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Assessment of judges work. Bert Maan President District Court Zwolle-Lelystad 1992-2006. Organisation of a court:. 4 sections Heads of sections (responsible for their section) Judging by single judge Judging by panel of 3 judges. Assessment. Quantity Quality. Required.

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assessment of judges work

Assessment of judges work.

Bert Maan

President District Court Zwolle-Lelystad 1992-2006

organisation of a court
Organisation of a court:
  • 4 sections
  • Heads of sections (responsible for their section)
  • Judging by single judge
  • Judging by panel of 3 judges
assessment
Assessment
  • Quantity
  • Quality
required
Required
  • Management information
  • Automation
  • Systems of distribution of work
  • Schedules of hearings
criminal cases
Criminal cases
  • Schedules of hearings
  • Distributing judges over hearings in the schedule (6 months)
  • P.m. appeals
commercial section
Commercial section:
  • Numbers of hearings after first reply
  • Cases where judgement id asked
  • Management information;
    • Date of pronouncement of judgment
    • Name of the case
    • Name of the judge
    • Looking around
administrative section
Administrative section:
  • Cases distributed by number
  • Following case flow
  • Management information date judgement
  • Schedule of hearings
  • Registering date of judgement
overall
Overall:
  • Management information each month
  • Incoming cases;
  • Finished cases
    • Withdrawn
    • Settled
    • Interlocutory judgement
    • Final judgement
quality
Quality
  • Risk: judge alone/single judge
  • Judges
    • work in a court and in sections:
    • Look at each other;
    • Clerk/ judicial assistant also looks
    • Report misbehaviour (informal)
legal quality
Legal quality
  • Panel of three (criminal, commercial, administrative)
  • Colleague judges
  • Judicial assistant
  • Advocates
  • Publication (rechtspraak.nl)
  • Media
  • Appeals/cassation
quality management
Quality management
  • Case-law discussion
  • Presentations
  • Internal training/education;
  • Permanent education SSR
  • Intervision
  • Courses elsewhere
legal resources
Legal resources
  • Texts of the law with comments;
  • Library
  • Internet
    • Open sources
    • Restricted sources
    • Rechtspraak.nl
human resources policy tools
Human resources policy-tools
  • periodic interview head of section
  • annual talks with court president
  • promotion
  • personal file
formal evaluation
Formal evaluation?
  • Does not exist;
  • References in case of application
  • Career system
why not
Why not?
  • Starting point
  • Selection
  • Training before the job
  • Training on the job
  • Development as a person/judge
  • Motivation
discipline
Discipline
  • Organisation prevents situations
  • Control by colleagues
  • First disciplinary body
    • Is very near: court president
result
Result
  • Good quality
  • Motivated judges
  • Feeling responsibility
  • Love their profession
  • Accidents?
questions observations

Questions/observations?

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