Understand the roles undertaken by the personnel of the courts.

The following topic forms part of the Unit Dispute Solving in the Legal System.

Understand the roles undertaken by the personnel of the courts

The legal profession (lawyers): work, training and regulation of barristers, solicitors, legal executives, paralegals; Legal Services Ombudsman and complaints.

The judiciary: organisation; selection and appointment of judges; roles in civil and criminal cases; judicial independence and immunity; removal from office.

Lay people: Magistrates  – selection and appointment; training; role and powers; jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases; removal; advantages and disadvantages; juries – qualifications and disqualification, selection and role, summoning, vetting and challenging, advantages and disadvantages.

 

 

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