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Seminars, Courses and Brown Bag Lunches


Listed below are the seminars and brown-bag lunches and staff training workshops organized by the Law and Justice Institutions Thematic Group. All sessions are open not only to Bank staff but to others in the development community interested in law and development and related subjects.

Where reports, papers or studies discussed at a seminar or workshop is available on the internet, a links is provided. Clicking on a speaker’s name that is highlighted brings up the abstracts of those articles he or she has written which appear in the annotated bibliography. Where a video tape of a session is available, that session is marked by a **.


  I. Seminars and Brown Bag Lunches Organized by the Thematic Group


Speaker(s) & Materials 


A Justice System Performance Measurement Showcase – Comparing Four Research Methodologies

Featuring speakers from four different institutions, this seminar profiled and compared well known research methodologies that may be used to measure justice system performance in developing countries

Simon Conte, American Bar Association - Measuring Justice System Performance:  ABA ROLI’s Judicial Reform Index (JRI)

Presentation document

Alejandro Ponce, World Justice Project - The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

Presentation document

Sabine Hertveldt and Pilar Salgado-Otónel, World Bank - Doing Business Report – Enforcing Contracts

Presentation document

Daniel Hall, National Centre for State Courts, - International Framework for Court Excellence

Presentation document

June, 1, 2011

Justice Sector Reform 101 Training Course


November 11-12, 2010

In Search of Success: Case Studies in Justice Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, June 2010

The seminar featured a PowerPoint summary by the author of this report, which was jointly published by the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development

Barry Walsh, Senior Justice Sector Specialist, Justice Reform Practice Group, Legal Vice Presidency, World Bank


September 29, 2010

Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct

Michael Kirby, OAM

September 23, 2010

Justice Sector Reform 101 Training Course


January 11-15, 2010


World Bank Internal Justice Reform 101 Course





February 23-25, 2009

Judicial Reform in Egypt:
A Status Report

Chair: Heike P. Gramckow
Senior Counsel, LEGJR

James T. Grabowski
Vice President for Field Operations


December 2, 2008

The Impact of Constitutional Social and Economic Rights in the Private Sector: Law and the Regulation of Pharmaceutical Products in South Africa 

Chair:  Varun Gauri
Senior Economist, DECRG
The World Bank

Jonathan Berger
Senior Researcher and Head of Policy and Research,
AIDS Law Project in South Africa


October 30, 2008

Justice Reform and Institutional Culture: How to Understand and Change Court Culture

Dr. Brian J. Ostrom
Principal Court Research Consultant
National Center for State Courts

Matthew Kleiman, Senior Court Research Associate
National Center for State Courts

Dr. Charles W. Ostrom, Jr.
Professor of Political Science
Michigan State University

May 7, 2008

Reforming Judicial and Legal Institutions: The Experience and Agenda of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Chair:  Klaus Decker, LEGJR

Michel Nussbaumer
EBRD Legal Transition Team Leader
Frederique Dahan, Sr. Counsel, EBRD
EBRD Law in Transition Website

February 25, 2008

Legal Empowerment through Technologies, Popular Culture and Interconnectivity: The Example of the Proyecto Acceso

James Cooper
California Western School of Law,
San Diego, CA

August 2, 2007

Enforcing Contracts: New Findings from Doing Business

Melissa Johns, Investment Policy Specialist, Doing Business Project; and Sabine Hertveldt, Private Sector Development Specialist, CICDB, World Bank

October 5, 2006

Resolving Disputes about Land: Lessons from Timor-Leste

James T. Thomson, Senior Associate, ARD, Inc.

September 21, 2006

Monitoring the Impact of Justice Reform: Early Lessons from PNG & Cambodia

Livingstone Armytage, Sr. Counsel, Legal and Judicial Reform, UNDP, Phnom Penh, and Director, Centre for Judicial Studies  

September 19, 2006

Reinventing Police Assistance in the 21st Century

Chair: Rick Messick, PRMPS

Mark Kroeker, Police Adviser for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Doug Bayley, Professor of Criminal Justice, SUNY, Albany
Jan Stromsen, Vice President, National Center for State Courts, and Executive Director, International Programs Division

July 18, 2006

Reflections on Combating Corruption

Chair: Sanjay Pradhan, PRMPS

Professor Michael Johnston, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University

Short Bio

June 27, 2006

A Generic Management Information System for Courts?

