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Training of legal practitioners at national level

There are extensive training arrangements for legal practitioners in the Member States, which bear the main responsibility for the quality and scale of such training. Here we set out information on the organisation of national training in the Member States.

National training structures for the judiciary

National training structures are the main providers of European judicial training for the judiciary. Schools providing initial and continuous training exist in 17 Member States. In others, training is organised by the justice ministry, the council for the judiciary or court services.

Court staff's training systems in the Member States

National Ministries of Justice and courts are the main organisers of court staff training in the EU Member States. In other Member States this task is performed by judicial academies or judicial structures such as Councils and Prosecutors' Offices.

Lawyers' training systems in the Member States

Bar Associations, private practices or law firms, training providers and universities are the main organisers of lawyers' induction period in the EU Member States. In some Member States, this task is performed by Courts of Appeal and the Ministry of Justice. Supervision of continuous training, where it exists, is ensured by the Bar.

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Last update: 23/10/2015