Subject: it is evident and widely known that all courts are complex machines and, as such, difficult to operate. In this context, the civil courts feature specific organizational aspects, the analysis of which is the subject-matter of the course.
The basic organizational structure will be taken as sample, consisting of the civil section of the court or court of appeal, so as to focalize on critical aspects and best practices, cases of paralysis and progress, exceptional and unforeseeable events and difficult situations.
The analysis will focus on the organizational powers of the president of the court section but also on the self-organizing responsibilities of the magistrates (especially under the regulations governing the schedule of proceedings), both as individuals and as members of the organizational structure of which they are part, as an indissociable quality that they are required to have.
Objectives: The course aims to provide civil magistrates and presidents of the civil court sections the opportunity – without neglecting the structural difficulties encountered by the legal machinery as a whole, especially by the civil courts – to identify the most effective instruments for adapting individual and court organizational methods to the numerous variables that emerge on a daily basis.
Structure and methodology: in the light of its objectives, the course will be structured primarily into guided discussions, developing tracks that the speakers/coordinators will submit for discussion via e-mail prior to the start of the course as a preliminary interlocution with participants; individual issues will be discussed through round tables.
Candidates: civil magistrates of first instance and high court, in a ratio of 65 % and 20 %, respectively; also, 10% will be reserved for Presidents of Court civil sections and 5 % for Courts of Appeal.