National Center for State Courts

May 25, 2006

Rule of Law Programming in Post-Conflict Countries: Lessons Learned in Multi-dimensional UN Peacekeeping Operations

Scott Carlson, Director Europe and Eurasia, Chemonics International
Ian Bannon, Manager, Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Team (SDV)


May 23, 2006

Controlling Grand Corruption: The Nigerian Experience

Nuhu Ribadu, Executive Chairman, Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)


May 19, 2006

A Conversation with the Chairman of Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Jerome Verdier

May 16, 2006

Enforcement of Judgments-The French Approach to the Bailiffs Profession Based on the Liberal Model

Paul Rochard, President of the French National Chamber of Bailiffs Bernard Menut, Secretary of the International Bailiffs Union Presentation


April 25, 2006

Building the Rule of Law in Iraq

Sermid Al-Sarraf, Executive Director, International Institute for the Rule of Law. Presentation

Short Bio

April 13, 2006

Technical Implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption: Challenges Facing Multilateral Organizations

Dr. Stuart C. Gilman, Head, Anti-Corruption Unit and The Global Programme Against Corruption, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

March 22, 2006

The United Nations Convention Against Corruption: An Overview and Status Report on Its Implementation

Dimitri Vlassis, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

February 2, 2006

Better Access to Justice Through Small Claims Courts

John Stacey, Head of Civil and Family Procedures Branch, HM Courts Service, United Kingdom
Robert W. Tobin, Consultant, National Center for State Courts, United States

January 31, 2006

Judicial Reform:  An Insider's View

Thimjo Kondi, President, Albanian Supreme Court

November 14, 2005

Redesigning Peru's Criminal Justice System

Raul Callirgos Velarde, Ministry of Justice, Peru

November 8, 2005

Rule of Law Programs in Iraq

Karen Hanrahan, Rule of Law Coordinator, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad

October 25, 2005

Judicial and Legal Reform in Asia: The Asia Foundation's Experience

Erik Jensen and Debra Ladner, The Asia Foudation

October 19, 2005

Making The Law Accessible and Enforceable: How Laws Can Help to Address the Forest Governance Challenge

Mohammed Bekhechi, Nalin Kishor, Guiseppe Topa

September 12, 2005

Intellectual Property and Development: Findings from Recent Research

Professor Keith Maskus, University of Colorado

July 29, 2005

Two Perspectives on Justice Reform: The Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary

Pim Albers, Dutch Ministry of Justice

Judge Dory Reiling

June 8, 2005

Benchmarking and Evaluation of Judicial Systems: The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Pim Albers (Dutch Ministry of Justice)
Roland Eshuis (Research and Documentation Center of the Dutch Ministry of Justice)
Click HERE to read the report.
For further information on the CEPEJ's activities, please have a look at their website:

June 7, 2005

The Role of Notaries in Civil Law Systems - Some Insights from the French Notary

Jacques Pourciel, High Council of the French Notary
Presentation (French)

June 6, 2005

Publicity of Security Right

Frédérique Dahan, Senior Counsel at the EBRD -  Presentation ; Document 1; Document 2

May 17, 2005

Women’s Rights, Empowerment & the Rule of Law: Initiatives in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America

David Vaughn, Chief of Party, USAID Women’s Legal Rights Initiative;
Mary Theisen, Deputy Chief of Party;
Lyn Beth Nylon, Legal Specialist;
Lelia Mooney, Legal Specialist

March 30, 2005

An Update on the Legal Modernization Initiative


March 17, 2005

Reforming the Rule of Law: A Necessary Prerequisite for Successful Projects

Rachel Kleinfeld Belton, Director, Truman National Security Project & Senior Consultant, Booze Allen Hamilton

February 17, 2005

Judicial Reform in France: New Report

M. Jean Claude Magendie

January 27, 2005

Judicial Reform in Challenging Environments: The Experience in Palestine

Bill Davis, Principal, DPK Consulting

January 10, 2005

Corruption and Anti-Corruption Programs in Latin America: Lessons from Argentina's Anti-Corruption Office

Nicolas Raigordsky, Anti-corruption Office, Argentina

November 9, 2004

Control Over Prosecutors Corrupts Politicians: Cross-Country Evidence Based on a New Set of Indicators

Prof. Dr. Stefan Voigt, University of Kassel, Germany

October 5, 2004

Untangling the Enforcement Knot:
Evidence from Peru
Document Presentation

Sandra Elena and Keith Henderson, IFES 

September 16, 2004

Caseflow Management - A Brief Guide to Delay Reduction
Power Point Presentation
Summary of Presentations - in Spanish

David C. Steelman, National Center for State Courts

June 24, 2004

World Bank/EU/Council of Europe workshop on Justice Sector Performance Indicators.

