ABOUT US [Functions of the Academy]
The Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy was set up vide State Government Notification No. Home (E) 3-17/2003-II dated 24th November 2005. The Academy has been established under the Leadership of Hon'ble Chief Justice, (Hon’ble Patron-in-Chief of the Academy), High Court of Himachal Pradesh, with a contemplation of the following functions:
► To impart induction training to newly recruited Judicial Officers
► To impart refresher and orientation training and education to Judicial Officers.
► To provide training to ministerial staff of Judicial Courts from time to time.
► To provide such other judicial trainings and education related services, as may be necessary to improve the efficacy of the justice delivery system.
► To provide and impart refreshers, orientation or any other type of training in justice and law related subjects to Officers and Officials outside Judiciary, if so requested or required.
REDEFINED ACTIVITIES OF H.P. JUDICIAL ACADEMY
The State Government vide Notification No. Home-B (E)3-17/2003 dated 1st July, 2013, in consultation with the Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, has been pleased to add the following more functions in addition to the functions already notified vide Notification No. Home (E)3-17/2003-II dated 24th November, 2005:
To associate the Judicial Officers in the research work in order to provide evidence about the judicial process and development. The training programme/ refresher programme should be followed by “impact assessment” by taking the feedback from the judicial officers. Thereafter, the OSD-Legal Research and Rules, High Court of H.P. will process the same and prepare the research paper, for being placed before the H.P. Judicial Academy Committee and Board of Visitors for overall working of Judicial Officers Training Institute, National Law School and all matters relating thereto. The Law Students of Final Year from the Law Colleges should also be associated in research work. H.P. Judicial Academy to devise modules in this regard.
To make aware the Practitioners in other fields as well as the next generations about the laws and the Judicial system. The Judicial Academy to evolve a module for the innovative teaching about the laws and the judicial system in association with State Legal Authority.
To assist the development of judicial policies through research and provide a high level forum for policy discussion between the Judges, Academicians and the policy makers with a view to provide ultimate benefits to the society as a whole and to prepare a draft paper in this regard.
To start professional development courses of short duration, for practicing lawyers. Some of these courses are to be designed to fulfill the need on educating practitioners about the judiciary prior to applying for judicial posts. The other short duration professional development courses should provide Legal Practitioners with new skills and understanding of judicial functions. To devise modules in this regard, by taking up the matter with the Bar Council of H.P.
To hold programmes of public discussion about the key role of the judiciary in law and society by holding seminars in collaboration with the H.P. Legal Services Authority and Para Legal Volunteers working with the District Legal Service Authorities in the State by devising modules.
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy is also undertaking following activities:
► Publishing Bi-Annual “e-News Letter [HIM-NEWS]” of the Judicial Academy, which is being uploaded in the website of the Judicial Academy from time to time to apprise the Judicial Officers and general public about the activities being undertaken by the Judicial Academy.
► Publishing “Him News– Law Journal” and sending copies of the same to all the Judicial Officers of the State. The purpose of the journal is to educate us all on various issues. Sharing of knowledge and experience would also help others for the effective discharge of their duties.
► Preparing Head Notes of all the reportable judgments of Hon’ble High Court of H.P. and sending the same to all the Judicial Officers of the State of Himachal Pradesh through e-Mail every week, with a view to update the Judicial Officers about the latest law laid down by the Hon’ble High Court of H.P., from time to time.
► Editing of ILR (H.P. Series).
► Uploading the important judgments of Hon’ble Apex Court in the website of the Judicial Academy and also sending the same to all the Judicial Officers of the State through e-Mail email@example.com.
► The State Government vide Notification No. Home-B (E)3-17/2003 dated 1st July, 2013, in consultation with the Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh, has been pleased to add Research work in order to provide evidence about the judicial process and development, in addition to the functions already notified vide Notification No. Home (E)3-17/2003-II dated 24th November, 2005. The Judicial Academy is conducting “impact assessment” of the training programmes by taking the feedback from the Judicial Officers. The feedback forms taken during the trainings/workshops are being processed and research paper is being prepared by the Registrar (Legal Research and Rules), High Court of H.P., which is being placed before the Hon’ble Board of Governors of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy.
► The Judicial Academy is also associating the Advocates and the Law Students from Law Universities/Colleges and other stakeholders in the Conferences being organized by the Judicial Academy on burning topics in order to bridge the gap between the public and the Judiciary.
Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy, Shimla