Federal Judicial Academy was established under a Government Resolution in
September, 1988. It functioned at
different locations in Islamabad till the
completion of its present campus in 1994
H-8/4, Islamabad. A
to the organization and functioning of the Academy was provided with the
enforcement of Federal Judicial Academy Act, 1997.
and training of new Judges, Magistrates, Law officers and Court personnel
service training and education of Judges, Magistrates, Law officers and
Holding of conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia for improvement of
the judicial system and quality of judicial work
of journals, memoirs, research papers and reports.
For general supervision of the affairs of the Academy and the achievement of its
aims and objects, a Board of Governors has been constituted under the
chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The management of the Academy is
carried on under the general directions of the Board, by the Director General
who is the Principal Accounting Officer as well as academic and administrative
head of the Academy.
Academy employs all the standard techniques for imparting training, which
include class room lectures by judges, jurists and scholars, supplemented by
panel discussions, scenarios, simulations, problem solving and case
studies with reference to landmark judgments of the superior courts, involving
issues both pertaining to substantive and procedural law.
discussions also form part of the training methodology. It aims at providing an
opportunity to the participants to interact and exchange their knowledge and
experience with one another; which helps in analyzing and articulation of
current juridical issues. Participants are divided into a number of groups. One
of the participants is designated as Chairman who, prepares with the
contribution of other members of the group, a report which is presented in
the plenary session, for conclusions and finalization of recommendations.
AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS
since its inception, training programmes, refresher and re-orientation
courses, seminars and workshops have been conducted, during which training has
been imparted to civil judges-cum-judicial magistrates, senior civil
judges, additional district & sessions judges, district & sessions
judges and court personnel, hailing from all the four provinces, Azad Jammu
& Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
and discourses by eminent scholars and jurists were
arranged on large number of subjects, to equip the
trainee judges with judicial skills, required to improve the quality of justice,
with greater stress on subjects such as the rule of law, alternative dispute
resolution, framing charge in criminal cases, issues in civil matters, the
conduct of a judge, court management, etiquettes and manners, self-management
and stress management. Various other topics were also covered, with particular
emphasis on civil practice and procedure, maintenance of court registers and
record, case management, style of judicial reasoning and the process of decision