Judicial Studies Committee

The Maltese Judicial Studies Committee (JSC) was established in 2003 as the body responsible for the initial and continuous judicial training of the members of the judiciary, namely magistrates and judges. It assists them in skills training and continued professional development mainly through seminars it organises in Malta. It also provides training to the legal assistants of members of the judiciary.

The JSC also facilitates the participation of members of the judiciary in training events organised abroad by the EJTN, ERA and other institutions. The JSC, composed of four members, two appointed by the Chief Justice and two members appointed by the Minister responsible for justice.

The JSC acts under the general direction of the Chief Justice presently Mr. Justice Mark Chetcuti. Judge Joseph David Camilleri was the first chairman of the JSC.

The present chairman is Mr. Justice Tonio Mallia and the Vice-Chairman is Madam Justice Joanne Vella Cuschieri, both sitting judges in the Maltese Superior Courts.

Ms. Pamela Seychell is the Training Administrator.

The JSC has the following objectives:

  • Identifies the training needs of members of the judiciary
  • Organises induction courses for new members of the judiciary
  • Provides training for members of the judiciary
  • Organises lectures, seminars, courses and similar events for members of the judiciary
  • Informs members of the judiciary of recent legal developments through the use of information technology
  • Issues updated papers on aspects of judicial work
  • Promotes international cooperation in matters touching upon judicial training

The JSC has been an active member of EJTN for many years and has taken part in some of its working groups and other training projects administered by EJTN.


  • Austria
    • Federal Ministry of Justice
  • Belgium
    • Judicial Training Institute
  • Bulgaria
    • National Institute of Justice
  • Croatia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Cyprus
    • Judicial Training School
  • Czechia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Denmark
    • Court Administration
  • Estonia
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
    • Supreme Court
  • Finland
    • National Courts Administration
    • National Prosecution Authority
  • France
    • National School for the Judiciary
  • Germany
    • Federal Ministry of Justice
    • Academy of European Law (ERA)
  • Greece
    • National School of the Judiciary
  • Hungary
    • National Office for the Judiciary
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Ireland
    • The Judicial Council
  • Italy
    • School for the Judiciary
    • High Council of the Judiciary
  • Latvia
    • Latvian Judicial Training Centre
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Lithuania
    • National Courts Administration
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Luxembourg
    • National Council of Justice
  • Malta
    • Judicial Studies Committee
  • Netherlands
    • Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary
  • Poland
    • National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
  • Portugal
    • Centre for Judicial Studies
  • Romania
    • National Institute of Magistracy
  • Slovakia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Slovenia
    • Judicial Training Centre
  • Spain
    • Centre for Legal Studies
    • Judicial School
  • Sweden
    • Judicial Training Academy
    • Swedish Prosecution Authority