A course entitled “Judge Craft and Judgment Writing” has been held from 19 - 21 February 2016 in Putrajaya.
A total of 16 participants comprises of 4 High Court Judges and 12 Judicial Commissioners attended the course. The 3-day course was conducted by five very experienced Facilitators, namely the Rt. Hon Tan Sri Md Raus bin Sharif, President of the Court of Appeal, the Hon. Dato’ Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court Judge, the Hon. Datuk Zaharah binti Ibrahim, Federal Court Judge, the Hon. Dato’ Balia Yusof bin Haji Wahi, Court of Appeal Judge and the Hon. Dato’ Wira Aziah binti Ali, Court of Appeal Judge.
The course was divided into two topics, i.e. Judge Craft and Judgment Writing. The first topics: Judge Craft, kicked off with a video screening entitled “Judge in Jeans: The Business of Judging”. The video consists of seven scenarios relating to various issues pertaining to judgments, upon which the participants were later prompted to discuss.
Participants were then divided into three groups, where each group need to discuss and present their findings based on several topics of discussions, as follows:
In the second topic: Judgment Writing, participants were divided into groups of four, and their discussions revolves around an actual ground of judgment as identified by the facilitators. Each group then presented their findings at the end of the course.