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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 at H-8/4, Islamabad. A legal cover to the organization and functioning of the Academy was provided with the enforcement of Federal Judicial Academy Act, 1997.


1. orientation and training of new judges, magistrates, law officers and court personnel;

2. in- service training and education of judges, magistrates, law officers, court personnel;

3. holding of conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia for improvement of the judicial system and quality of judicial work; and

4. publishing 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 Federal Judicial Academy.


The Federal Judicial 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.

Syndicate 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.