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Inaugural Lecture

The lecture will highlight six challenges which urgently need to be addressed by the Judiciary in the interests of maintaining a fair, cost-effective and efficient court system into the future. The six challenges to be considered are:-

  1. The need to deal with a systemic shortage of judges.
  2. The need to implement systems of electronic litigation.
  3. The need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of CJR over the last five years.
  4. The need to implement Criminal Justice Reform.
  5. The need to implement systematic programmes of continuing education and training for judges.
  6. The need to plan for the infrastructure (court buildings, equipment, human resources) which will be required for the proper administration of justice in the next decade.
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