Virtual Course on Judicial Management and Case Management

Case management is a judicial management and oversight tool for achieving the key goals of the justice system. Operators have begun to promote its use in judicial systems based on its development in comparative experience. Brazil has been a pioneer in the region in regard to introducing case management. There is thus a need to have the sufficient knowledge to assess its use based on its potential for improving judicial systems and the challenges and risks that it represents.

This issue presents a new perspective on justice systems, establishing new concepts and procedural institutions, roles for the stakeholders in the process, and forms of imparting civil justice that lead us to question traditional approaches.

Finally, case management allows us to explain, justify, and articulate various topics related to the management and efficiency that have been incorporated into judicial systems without a theory that could be used to guide its practice.
General objective

To identify the main theoretical elements that allow students to understand case management and why and how it is executed.

Specific Objectives:
  • To identify the concept of case management and how it can influence judicial management.
  • To identify theoretical foundations that explain and justify the need to introduce judicial case management into procedure systems.
  • To identify the key conceptual elements that shape judicial case management, who executes it and why, distinguishing it from other procedural categories.
  • To describe the technical principles and tools of case management developed in comparative experience.
To identify the main objections and risks that comparative doctrine has formulated of the case management system and related techniques.

Module 1. Case management and how it can influence judicial management
  • Problems with the term and procedural literature
  • Dynamism of the topic and diversity of approaches
  • Guidelines for transforming civil courts based on new procedural paradigms
  • Aspects of judicial management
  • Management models: Administrative and judicial
  • Recommendations for the design of new civil courts

Module 2. Theoretical foundations of judicial case management
  • Theoretical foundations of judicial case management.
  • Proportionality
  • Distributive justice
  • Judicial oversight of the process and judicial case management

Module 3. Conceptual elements, aspects, and purposes of judicial case management
  • What is judicial case management?
  • Aspects of judicial case management
  • Purposes of case management
  • Case management, the dispositive principle, and judicial management of the proceedings

Module 4. Case management factors and techniques
  • Factors that condition case management
  • Common case management techniques or tools
  • Risks and problems associated with case management
The suggested course calendar is presented below:
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  • Introduction to the e-learning platform: September 6 to 12
  • Module 1: September 13 to 19 (contents + evaluation)
  • Module 2: September 20 to 26 (contents + evaluation)
  • Module 3: September 27 to October 3 (contents + evaluation)
  • Module 4: October 4 to 10 (contents + evaluation)
  • Final paper: October 11 to 24 (5 to 10 pages)
  • Grades and certification: October 25 to November 5
The above notwithstanding, the instructor will publish the course contents and information about the assessments and final paper on the first day of the course (24 hours). This will allow students to adjust the course activities to their personal and professional schedules.

Students should complete the multiple choice assessments upon completing each module. Students should complete the final paper after finishing 4 modules and the respective assessments.

Each assessment has 10 questions and 1 point will be awarded per question. The maximum score is thus 10 points. The final paper will be graded as “fail,” “pass” or “outstanding” based on the evaluation guidelines that will be distributed in advance.
The cost of the course is US$100 (one hundred US dollars).

Once you have registered using the electronic form, you will receive an email with payment instructions. You will have two payment options:
  • Payments completed outside of Chile: Online payment using a link to a credit card in dollars.
  • Payments completed within Chile: Online payment using Red Compra or a credit card.
Discounts

• Individual early registration:* 25% discount (final price of US$75)
• Group early registration:* 40% discount (final price of US$60)
• Institutions 50% discount (final price of US$50)

*Through July 31, 2021.
** 4 or more people.
*** 10 or more people.
Legal professionals who work in government institutions and focus on teaching or practice law, public officials and judicial assistants who work in the courts, prosecutors, and individuals who work in similar institutions.
Students who wish to receive virtual certification for the course may do so if they have passed the assessments at the end of each module and the final paper.

The certification will be granted for 48 classroom hours. The certification will only be distributed digitally and will indicate the dates of the course and whether or not the student passed the course. It will also describe the course contents.

Students who earn an average grade of 70% on the assessments for each module and pass the final paper will pass the course. Certificates will differentiate between students who have passed and outstanding students:
  • Average grade of 7 to 8.9 on the assessments and paper assigned grade of “pass” or “outstanding”: Pass..
  • Average grade of 9 to 10 on the assessments and paper assigned grade of “outstanding”: Outstanding..
For more information, , contact Ananías Reyes at ananias.reyes@cejamericas.org