Background Documents
Readings on "Justice Sector Performance Indicators"
Council of Europe
Pilot-Scheme for Evaluating Judicial System
Explanatory Note
Council of Europe
Recommendations and Resolutions

Marco Fabri & Philip Langbroek Background Report on Delay in Judicial Proceedings)
Pim Albers (Background Report on Evaluating Judicial Systems)

Why Governance Indicators - Poul Engberg-Pedersen
Vera Institute
Measuring Progress Toward Safety and Justice
Chris Stone (
Guide) (Summary)
The Council of Europe's Experience
   Alexey Kojemiakov
   Gianluca Esposito
The EU's Experience
   Hans Rundegren
   Lambert Schmidt
   Florence Schmidt-Pariset

March 30, 2004

Crime and the Investment Climate:
Its Impact; What Can be Done

Sanjay Kathuria, Lead Economist, LCSPE Rina H. Oberai, Caribbean CMU

January 22, 2004

Informal Property in Peru: Revealing the Mystery of Capital

Victor Endo, Consultant World Bank's Peru Urban Land Tiling Project

December 18, 2003

Purging Institutions of Corruption: A Comparative Analysis of Programs in New York City and Chicago

Ms. Lydia Segal

November 07, 2003

Beyond Rule of Law Orthodoxy: The Legal Empowerment Alternative

Stephen Golub (International Development and Law, School of Law, University of California – Berkeley)

November 06, 2003

Judicial Reform: Asian Perspectives

Ms. Xin, Chunying, Standing Member, Law Committee of the National People’s Congress (China) Mr. Ibrahim Assegaf, Managing Director, PT Justika Siar Publika (Indonesia) Ms. Shahla Zia, Joint Director, Aurat Foundation (Pakistan)

November 4, 2003

Judicial Reform in the West Bank and Gaza: Recent Developments

William Davis, Principal, DPK Consulting

September 17, 2003

Developing Indicators of Judicial Performance: The Philippines' Experience - PRESENTATION

Rosemary Hunter, Dean, Griffiths University Law School, Brisbane

June 06, 2003

Legal and Judicial Reform from the Bottom Up: Lessons from Peru

Enrique Ghersi, Director, CITEL

April 30, 2003

Fighting Corruption in Latin America:
A Judge's View

Judge Ricardo M. Rojas, Argentina

Click  here for a summary of Judge Rojas' talk. Click  here for a copy of the opinion he wrote (in Spanish) of the case he discussed.
 herefor an analysis (in Spanish) of the implications of the Piso case.

April 29, 2003

Reforming Informal Justice Systems: Lessons from Peru and Colombia

Julio Faundez: Professor of Law, Warwick University (Julio.Faundez

April 2, 2003

Monitoring and Evaluating ADR Programs

Andrew Rowe, GHK International and David Fairman, MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program


March 26, 2003

The Myth of Settlement (PDF 1.6M)

Carl Baar: Professor, Department of Politics, Brock University

March 13, 2003

The IDB Experience in Justice Reform
(a)   Presentation on : Objectives & Limitations
(b) Presentation on: IDB Experience in Justice Reform

Christina Biebesheimer, Principal Specialist on Modernization of the State, IDB
Mark Payne, Social Development Specialist in the State, Governance and Civil Society Division, IDB

February 12, 2003 

The American Experience with Open Government Laws

Eleanor Smith, Zuckerman, Spaeder LLP 

Dec. 17, 2002

Judicial Reform in Pakistan: The Asian Development Bank’s Project

William Davis, DPK

Dec. 6, 2002

Teaching Judges Economics:The U.S. Experience

Frank Buckley, Professor, George Mason University Law School, and Director, Law and Economics Center

November 14, 2002 

The Political Economy of Judicial Independence

Matthew C. Stephenson, Harvard University

October 30, 2002 

Governance Reform in the Arab World: The UNDP's Program on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR)

Adel Abdellatif, Regional Coordinator, POGAR

October 17, 2002

The Political Economy of the Andean Governance Crisis

Andres Solimano (PDF 110K)
Regional Advisor,
UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean

October 16, 2002

Evaluating Judicial Reform: ABA/CEELI's Judicial Reform Index 

Click HEREto access the 9 reports prepared.

