ACJI is currently conducting the following projects:
See also: Civil Justice Clearinghouse
The aim of the Pre-action Obligations Research Project is to assess the use and effectiveness of pre-action schemes and obligations that encourage people to resolve their disputes before filing proceedings with a court or tribunal.
The primary focus of this consultancy is to assist the EPA to develop a restorative conferencing model that can be used in EPA matters. ACCJSI has set out a training package for use within the EPA and a development plan to create an effective conferencing model.
ACJI has been selected to conduct a research project about Family Support Program family law services with the Allen Consulting Group for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department which is anticipated to be completed by April 2013.
As part of the initial phase of this project, the ACJI has prepared a background Literature Review that is now available for download in the link below.
The Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) Project - Analysis of Evaluation Data on Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) in the Civil Justice System represents the first step in a longer-term initiative to determine the prevalence of Self-Represented-Litigants (SRL) (and ‘unrepresented’ litigant) cases in federal courts and tribunals across Australia.
This project has involved a review of material relating to the timeliness of dispute resolution in the justice system that includes the court and tribunal system as well as the broader dispute resolution environment. A Background Paper has considered an overarching framework to consider these issues, suggested indicators for measurement and explored and analysed the major innovations that have been directed at delay reduction in the justice system over the past two decades. An invited forum will be held in May 2014 addressing the question: ‘How can we improve timeliness in the justice system?’