7.3 – Training courses – their quantity, quality and effectiveness

7.3.1 Performance standards

Categories of judicial civil servants are: a) Chancellor; b) Legal Advisor in the Supreme Court; c) Legal assistant in a Court of Appeals; ç) Chief Secretary; d) Judicial secretary; dh) Finance and budget officer; e) Other employees working in the field of legal research and documentation, human resources, information technology, archives, and public relations, foreign or media relations.[1]

The School of Magistrates offers initial training for legal advisors and legal assistants, and at least every three years for chancellors[2]. The professional education of judicial civil servants is ensured through their inclusion into these programs: a) The initial training program, on the basis of which the judicial civil servants recruited in the judicial civil service are trained within their probation period; b) The continuous training program, which is attended by incumbent judicial civil servants[3].

7.3.2 Indicators of achievement  

Existence of curricula in accordance with categories of non-judicial staff. Initiation of training for this category as a legal novelty, and creation of databases related to the type and scope of training and performance during the training. Achievement should be based on the answers to these questions:

  • Have there been curricula developed for initial training of the chancellor and legal advisors and assistants?
  • Are these curricula feasible?
  • Is the knowledge gained from these trainings measurable?
  • Do they meet the need for non-judicial personnel training?
  • Is their quantity and quality appropriate and sufficient?
  • Is performance and level of learning from the training measured? According to which methodology?


 7.3.3 Measurement method

The methodology is the same as in 5.4.2., and 6.5.2, related to indicators of achievement and the measurement of judge and non-judge personnel training.





[1] Article 50 of Law no. 98/2016

[2] Ibid, Article 53

[3] Article 52