Building the Courts of the Future

Building the Courts of the Future

Innovating Justice Forum 10-11 December 2013

The first day of our action-packed Innovating Justice Forum on “Building the courts of the future” will start off with a short common introduction programme. HiiL’s new Future of Courts trend report will be presented and discussed with the forum participants and speakers from very different backgrounds. They will present compelling, interactive stories about the expectations of people and organisations, problems tackled, approaches used and the lessons they have learned.

The group will break into separate workshops on the following topics to take full advantage of our Justice Innovation Lab:

  • Build a well-run adjudication factory: Which process alternatives are out there? Which procedures are truly effective? How do you build a smart and well-run organisation?
  • Have the means: Which business models and financing models exist? Which suit your needs?
  • Use technology wisely: How can you bring your procedures online? How can you build your IT infrastructure and toolset in a smart way?
  • Get inspired – know your competition: Public-private and private models – How can you take advantage of alternative and complementary mechanisms of managing disputes or settling legal questions?
  • Make innovation work: How can you find and support your innovation champions? How can you create an effective innovation environment?

All breakout sessions will start with a short presentation of key research findings, new methods and relevant innovations. They will offer the opportunity to zoom in on the methods and innovations that are deemed most interesting.

There will be plenty of time and occasions to get to know our carefully selected group of forum participants better. To ensure that you get the most out of the contacts there, there will also be a voluntary High Speed-networking event on the first day.

Intermittently the group of experts on courts and dispute management will reconvene in a plenary session for joint ‘reality checks’ and engagement with new speakers.

The dinner and evening programme will provide for well-deserved time for relaxation.

Breakout session continue during the second day but will be even more focused on specific interests and the needs of the group. Throughout the workshops, some groups will get the opportunity to work on a dispute case study jointly, developing a model court that would be well suited to resolve a certain type of dispute. Working sessions will be become ever more action- and collaboration-oriented allowing for follow up and further collaboration.

In addition, three teams of architects, interior designers and artists will present three distinct visions of creative designs for the courts of the future.

On the second day, work will continue. In the afternoon we will reconvene for a closing session, the big finale, pitches from top justice innovators from around the world, the Justice Innovation Award Winner announcement, the first Human Rights Innovation Award ceremony and a joint reception.

What attendants will take home:

  • A set of innovations, research findings directly related to your field of interest (such as a set of financing models – a better understanding of different alternatives – IT tips and tricks – Innovation environment wisdom)
  • Much stronger connections to approximately 100 justice leaders and top justice innovators.
  • The chance to connect to others in The Hague, the world capital of Justice and Peace. 
  • Membership of our online Innovating Justice LinkedIn forum, where innovators continue to network after the event.
  • The newly-published Future of Courts Trend Report
  • The recently-published Innovating Justice Book