examine the use of judicial discretion;
  • Recognize the factors that can cause an appellate court to overturn a decision;
  • Write and communicate decisions more clearly.

Working language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian will be provided.

The webinar will be conducted on the Zoom platform. You can join the meeting at this link.

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