A one-week training programme for the newly appointed Civil Judges-cum-Magistrates from Punjab kicked off at the Federal Judicial Academy on August 27, 2018.
The course was formally inaugurated by Mr. Hayat Ali Shah, Director General of the Academy.
While addressing the participants, DG of the Academy in his brief, but a deep address stated that, “You will find this training programme highly connected to your professional requirements and professional environment. The Academy’s focus is on your character-building and also on your professional skills development.”
Twenty-one newly recruited judicial officers, six of them being ladies, are undergoing this one week judicial education programme at the Academy.
Apart from faculty members, a galaxy of noted scholars, judicial educators and experts of high repute namely Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmed, Dr. Ms Shaheena Ayub Bhatti, Dr. Shaukat Ali, Judge Sohail Nasir, Judge ( Retd) Niaz Muhammad Khan will enlighten the young judicial officers on subjects/topics such as “Civil Proceedings: Techniques for quick disposal”, “Critical Thinking”, “Evidence (Recording, relevancy, admissibility and appreciation)”, “Soft skills”, “English language viz-a-viz Judgement Writing”, “An overview of Law of Inheritance”, “Institution of Magistrate: Cornerstone of Criminal Justice System”, “Gender Concepts”, “Deontology: Judicial Ethics for Qazis”, “New Dimensions in Medical Jurisprudence” , “Computer orientation/literacy”, etc.
This weeklong course is part of the pre-service training already being conducted for them by the Punjab Judicial Academy.