Scott Carlson, Director, American Bar Association's Central and Eastern Europe Program

October 15, 2002

Empirical Research on Courts[PDF 1.5M]Recent Work on India

Robert Moog
North Carolina
State University

May 6, 2002

Judicial Reform: The Eight Year Experience in Tanzania

Judges Nan Shuker and Susan Winfield, Superior Court, District of Columbia

April 11, 2002

Strengthening Public Participation and Access to Information in Government Decisionmaking in Transition Countries

Malcolm Russell-Einhorn, Abt Associates; Vedat Milor, Georgia Tech University; Jeffrey Lubbers, Washington College of Law

December 4, 2001

Simplifying Business Regulation: One Stop Licensing Laws

Cindy Clement, IRIS Center, University of Maryland

November 29, 2001

Access to Justice: What Can We Learn from the Developed Countries' Experience"

Speaker: Professor Erhard Blankenburg, Free University, Amsterdam

October 26, 2001

New Approaches to Access to Justice

Ed Rekosh, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Initiative

September 6, 2001

Reforming the Court System: The Australian Experience Professor 

David Weisbrot President, ALRC 

July 25, 2001

Freedom of Information Laws: Emerging Trends & Lessons Learned

Tom Blanton
Executive Director
National Security Archives

May 15, 2001

Fostering Accountable Government: Whistleblower Protection, Freedom of Information, Asset Disclosure

Keith Henderson and Robert Vaughn, AU Law School and Tom Devine, Government Accountability Project 

February 15, 2001 

Reforming Public Institutions: The Peruvian Experience

Edgardo Mosquera, former Minister of the Presidency

February 22, 2001 

Legal and Judicial Reform: A Personal View from the Field

Stephen Murdoch, consultant, Cambodia Court Training Project

April 10, 2001 

The Philippine Experience with Traditional Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Rownea Morales, University of the Philippines 

April 9, 2001 

Lessons from the Law-Related Work of the Ford Foundation

Mary McClymont, Ford Foundation

October 12, 2000 

Reforming Judicial Systems: The Experience in El Salvador over the Past Two Decades

Margaret Popkin, Due Process of Law Foundation

September 8, 2000 

Strengthening Parliament’s Role in the Accountability Equation

John Uhr, Australian National University 

September 29, 2000 

Improving the Lives of Children and Families: What Contribution Can the justice System Make

Amanda Finlay, Lord Chancellor’s Department 

September 22, 2000 

Legal and Judicial Reform: Recipient Perspectives

David Peetrasek, International Council on Human Rights Policy

October 10, 2000 

The Economic Consequences of a Weak Judiciary: Insights from India

Wolfgang K.C. Kohling, Center for Development Research

November 17, 2000 

Regulating the Rules of the Game: Campaign Finance Laws in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

Robert Dahl, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

December 12, 2000 

The Indian Constitutional Experience: Lessons in Writing an Enduring Pact between Citizens and their Government

Granville Austin 

May 11, 2000 

Strategies for Judicial Reform 

Mr. Livingston Armytage, Executive Director, Centre for Judicial Studies

April 25, 2000 

Reforming English Civil Justice: A Market Strategy for Delivering Access to Justice

Peter Harris, Lord Chancellor's Department

April 20, 2000

Developments in Legal and Judicial Reform in East Asia

Mr. Simon Rice, Director, Law Foundation of New South Wales

April 4, 2000 

Fostering Government Accountability: The Role of an Ombudsman

Dean Gottehrer, former Ombudsman

March 6, 2000

Judges on Judicial Reform: U.S. Judges Experiences Advising Developing and Transition Countries

Judges Magnuson, Wallace, Messitte, Mihm, and Paine

February 16, 2000 

Governance Issues in Pakistan: What Next? 

Ahmed Rashid, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute

February 4, 2000 

Lessons from the Democracy Promotion Movement

Thomas Carothers, Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for Intenational Peace

January 13, 2000 

Reforming Criminal Justice Systems:

The Inter-American Development Bank's Experience

Lisa Bhansali, Inter-American Development Bank

December 9, 1999 

The OECD Bribery Convention: A Progress Report

Mark Pieth, Professor, University of Basle

November 12, 1999

Constitutional Rule and Economic Development: The Critical Interaction of Culture and Institutions

Joseph Kalt, Professor, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

October 28, 1999 

Building Legal Institutions in Transition Countries: The Ukrainian Experience

Vadym Zachosov and Volodymyr Matvieiev, Ukrainian Parliament

August 2, 1999 

Problems in Creating Capital Markets to Facilitate Privatization in Post-Conflict Bosnia

Erik T. Huitfeldt, East West Management Institute

July 29, 1999 

Using Survey Research to Evaluate Institutional Performance: The Case of the Judiciary 

Herbert Kritzer, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

July 14, 1999

Can American Case Management Techniques be Exported?

