IJA International Judicial Academy

2014 Embassy Forum: The Legal Systems of the United States – A Clear Explanation

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
           Reception 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Place: International Judicial Academy, Suite M-100,
           1055 Thomas Jefferson Street N.W.
           Washington, D.C. (Georgetown)

This one-day program is free of charge for Embassy officials and will focus on:

The structure and functioning of the U.S. court systems: federal and state

A.U.S. separation of powers: legislative, executive and judicial branches

B.Federalism – the system of national and state governments, including courts

C.English common law system and differences with the civil law system

D.Criminal justice system

E.Appointment or election of judges

F.Role of prosecutors and attorneys

The program will also include coffee breaks, lunch buffet, and after-seminar reception.

How to enroll:

Email Maria Chhabria at mchhabria@ijaworld.orgthe following information:

1) names of each attendee

2) name of the Embassy

3) contact information

For questions or inquiries call 202 247 6006, Ext. 134 or send an email to mchhabria@ijaworld.org