|5.3. ||Establish a major compulsory training program for all new
judges (presumably at the new Academy of Justice) and design that
program to include innovations in both intellectual content and
|5.4. ||Develop and expand the institution of clerkships (pomoshchnik sudu), especially to employ graduates of the new Academy of
Justice not yet eligible to work as judges.|
|5.5. ||Improve judges' access to legal information by (a) sending
to all judges on a regular basis a selection of newly published books
(codes, commentaries, treatises); and (b) providing each courthouse
with a computer, modem, and access fees for the major databases
of Russian legislation.|
|5.6. ||Stimulate and improve the work of all judges by (a)
upgrading and expanding the refresher courses; and (b) organizing
local conferences, seminars, and other events.|
|5.7. ||Upgrade the training of other justice officials (court
secretaries, bailiff-enforcers), paying special attention to the soon
to be created justices of the peace.|
The source of data for these Tables and the rest of the Tables in this
Chapter is the Department of Cadres, Russian Supreme Court.
See, for example, the discussion in A. Dementev, "O preddolzhnostnoi
podgotovke sudei", Rossiiskaia iustitsiia, 1994, No. 8, p. 10.
See I. L. Petrukhin, "A khramu nuzhen remont", Iuridicheskii vestnik, 1996,
No. 2, p. 5.
George Ginsburgs, "The Soviet Judicial Elite: Is It?" Review of Socialist Law,
Vol. 11, 1985, pp. 293-311. Many senior judges complained recently that few
candidates are willing to serve as judges after acquiring five years of legal expertise. "Soveshchanie-seminar's predsedateliami kvalifikatsionnykh kollegii sudei Rossiiskoi Federatsii, 24-28 noiabria 1997 (v pansionate'Lesnye dali'; stenograficheskii
otchet" (unpublished document).
4. Women also hold positions of authority in the courts, in 1997 representing
42.2% of district court chairmen. Women made up 3.5% of regional court chairs
and 24.0% of their deputy chairs. See "A sud'i kto?" in Ogonek, 1996, No. 6, pp. 44-45. See also the review of court-staffing practices discussed at the President's
Council on Judicial Reform on 10 October 1995. Reported in Rossiiskaia iustitsiia, 1996, No. 2, p. 5.
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