Steven Flandersand Terry Dunworth, Abt Associates

June 29, 1999 

Evaluating Legal Institutions: The Foreign Investor's Perspective

Maura Garych, and Clyde W. Fritz, March USA 

June 23, 1999 

State of Federalism and Legal Reforms in Russia

Dr. Boris Topornin, Director, Russian Institute of State and Law

May 6, 1999 

Bridging the Civil / Common Law Gap: The Canadian Experience

Josee Touchette andAlain Vauclair, Canadian Dept. of Justice

April 29, 1999 

Checking Government Power: The Experience of the Peruvian Ombudsman

Jorge Santistevan de Noriega, Defensor del Pueblo

April 21, 1999 

Governance & Financial Crisis: Lessons from East Asia

Asia Foundation representatives from Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines

April 12, 1999 

Evaluating the Performance of Judges: The American Experience

(Memorandum on Techniques of Judicial Evaluation)

Roderic L. Woodson, Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, D.C. Bar

February 18, 1999 

Nations in Transit: Tracking Legal-Institutional Development in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

Adrian Karatnycky, Freedom House 

February 11, 1999 

Libel Law and Anticorruption Initiatives

Herman Schwartz, Prof. of Law, American University

January 21, 1999 

Constitutionalism in Russia: The Constitutional Court and the Decentralization Process

Will Pomeranz, National Endowment for Democracy 

December 8, 1998 

Causes and Consequences of Constitutional Form

Frederick Schauer, Prof. and Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

November 19, 1998 

Legal Technical Assistance: Exporting Competition Law to ECA Countries

Daniel Rubinfeld, Prof. of Law and Prof. of Economics, University of California at Berkley and Russell Pittman, U.S. Department of Justice

November 17, 1998 

Constitutionalism in Africa: Successes and Failures

Gerard Conac, Prof. and Director of Juridical and Political Studies of the African World, Pantheon-Sorbonne

November 12, 1998 

Governance and Accountability

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

November 10, 1998 

Judicial Reform in the US: Myths and Realities

Deborah Hensler, Prof. of Dispute Resolution, Stanford Law School

November 5, 1998 

Legal/Judicial Reform in Russia: Successes, Problems, Lessons Learned

Rusian G. Orekhov, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Administration of the President of Russia

October 28, 1998

Judicial Systems and Land Rights in Uganda

Lynn Khadiagala, University of Wisconsin

October 22, 1998 

Corruption and Judicial/Institutional Reform in Indonesia

Doug Ramage, Asia Foundation 

October 21, 1998 

Why People Obey the Law

Tom Tyler, Prof. of Psychology, New York University

October 14, 1998 

Judicial Reform in Singapore 

Hamza Musa, Chief of Subordinate Courts, Singapore

October 14, 1998 

Methods for Evaluating Judicial System Performance

Robert M. Sherwood, International Business Consultant

September 24, 1998 

Judicial Reform in Civil Law Countries

Giuseppe Di Federico, Prof. and Director, University of Bologna Research Center for Judicial Studies

September 4, 1998 

Judicial Reform in Venezuela

Dra. Cecilia Sosa Gomez, Chief Justice,  Venezuelan Supreme Court

July 16, 1998 

Institutional Pre-Requisites for an Urban Real Estate Market

John McLaughlin, Center for Property Studies, University of New Brunswick

May 14, 1998 

II. Staff Training

Title Date Speakers Materials Available 
The Nuts-and-Bolts of Judicial Reform

April 18-20, 2006

Click  here for Agenda with Speakers

Elements of Judicial ReformJanuary 11-14, 2005  Click HEREto view all materials available.
Recent Experience with Judicial Reforms: Lessons for Latin America:January 26, 2003Erik Jensen, Stanford Law School and the Asia Foundation; Richard E. Messick, Public Sector Group, World Bank  
Regulating Citizen-State Interactions:

The Role of Administrative Law in the United Kingdom
and the Netherlands

January 23, 2003

Philip Langbroek, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Utrecht University

Adam Tompkins, Fellow and Tutor in Law, St Catherine's College, Oxford University:

Malcolm Russell-Einhorn, Deputy Director, IRIS Center, University of Maryland:

