Judicial Academy

The Judicial Academy (JA) was established in 2002 by the Act No. 6/2002 Coll. as the central institution of the justice sector for the training of judges, state prosecutors and other target groups. Since it took over the Judicial school in 2005, the Judicial Academy is a unique state body in the Czech Republic responsible for training all target groups in the Czech judiciary.

The seat of the Czech Judicial Academy is in Kroměříž. JA has got training and accommodation facilities in Kroměříž and training facilities in Prague and 7 other cities. Among main activities of the Judicial Academy are:

  • Initial training of trainees
  • Continuous training of judges and prosecutors
  • Continuous training of middle professional staff at courts and prosecution offices
  • Continuous training of senior staff at courts and prosecution offices
  • Training in cooperation with partner institutions (e.g. Czech Bar Association)
  • Association of Judges, Association of Prosecutors, Chamber of Court Appointed
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Training in cooperation with European training institutions; etc.

The education is provided pursuant to the regular annual training program, created on the basis of the analysis of educational needs in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, courts and the state prosecution offices. The training is focused on domestic law, EU law, legal skills and social sciences. It is provided in form of lectures, seminars, workshops, short-term courses, moots, mock trials, etc.

JA has many bilateral contacts in and outside Europe. Since 2004 it has been an active member of the European Judicial Training Network. JA has an experience as a coordinator of national and European projects (e.g. CZ0056 E-learning Education for Judiciary, project under the Financial Mechanism of Norway, 2007-2011; 7F-07532.01 Training Needs Analysis and Creating of Training System for Professional Staff of Courts and State Prosecutions, project under the Cooperation Program between Switzerland and the Czech Republic, 2011-2013). The Czech Judicial Academy also participates as a partner in bilateral and multilateral projects aimed at training of different aspects of the EU law.

Detailed information about training events and all activities of the Judicial Academy is available on the JA webpage ( or in the Judicial Academy registration system ASJA (


  • Austria
    • Federal Ministry of Justice – Bundesministerium für Justiz
  • Belgium
    • L’Institut de formation judiciaire (IFJ-IGO)
  • Bulgaria
    • National Institute of Justice
  • Croatia
    • The Judicial Academy of Croatia
  • Cyprus
    • Supreme Court of Cyprus
  • Czechia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Denmark
    • Court Administration / Domstolsstyrelsen
  • Estonia
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
    • Supreme Court of Estonia, Training Department
  • Finland
    • The National Courts Administration
    • National Prosecution Authority, The Office of the Prosecutor General
  • France
    • The French National School for the Judiciary
  • Germany
    • Academy of European Law (ERA)
    • Federal Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz
  • Greece
    • National School of the Judiciary
  • Hungary
    • National Office for the Judiciary
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Ireland
    • The Judicial Studies Committee
  • Italy
    • Scuola Superiore della Magistratura
    • Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura
  • Latvia
    • Latvian Judicial Training Centre
    • The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania
    • National Courts Administration
    • Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
    • Parquet général
  • Malta
    • Judicial Studies Committee
  • Netherlands
    • Studiecentrum Rechtspleging
  • Poland
    • National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
  • Portugal
    • Centre For Judicial Studies
  • Romania
    • National Institute of Magistracy
  • Slovak Republic
    • Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
    • Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia Judicial Training Centre
  • Spain
    • Centro de Estudios Jurídicos
    • Escuela Judicial Consejo General del Poder Judicial
  • Sweden
    • Judicial Training Academy
    • Swedish Prosecution Authority