South African judgments online

Mon, Jul 30, 2012, 01:00

BRIEFS: Justis Publishing Ltd has announced its JustCite citator is now indexing South African court judgments from the Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII).

More than 19,000 South African judgments from SAFLII have been indexed on JustCite, with the coverage from South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal and its Constitutional Court going back to 1984 and 1995, respectively. Further information on justcite.com.

European review King’s Inns launch

Mr Justice Peter Kelly launched a new review, the European International Arbitration Review, which was published by Arbitration Ireland and Juris Publishing (New York) in the King’s Inns on Monday last.

More information is available on arbitration.ie

Therapy pilot report launched

THE REPORT of a pilot project which provided therapeutic support to families who were separating was launched by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald last week. The Tafit (Therapeutically Assisting Families in Transition) project was undertaken by the family therapy department of the Mater hospital under the leadership of Prof Jim Sheehan.

It enlisted the help of the Courts Service and members of the judiciary in the family circuit court in the eastern region. Families facing legal separation and divorce were referred to the free service.

Its approach was based on integrating therapeutic work with children with therapy for their family as a whole.

Seventy-two families participated in the project, and 80 per cent reported it was helpful to the children. The main criticism of the project was that, as a pilot project, it came to an end.

Judge Petria McDonnell of the Circuit Court urged the permanent establishment of such a service.