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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    • Withdrawn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?

Teçukkur ederim!


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