Bench Books

Australia

Equality before the Law Bench Book
Published by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales

Equal Treatment Benchbook
Published by the Supreme Court of Queensland

Equality before the Law Bench Book
Published by the Department of the Attorney General WA

Aboriginal Benchbook for Western Australian Courts, Second Edition
Written by Stephanie Fryer-Smith and published in July 2008 by the Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration Incorporated

Overseas

Equal Treatment Bench Book 2013
Published by the Judicial College (UK)

Court Engagement and Policies

His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC
‘Listening, Learning and Leading: The Work of the Ngara Yura Committee’ (2011) 23(1) Judicial Officer’s Bulletin

Kate Lumley and His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC
‘Exchanging Ideas About Aboriginal Contact with the Criminal Justice System’ (2011) 23(10) Judicial Officers’ Bulletin

Kate Lumley and His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC
‘Lighting the Way Forward: Respect, Responsibility, Engagement, Diversity, Local Solutions’ (2009) 21(5) Judicial Officers’ Bulletin

Australia

Multicultural Plan 2013-15
Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Families and the Law in Australia – The Family Court Working Together with New and Emerging Communities
Published by the Family Court of Australia in 2008

Indigenous Australians and Family Law Litigation: Indigenous Perspectives on Access to Justice
Written by Stephen Ralph and published in 2011 by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia

Diversity Audit Report and Recommendations
Published in 2002 by the Family Court of Australia – National Cultural Diversity Committee

Improving the Family Law System for Clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
A Report to the Attorney-General prepared by the Family Law Council, February 2012

Improving the Family Law System for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clients
A Report to the Attorney-General prepared by the Family Law Council, February 2012

Speaking in Tongues: Courts and Cultures
Paper written by The Hon Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia

Cultures and the Law
25th AIJA Annual Conference, 12-14 October 2007

Overseas

Recognizing and Eliminating Bias from Court Operations
Published by the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity

Interpreters and Language Access

Australia

Interpreter Policies, Practices and Protocols in Australian Courts and Tribunals: A National Survey
Written by Professor Sandra Hale and published in 2011 by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated

Interpreter Protocols – Northern Territory Supreme Court

Local Court Bench Book – Interpreters
Published by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales

Final Report: Interpreting Fund Scoping Project
Published by the Law Institute of Victoria, 14 April 2010

Indigenous Protocols for Lawyers in the Northern Territory
First Edition 2004
Published by The Law Society Northern Territory

Indigenous Interpreting Issues for Courts
Written by Dr Michael Cooke and published in 2002 by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated

Policy and Guidelines on the Use of Interpreters and Translators
Published in September 2009 by Legal Aid NSW

The Use of Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals
AIJA Conference, 12-14 March 2009

Overseas

Standards for Language Access in Courts
Published in February 2012 by the American Bar Association

White Paper on Court Interpretation: Fundamental to Access to Justice
Adopted November 2007 by the Conference of State Court Administrators and published by the National Center for State Courts

Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts
Published in February 2014 by the Federation Coordination and Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice

Indigenous Courts and Sentencing

Circle Sentencing in New South Wales: A Review and Evaluation
Published in October 2003 by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales

The Circle Court in the ACT – An Overview and its Future
Paper presented by His Honour Shane Madden at the AIJA Indigenous Courts Conference, 4-7 September 2007

County Koori Court: Final Evaluation Report
Written by Zoe Dawkins, Martyn Brookes, Katrina Middlin and Paul Crossley and published in 2011 by the County Court of Victoria and the Victorian Department of Justice

The Children’s Koori Court
Paper prepared by Judge Paul Grant, September 2009

The Justice James Muirhead Churchill Fellowship to investigate strategies for increasing the cultural integrity of court processes for Aboriginal young people and their families in the Northern Territory Youth Justice System – USA, Canada, New Zealand
Report by Jared Sharp, 2012 Churchill Fellow

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, June 2014

AIJA Indigenous Justice Conference: Current Issues in Delivering Indigenous Justice – Challenges for the Courts
18-19 July 2013

AIJA Indigenous Courts Conference
5-7 August 2009

AIJA Indigenous Courts Conference
4-7 September 2007