The National School of Judges, with assistance from the USAID New Justice Program, continues cooperation with the National Judicial College, Reno, USA, and offers a next series of open webinars of various subjects to judges, judicial assistants, and court staff members.
Most currently important training subjects were identified based on the experience of initial joint online events which were conducted in April and May 2020.
Presentation in the webinar format will cover issues faced by the Ukrainian judicial system, specifically under COVID-19 pandemic conditions as well as traditional ones, such as writing high quality court decisions which would be understandable not only to legal professionals but also to all individuals; ensuring psycho-emotional balance needed to take weighted decisions; developing tolerance to stressful situations; approving judgments which are reasoned and balanced, and allow for social interests; implementing alternative dispute resolution for the purposes of reducing the burden on judges and improving access to justice; deepening knowledge and improving skills needed to consider cases associated with domestic violence; organizing and conducing jury trials; and ethical aspects of online communications, specifically, communications in the social media.
A webinar intended to strengthen capacities of trainers of the National School of Judges to prepare and conduct webinars became the first event in said series. There are plans to familiarize members of the High Council of Justice and inspectors of the Inspectors Service with best international practices of conducing preliminary checks of disciplinary complaints and investigating improper conduct of judges.
Follow webinar announcements on the website of the National School of Judges, website of the USAID New Justice Program, and our Facebook page.