More than 800 officials from the Mexico City Judicial Branch (PJCDMX) will receive specialized JSCA training on civil and family justice reforms in the Americas, with an emphasis on the installation and strengthening of orality in both areas. The courses are part of a program supported by the Judicial Studies Institute of the PJCDMX, the Commission for the Implementation of Civil, Commercial and Extinction of Ownership Orality and the Working Group for the Implementation of Mexico’s new National Code of Civil and Family Procedures.

Several Latin American countries, including Mexico, are going through a gradual process of change in their civil and family justice systems to leave behind the logic of the written record and move towards a system of oral hearings where judges can directly appreciate the evidence with their own senses.

The judicial systems of the Americas need to resolve civil and family disputes with transparency and speed in order to guarantee effective access to justice. In this context, JSCA has recognized experience in the development of studies, tools and training to promote justice reforms, both from a legal perspective and from a public policy and management perspective, with a critical and proactive vision of the challenges involved in these processes in the region.

The training developed by JSCA in the Civil Justice Reform and Family Justice Reform courses will be given in partnership with the PJCDMX and will contribute to professionalizing and guiding the discussions and answers to the central questions surrounding the processes of oral reform of civil and family justice, in order to generate quality information and decisions, and to have the necessary tools to adequately implement the changes that will be experienced with the entry into force of Mexico’s National Code of Civil and Family Proceedings.

The inauguration of these training sessions was attended by various high-ranking authorities of the Mexico City Judicial Branch, including Presiding Judge Rafael Guerra Álvarez, Ms. Paulina Cal y Mayor Turnbull, General Director of the Judicial Studies Institute of the PJCDMX, and Magistrate Esperanza Hernández Valero, in addition to María Victoria Rivas, President of the JSCA Board of Directors, and Nataly Ponce, Executive Director of JSCA.