The course entitled 'Case Management in Civil Cases' was organized by the Judicial Academy on 26 - 27 March 2016 in Putrajaya. This is the third course organized by the Judicial Academy in 2016 after 'Judge Craft and Judgment Writing' and 'How to Read Statute' which were held on 19-21 January 2016 and 19 March 2016 respectively.
A total of 16 participants attended the course comprising three High Court Judges and 13 Judicial Commissioners. The facilitators who conducted this course were the Rt. Hon. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin , Chief Judge of the High Court in Malaya, the Hon. Tan Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop, Federal Court Judge and the Hon. Mr. Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Judge of the Court of Appeal.
Topics of discussion were as follows:
(i) Rules of Court 2012, Case Management and Court – Annexed Mediation;
(ii) Effective Case Management for Writ / Originating Summons and Interlocutory Applications;
(iii) Effective Case Management for Family Cases, Land Reference and Case under Companies Act 1965; and
(iv) Effective Case Management for Appeals, Judicial Review and Contencious Probate Proceedings.
The discussions were firstly carried out in groups, followed by an interactive and open discussion.
The participants were also divided into groups and were required to carry out case studies. Each group presented their respective findings which was then followed by discussion.