The Judicial Commission’s publications cover criminal law, sentencing, judicial administration, practice and procedure, and social context issues. They aim to provide judicial officers with a diverse range of professional reference information to assist them in the performance of their judicial functions. In order to increase the availability of sentencing information to the legal community and wider public, most of our publications can be downloaded free from this website.
Judicial Officers’ Bulletin
The Judicial Officers’ Bulletin informs judicial officers of current law and promotes consideration of a range of judicial issues. It aims to publish a balanced mix of practical and topical articles. Topics include judicial administration, forensic evidence and social context issues. Concise, timely summaries of major decisions of the High Court and NSW superior courts publish monthly. An annual subscription includes 11 issues, an annual table of cases/statutes and a comprehensive subject index, plus a bi-annual binder for storage.
For information on ordering our printed publications, see Obtaining publications.
The Judicial Review
The Judicial Review contains selected conference papers from the Judicial Commission’s education program, as well as from judicial education seminars delivered further afield. Articles are published on the basis of their practical usefulness and relevance to a judicial readership. The Judicial Review is a valuable source of technical and social context material. An annual subscription comprises one issue.
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Selected articles from Judicial Commission publications and papers from the Commission’s seminars and conferences are posted on the website for the interest and benefit of the legal profession and the community. Subscription information for the Judicial Officers’ Bulletin and The Judicial Review is available here.
- The Honourable Tom Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, “The nature of the profession; the state of the law” (2016) 28(2) Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 13
- Dr Diana Eades , “Judicial understandings of Aboriginality and language use” (2016) 12(4) The Judicial Review 471
- Dr Diana Kenny, “The adolescent brain: implications for understanding young offenders” (2016) 28(3) Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 23
- P Brereton, “An overview of the law relating to costs assessment appeals and costs orders” (2016) 28 Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 55
- The Honourable Wayne Martin AC, “Introducing the national online cultural diversity training program”, (2017) 29 Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 39
- Professor Jacqueline Peel and Dean Hari M Osofsky, “Climate change litigation: lessons and pathways” (2017) 29(11) Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 99
- The Honourable Justice M J Beazley AO, “100 years of women in the law” (2018) 30 Judicial Officers’ Bulletin 105