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National training networks and structures

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From this page, you can access information on some of the institutions and structures responsible for judicial training at national level.


AUSTRIA

Information on training of judges and federal prosecutors in Austria can be found on the website of the Austrian Link opens in new windowMinistry of Justice.

BELGIUM

Since February 2008, the Link opens in new windowInstitute of Judicial Training organises training sessions for

  • Judges
  • Public prosecutors
  • Court staff
  • Other professions of the judicial order

BULGARIA

The Link opens in new windowNational Institute of Justice (NIJ) is in charge of initial and continuous training of

  • judges
  • prosecutors
  • investigators
  • public enforcement agents
  • registration judges
  • court clerks
  • court inspectors and
  • other employees of the Ministry of Justice

CZECH REPUBLIC

The Link opens in new windowjudicial academy is in charge of training for the following legal professions:

  • Judges
  • prosecutors
  • managers of courts and prosecution offices
  • future judges and prosecutors (judicial and legal trainees)
  • higher judicial clerks
  • assistants to judges
  • probation and mediation clerks

CYPRUS

The Link opens in new windowSupreme Court is responsible for training of judges.

DENMARK

The Link opens in new windowNational Court Administration is responsible for training of judges, whereas training for prosecutors' is under the remit of  the Link opens in new windowMinistry of Justice.

ESTONIA

The Training Council under the auspices of the Estonian Supreme Court is responsible for the functioning and development of training of judges. A brochure in English explaining the different activities of the Link opens in new windowEstonian Supreme Court is available Link opens in new windowhere.

FINLAND

The Training unit of the Link opens in new windowMinistry of Justice is in charge of organising training for staff of the Ministry of Justice and of the Courts.

GERMANY

The Link opens in new windowGerman Judicial Academy is responsible for continuous training of all judges and public prosecutors at national level.

FRANCE

The Link opens in new windowNational School of Magistrates (ENM) is responsible for the initial and continuous training of judges and public prosecutors.

The Link opens in new windowNational School of Court Staff (ENG) is responsible for the initial and continuous training of court administrators and staff.

GREECE

The Link opens in new windowNational School of Magistrates (PPP) is a public structure supervised by the Greek Ministry of Justice. It organises initial and continuous training for judges, including administrative judges.

HUNGARY

The National Council of Justice is responsible for Link opens in new windowinitial and continuous training of judges.

The Link opens in new windowProsecutor General's office is in charge of the Hungarian centre providing training to prosecutors and staff of the prosecutors' offices.

IRELAND

The Judicial Studies Institute organises training, seminars and study visits for the judiciary. It is linked to the Courts Service of Ireland.

ITALY

The Link opens in new windowSupreme Council of Magistrates is responsible for organising initial and continuous training of judges and public prosecutors.

LATVIA

The Link opens in new windowLatvian Judicial Training Centre (LJTC) was established to provide continuous training to judges, court staff, bailiffs and other legal professionals.

LITHUANIA

The Link opens in new windowNational Courts Administration organises  training of the judiciary

LUXEMBOURG

The Link opens in new windowMinistry of Justice is responsible for initial and continuous training of judges and public prosecutors.

MALTA

The Link opens in new windowTraining Academy provides initial and continuous training for Court staff and also organises courses for the Attorney General's Office staff.

THE NETHERLANDS

The Link opens in new windowDutch Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary provides initial training for future judges and public prosecutors. It provides continuous training to:

  • Judges
  • Public prosecutors
  • Court secretaries
  • Other legal staff

POLAND

The Link opens in new windowPolish National School of the Judiciary and Public Prosecution is responsible for initial and continuous training of judges and public prosecutors.

PORTUGAL

The Link opens in new windowCentre for Judicial Studies has as its main mission the initial and continuous training of

  • judges and
  • public prosecutors

It also provides judicial training for:

  • Lawyers
  • Solicitors
  • Other legal professions

ROMANIA

The Link opens in new windowNational Institute of Magistrates provides initial and continuous training to judges and public prosecutors

SLOVAKIA

The Link opens in new windowJudicial Academy organises initial and continuous training for

  • judges,
  • public prosecutors and
  • court staff

SLOVENIA

The Link opens in new windowJudicial Training Centre (JTC) is responsible for initial and continuous training of

  • judges
  • state prosecutors
  • state attorneys
  • other court personnel

SPAIN

The Judicial Academy (Escuela Judicial) of the Link opens in new windowGeneral Council of the Judiciary is responsible for the initial and continuous training of judges.

The body responsible for training public prosecutors is the Ministry of Justice's Link opens in new windowCentre for Legal Studies (Centro de Estudios Jurídicos).

SWEDEN

The Link opens in new windowNational Courts Administration is responsible for continuous training of judges.

The Link opens in new windowSwedish Prosecution Office is responsible for continuous training of public prosecutors.

UNITED KINGDOM

In England and Wales, the Link opens in new windowJudicial Studies Board (JSB) is responsible for

  • Initial training for new judicial office-holders and those who take on new responsibilities.
  • Continuing professional education to develop the skills and knowledge of existing judicial office-holders.
  • Delivering change and modernisation by identifying training needs and providing training programmes to support major changes to legislation and the administration of justice.

In Scotland, the Link opens in new windowJudicial Studies Committee is responsible for judicial training

In Northern Ireland, the Link opens in new windowJudicial Studies Board is the body responsible for judiciary training


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Last update: 30/05/2013