"General Principles of Proper Administration and the General Administrative Law Act in the Netherlands"

General Administrative Law Act

Access to Justice: British and Dutch experiencesDecember 11, 2002Erhard Blankenburg, Free University (Amsterdam), Tamara Goriely, Commercial and Common Law Team, Law Commission (London) and Robert Rhudy, Executive Director, Maryland Legal Services Corporation

Erhard Blankenburg: Legal Aid in the Netherlands[PDF 121K]

Tamara Goriely: The English Approach to Access to Justice[PDF 281K]

England Slides[PDF 43K]

List of Readings [PDF 47K] 

Legal and Judicial Reform in Asia: AusAID's ExperienceNov. 12, 2002Daniel Rowland, Law and Justice Advisor AusAID

Summary  [PDF 19K]
Statistics[PDF 1.1M]

Fairness vs. WelfareJune 25, 2002Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School, Ko-Yung Tung, World Bank General Counsel and Vice President of the Legal Department, Lubomira Beardsley, World Bank Legal and Judicial Reform, Randi Ryterman, World Bank Public Sector Group in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.Introductory remarks by Ko-Yung Tung, Presentations of Kaplow, Beardsley, and Ryterman
Access to Justice and the Market for Legal ServicesJune 18, 2002Luba Zimanova Beardsley and Alexi Proskuryakov, World Bank; Gillian Hadfiled, University of Southern California Law School,; Peter Harris and Antonia Romeo, Lord Chancellor's DepartmentBeardsley & Proskuryakov presentation; Hadfield presentation; Sourcebook
The Justice System of the Federal Republic of Germany: Lessons for Developing and Transition Countries[PDF 7K]May 28, 2002Judge Ruediger Dietrich Tönnies, President of the Bremen District Court; Judge Rainer Voss, Presiding Judge at the Duesseldorf Regional Court and Honorary President, German Judges Association; Professor Dr. Klaus Roehl, Chair for Legal Sociology and Legal Philosophy, Ruhr-University BochumPresentations of Judges Tönnies & Voss[PDF 98K]
Case Management and the Enforcement of Judgments: French and AmericanApproaches   April 30, 2002Marguerite Pelier, Conseiller à la Cour d'Appel de Versailles *J. Frederick Motz, Judge, U.S. District Court for Maryland* Christine Capitaine, Vice-Président auprès du Tribunal de Grande Instance de Meaux * Bruce Cherkis, Wolpoff & Abramson .Christine Capitaine, The French Directions Judge[pdf 22k]

Automating Courts: Case Tracking and Management Systems

September 20, 2001Richard Van Duizend, National Center for State Courts; John Blackton, former director Egyptian judicial reform project; Robert Page, principal, DPK Consultants; Waleed Malik, World BankPAPER: USAID, Center for Democracy and Governance, Case Tracking and Management Guide
Alternative Dispute Resolution: What it is, How it can foster access to justice (in partnership with USAID) January 2000 Diana Chigas and David Fairman, Conflict Management Group, Deborah Hensler, Stanford Law School

Workshop report
Transcript of Workshop

Judicial Reform in South Asia: Case Management, Court Performance Standards, Political Economy

October 1999

Judge Nan Shuker, D.C. Superior Court, Erik Jensen, Stanford Law School, Madeline Crohn and Richard Van Duizend, National Center for State CourtsSet of papers 

The Law and Economics of Judicial Reform

February 1999 

Santos Pastor, Universidad Complutense, Madrid; Carlos Peña, Diego Portalis University, Santiago; Dan Rubinfeld, University of California at Berkley; Judge Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Steven Shavell, Harvard University; Erik Jensen, Asian Foundation; Ed Buscaglia, Consultant

Video tape of proceedings; PREM Note 26    Other Selected Readings

Other References:

Modernization of the Judicial System

La Modernización de la Justicia

Notas sobre la justificación del uso de sistemas alternativos

Judicial Reform: The Lessons of Experience

May 1998

Jorge Correa, Diego Portalis University, Santiago; Linn Hammergren, LAC; Nancy Truitt, Tinker Foundation; Maria Dakolias, LEG; Waleed Malik, LAC; Katharina Pistor, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law; Thomas Bodewig, EU; Mary McClymont, Ford Foundation; Jennifer Widner, University of Michigan; Judge Peter Messittee, U.S. District Court for Maryland; Judge Nan Shuker, D.C. Superior Court 

Set of papers plus edited transcript of proceedings


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