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Title: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION AND PROSPECTS FOR REFORM (IN CANADA AND CERTAIN OTHER SELECTED COUNTRIES) JUDICIAL TRAINING AND METHODS OF SELECTION
Author(s): J DEMONTIGNY; J ROBERT
Corporate Author: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Canada
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 196
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURES FOR THE SELECTION AND TRAINING OF JUDGES IN FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, AND THE UNITED STATES, COMPARES TO THOSE UTILIZED IN QUEBEC, AND SUGGESTS REFORMS IN THE CANADIAN SYSTEMS.
Abstract: THERE IS NO FORMAL TRAINING FOR JUDGES IN THE UNITED STATES, SINCE IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT THE EXPERIENCE GAINED AS A PRACTICING ATTORNEY IS SUFFICIENT PREPARATION. IN GREAT BRITAIN, JUDGES ARE SELECTED FROM AMONG THE PROFESSIONAL RANKS OF BARRISTERS (AS OPPOSED TO SOLICITORS), WHILE UNDER THE FRENCH SYSTEM, JUDICIAL CANDIDATES ARE CHOSEN FROM THE GRADUATES OF A SPECIAL NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR JUDICIAL TRAINING. THE CREATION OF A SCHOOL, SIMILAR TO FRENCH NATIONAL INSTITUTE IS SUGGESTED TO REPLACE QUEBEC'S EXISTING SYSTEM OF JUDICIAL QUALIFICATION, WHICH ONLY REQUIRES 10 YEARS' EXPERIENCE AS A PRACTICING ATTORNEY FOR ANY JUDICIAL CANDIDATE. THE UNITED STATES SYSTEM OF MERIT SELECTION OF JUDGES IS RECOMMENDED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO QUEBEC'S EXISTING METHOD OF HAVING CANDIDATES SELECTED BY THE PROVINCIAL CABINET AND APPOINTED BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OR GOVERNOR. --IN FRENCH...ELW
Index Term(s): Canada; Comparative analysis; France; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Judge selection; Judicial educational programs; Professionalization; Training
Note: PRELIMINARY REPORT PRESENTED TO THE COUNSEL OF JUSTICE OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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